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Little East Conference Announces 2019 Baseball All-Conference Awards

2019 baseball all-conference

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - The 2019 Little East Conference (LEC) Baseball all-conference teams and major awards were announced Tuesday following a vote of the league's head coaches. Plymouth State senior outfielder Josh Goulet (Nashua, N.H.) was named the Player of the Year, while Eastern Connecticut freshman catcher Matt Malcom (East Lyme, Conn.) was named Rookie of the Year. Southern Maine junior Ben Lambert (Saco, Maine) was named the Pitcher of the year, while Huskies' bench boss Ed Flaherty was named Coach of the Year.

Goulet became the first-ever Plymouth State player to be named to the Little East Player of the Year after leading the league in home runs (13), RBI (47), fielding percentage (1.000) and slugging percentage (.806), while ranking second in runs (47), doubles (16), total bases (116), and third in on-base percentage (.492) and stolen bases (24). The senior ranks in the top-15 in Division III in homers (seventh), slugging (fifth) and total bases (13th).

Lambert became the seventh Southern Maine player to be named the LEC Pitcher of the Year. He is 9-0 in his 10 appearances this season, posting a 1.14 ERA and 62 strikeouts over his 63 innings. He leads the conference in wins and ERA, and is fifth in strikeouts.

Malcom was elected Rookie of the Year after batting .360 and slugging .619 while totaling 50 hits, 14 doubles, six homer 29 RBI and 43 runs scored, and posting a .984 fielding percentage in his 316 total chances behind the plate. He ranks fifth in the league in double, runs and slugging percentage, and sixth in home runs. Malcom is the sixth Warrior to be named the LEC Rookie of the Year. The junior ranks seventh in the nation in ERA and is tied for ninth in victories.

Flaherty was named Little East Coach of the Year for an LEC-record 10th time after guiding the Huskies to an overall record of 34-7 and the 2019 LEC regular season title with a league mark of 14-2. His 1,038 victories are the fifth-most in Division III history.

2019 LEC Baseball All-Conference Team
  Name Class Institution
Player of the Year Josh Goulet Sr. Plymouth State
Pitcher of the Year Ben Lambert Jr. Southern Maine
Rookie of the Year Matt Malcom Fr. Eastern Connecticut
Coach of the Year Ed Flaherty   Southern Maine
First Team All-Conference
Position Name Class Institution
First Base Davis Mikell Jr. Castleton
Second Base Jake Dexter Sr. Southern Maine
Shortstop Andrew Olszak Jr. Southern Maine
Third Base Mike Knell Jr. UMass Dartmouth
Catcher Erik Merrill Jr. Western Connecticut
Designated Hitter Kyle Boudrias Sr. UMass Boston
Outfield Josh Goulet Sr. Plymouth State
Outfield Nick Herzog Sr. UMass Boston
Outfield Zach Quintal Sr. Southern Maine
Pitcher Ben Lambert Jr. Southern Maine
Pitcher Mike Webb Jr. Rhode Island College
Relief Pitcher Bobby Tramondozzi Sr. UMass Boston
Second Team All-Conference
Position Name Class Institution
First Base Tyler Walsh Sr. Rhode Island College
Second Base Nate Vigeant Jr. Rhode Island College
Shortstop Charlie Huegi Sr. UMass Boston
Third Base Andrew Hillier Jr. Southern Maine
Catcher Matt Malcom Fr. Eastern Connecticut
Designated Player Dylan Hapworth Jr. Southern Maine
Outfield Sam Troiano So. Southern Maine
Outfield Nate Tellier Jr. UMass Dartmouth
Outfield Luke Broadhurst So. Eastern Connecticut
Pitcher Tyler Arruda So. UMass Boston
Pitcher Matt Cronin Sr. UMass Dartmouth
Relief Pitcher Jake Dexter Sr. Southern Maine