Middlebury

Roeder & Rafferty Earn NESCAC Honors

May 16, 2012

Two members of the Middlebury College baseball team earned All--NESCAC honors when the league announced its post-season team. Senior Zach Roeder (Keene, N.H.) and junior Tom Rafferty (Chicago, Ill.) both earned a spot on the second-team after the Panthers finished up with a 14-19 mark this spring.

Roeder is a now a two-time All-NESCAC selection, after earning first-team honors a year ago. The senior finished third on the team with a .348 average this season, hitting five doubles and a team-high three triples to go along with two homers. The catcher paced the team with 22 RBI and 28 runs with an on-base percentage of .430. Roeder opened the season with a 10-game hitting streak, including a 3-3 game with three RBI against Williams on March 30th. He enjoyed a seven-game streak later in the season, finishing up with 40 hits. Roeder ends his career starting 104 of 108 games, hitting .351 with 23 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 87 RBI.

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Rafferty was the team’s second-leading hitter this season, finishing with a .350 average as the squad’s third baseman. The junior hit six doubles and drove in 17 runs, scoring 14 times with a .402 on-base percentage. He was named the NESCAC Player of the Week on April 30th after going 10-17 (.588) with three doubles and a home run in four games. He owns a career average of .423 with 15 doubles and 41 RBI.