STANDISH, Maine – The D3Baseball.com All-Region teams have been announced and three Saint Joseph's College players have collected All-New England accolades.
Senior third baseman Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.) has earned First Team honors while senior designated hitter Jameson Collins (Sandown, N.H.) and junior reliever Josh Partridge (Deerfield, N.H.) are listed on the Third Team.
Black claims First Team honors after hitting .417 (53-127) with 37 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, four home runs, 44 RBI, and four stolen bases during his final collegiate campaign. He paced the Monks in runs, hits, doubles, triples, RBI (tie), total bases (85), slugging (.669), and sacrifice hits (11) and was second on the team in home runs and OBP (.486). Black was also named as the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Year and collected First Team All-GNAC for the third-consecutive season this spring.
A four-year starter, Black posted a .339 (167-492) career batting average with 127 runs, 28 doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 91 RBI, and 24 stolen bases in 155 games. He posted a .465 slugging percentage with a .440 OBP and capped his career as the Monks' all-time hit-by-pitch leader (43).
Collins, also a 2017 First Team All-GNAC selection, is listed on the Third Team after hitting .326 (44-135) with 32 runs, nine doubles, eight home runs, and 44 RBI in 38 starts this spring. He led the team in homers and RBI (tie) while slugging .600 with a .364 OBP during his senior campaign.
Partridge picks up Third Team All-New England honors after posting a 1.61 ERA with a 6-2 record and four saves across 21 appearances during his junior season. The junior southpaw fanned 48 batters while allowing just 11 walks and 32 hits in 44.2 innings and held opponents to a .200 (32-160) batting average this spring.
The 2017 season marks the sixth year that D3baseball.com has named All-Region teams, with 800 players nominated. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region, as well as D3baseball.com staff and contributors. The 2017 season marks the sixth year that D3baseball.com has named All-Region teams, with 800 players nominated. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region, as well as D3baseball.com staff and contributors.
Under the watch of 25th-year Head Coach Will Sanborn '86, Saint Joseph's posted a 31-8 overall record with a 13-1 mark in GNAC play this spring en route to earning the top seed in the conference tournament. The Monks, regionally and nationally ranked virtually all season, suffered a 6-3 quarterfinal loss at the hands of #4 Johnson & Wales University on May 4th and saw their season come to an abrupt end with an elimination game loss at the hands of #3 Lasell College two days later.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.