Baseball Players Earn N.E. Honors

May 22, 2006

Three members of the Middlebury College baseball team earned second-team honors on the All-New England Division III baseball team today. Senior Joe Ramoin (Nederland, Texas) and sophomores John Lanahan (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Nick Lefeber (Branford, Conn.) were all honored. Ramoin was also selected to play in a senior all-star game at Fenway Park on Sunday, May 28th. The players helped lead Middlebury to a NESCAC Championship and the teams first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Middlebury ended the season with a school-record 26 wins against 11 losses, going 2-2 in NCAA play.

Ramoin had a big season at the plate, ending the year with a .385 average and a school-record 21 doubles. Earlier this season, he tied an NCAA record with four doubles in a game. The right fielder started all 37 games this season, scoring 40 runs, driving in 28, with an on-base percentage of .449 for the season.

Lanahan nearly found the .400 mark, ending the season with an impressive .395 average at the plate. The third baseman hit .786 at the NESCAC Tournament, leading the Panthers to their first-ever title. He hit 12 doubles this season to go along with six triples and seven homers, one shy of tying the school record. Lanahan drove in a team-high 49 runs this year, slugged .660 and had an on-base percentage of .455.

Lefeber ended the year as the team's leading hitter with a .432 average. He paced the team with 44 runs scored and 60 hits, belting seven doubles, three triples and three homers. The catcher drove in 27 runs on the year and earned his way on base 50% of the times he came to the plate.