Baglini Earns Capital One Academic All-District Accolades

Milford, Connecticut native collects second All-District selection for baseball program in three years

EASTON, Mass. (May 5, 2014) – Stonehill College junior infielder Christian Baglini (Milford, Connecticut/Notre Dame High) has earned Capital One Academic All-District  I first team honors for baseball as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members in Division II from the East Region. With his first team selection, Baglini is now eligible for Academic All-America honors to be released later this month.

Baglini, who has earned a 3.60 cumulative grade point average as a neuroscience major, is Stonehill's second All-District selection for baseball in the past three years, as Michael White, '12, was honored in 2012. Baglini has been the recipient of the St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Students, Medal for posting the highest cumulative GPA on the baseball team the past two years, and he has been named to both the Northeast-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll each of the three semesters that he has been a part of the baseball team. In addition, Baglini was presented with a 2013 Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award.

On the diamond, Baglini has been a key member of a Stonehill team that is currently ranked seventh in the NCAA DII East Regional Rankings. Through the end of the regular season, he owns the third-highest batting average on the team (.291) to go with seven doubles, a triple, and 24 RBI. Baglini has also scored 18 runs, drawn 14 walks, and stolen seven bases while starting 43 of 48 contests.

From April 6th to April 29th, Baglini posted a career-best 16-game hitting streak, a stretch in which he hit .414 (24-for-58) with two doubles, a triple, 11 runs, and 12 RBI. In an 8-4 win at Saint Anselm College on April 13th, he went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs.

Baglini has played in 73 games in his Stonehill career, starting 69 of those contests. He is a .280 career hitter (69-for-246), with 12 doubles, three triples, and 35 RBI to go with 10 steals, 26 walks, and 34 runs scored. Baglini has also made two appearances on the mound, giving up one run on four hits in three innings of work.

Stonehill (28-18, 17-10 NE-10) wrapped up its regular season last night with a 5-3 loss at No. 20 Southern New Hampshire University. The Skyhawks will open the NE-10 Tournament on the road Wednesday afternoon at either Southern New Hampshire or Franklin Pierce University.

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