Baseball's Shaw and Chin Earn NEIBA Honors
May 21, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass - Two members of the Boston College baseball team earned New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association's (NEIBA) All-New England honors, announced on Wednesday. Sophomore Chris Shaw earned first-team honors and redshirt sophomore Andrew Chin garnered third-team accolades. Both Eagles earned the honors for the first time.
Shaw, a Lexington, Mass., native, started all 55 games for the Eagles (22-33, 10-20 ACC), playing 53 in right. He led the Maroon in Gold in nine offensive categories, including batting average (.329), slugging percentage (.502), hits (68), RBIs (45), doubles (18), home runs (6) and multiple-RBI games (10). He also drove in the game-winning run five times. He did not make an error in 105 chances and tallied six outfield assists.
The outfielder also ended the regular season ranked on six of the Atlantic Coast Conference's top-10 lists and earned All-ACC First-Team honors earlier in the week. His 18 doubles tied for eighth on BC's single-season record list, as well. He recorded a 16-game hit streak that was third in Boston College history (dating back to 2005). He ended the season by reaching base safely in the last 21 games and had at least one hit in 22 of the final 24 games.
Chin, a left-handed starter from Newton, Mass., made 14 starts on the season, leading the BC pitching staff with a 5-2 record and a 3.10 ERA. In 78.1 innings, he allowed just 59 hits, 32 walks and struck out 52 batters. His .214 opponent batting average ranked ninth in the ACC for the season. Chin's 3.49 career ERA currently ranks fourth in BC record books.
On May 16, the southpaw pitched a complete-game two-hitter in a 3-1 victory at No. 25 Clemson, allowing just one unearned. He retired 10 straight batters between the fifth and eighth innings and 14 of the final 16 faced. Only five Clemson runners reached base in the game. It was the first time an Eagle threw a two-hitter since 2005 and BC's first complete game 2010. For his accomplishments, Chin was awarded ACC Pitcher of the Week honors to close out the regular season.
The All-Star game will be played on Sunday, Jun 1 at 7 p.m. at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass.
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