Baseball Players Named to the New England All-Star Team
May 23, 2001
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - - Boston College third baseman Brian Macchi (Milford, Mass.) and catcher Jeff Mackor (Salem, N.H.) were selected to participate in the 28th annual All-Star Game in an announcement made by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Coaches Association Wednesday, May 23. The contest, which features the University Division (Division I) playing against the College Division (Division II and III), is slated for Friday, June 1 at 12 noon in Fenway Park.
The Eagles finished their season at 29-22-0 overall and 11-13-0, eighth in the conference. BC won 10 of its last 12 games, a stretch that included seven victories in nine opportunities vs. BIG EAST foes. The only two losses came against then second-ranked Notre Dame May 12.
Brian Macchi received an All-New England First Team nod in his first appearance at the annual event. The junior and conference second-team player led the BIG EAST in five categories: home runs for all games (17), home runs in league action (8), total bases for all games (134), slugging percentage for all games (.709) and slugging percentage in conference action (.685). His team-high .376 batting average ranked seventh among all conference swingers while his 56 RBIs stood second in the league. Through May 22, Macchi was tied for 15th nationally in home runs per game (0.33).
The All-BIG EAST First Team selection, Jeff Mackor (Salem, N.H.), earned the All-New England Second Team nod. This marks Mackor's second-consecutive appearance in the all-star game. He hit .285 on the season for the team's second-best RBI total of 39 with all six of his home runs slammed during league play. Mackor batted .309 against conference contenders with 16 RBIs. The junior catcher has caught 40% of all would-be basestealers.