Three Named to NEIBA All-Star Game
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Juniors Matt Boulter (Wrentham, Mass.) and Tim Flight (Portsmouth. R.I.) and sophomore Alex Powers (Brewster, Mass.) of the Southern New Hampshire University baseball team were selected recently to compete in the 38th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game.
This year's contest is slated to take place Monday, June 4 at 7:00 pm at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. and pits a team of Division I all-stars against a team of Division II and III all-stars.
Boulter, who will be competing in the game for the second straight year, is one of two SNHU players to start all 56 games for the 43-13 Penmen. A Northeast-10 Second Team selection at shortstop, while also garnering ABCA First Team All-Region honors and ABCA/Rawlings Second Team Gold Glove regional accolades, Boulter has knocked in a team-high 51 runs while batting .304.
Flight is a finalist for the Tino Martinez Award, awarded to the best player in Division II baseball, as well as the consensus East Region Pitcher of the Year. In 15 starts this season, the lefthander is 9-1 with a 1.30 earned run average and 140 strikeouts in 102.2 innings of work. Also the Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year, Flight ranks among the national leaders in strikeouts, ERA and strikeouts per nine innings.
Powers has emerged as one of the country's top closers in 2012. Following Saturday's 3-2 win over Minnesota State to open the Division II College World Series, Powers is 5-1 with eight saves and a 0.31 earned run average. He has struck out 47 batters in 29.1 innings of work and in the postseason is 1-0 with three saves and 13 strikeouts in seven innings.