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Bourdon, Melchionda Earn All- Northeast Region Accolades



June 18, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Rising junior Tom Bourdon and recent graduate Anthony Melchionda and of the Boston College baseball team were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast Region team. Bourdon earned first-team honors while Melchionda garnered second-team accolades. The award was the first for both Eagles.

Both players were All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second-Team selections and NEIBA All-Stars in 2012.

Bourdon, a centerfielder from Simsbury, Conn., led the Eagles in batting (.324), slugging percentage (.529), hits (79), RBIs (37), doubles, (18), home runs (10), total bases (129) and multiple-hit games (22). Both he and Melchionda tied for the most multiple-RBI games with eight. His 79 hits on the year tied for fourth on BC's single-season list. He also finished the season first among all ACC players for total bases, third for hits, tied for sixth for home runs, and 13th for his batting average. He recorded a career-long hit streak in March and April with 12 hits and three RBIs. Bourdon is playing in the prestigious Cape Cod League this summer, for the Chatham Anglers.


Melchionda, a shortstop from Braintree, Mass., started in 53 games for the Eagles in 2012 and was named ACC Player of the Week twice. He led the team in runs scored (39) and was second in batting average (.310), slugging percentage (.476), on- base percentage (.389), hits (65), RBIs (35), doubles (17), multiple-hit games (21) and tied for second with six home runs. He finished his career with 205 hits, tied for sixth in BC record books, and 117 RBIs, tied for ninth. He was recently drafted in the 14th round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

ABCA All Northeast Region First Team
1B - Will Carmona, Stony Brook
1B - Ryan McCauley, Niagara
2B - Maxx Tissenbaum, Stony Brook
3B - Chris Burke, Iona
C - Jon Leroux, Northeastern
SS - Matt Wessinger, St. John's
DH - Kevin Krause, Stony Brook
OF - Travis Jankowski, Stony Brook
OF - Jeremy Baltz, St. John's
OF - Tom Bourdon, Boston College
P - Chris Rowley, Army
P - Tyler Johnson, Stony Brook
P - Taylor Sewitt, Manhattan
RP - John Colella, Holy Cross

ABCA All Northeast Region Second Team
1B - Kevin McKaugue, Army
2B - L.J. Mazzilli, Connecticut
3B - Sean O'Hare, St. John's
C - J.T. Watkins, Army
SS - Anthony Melchionda, Boston College
DH - Dan Perez, Sacred Heart
OF - Anthony Vega, Manhattan
OF - Dario Pizzano, Columbia
OF - Jake Carlson, Dartmouth
P - Sean Hagan, St. John's
P - Peter Kelich, Bryant
P - Joe Popielarczyk, Massachusetts
RP - Scott Oberg, Connecticut

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