June 18, 2002
Boston College freshmen Chris Lambert (Manchester, N.H.) has earned Baseball America Freshman All-America honors, according to an announcement made by the publication.
Lambert, a righthanded pitcher, posted a 9-3 record and a 2.76 earned run average in his first collegiate campaign. He threw five complete games. He was previously recognized as the BIG EAST Conference's Pitcher of the Year as well as its Rookie of the Year.
Both Lambert and classmate Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.) earned 2002 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors. That announcement was made on June 13.
He is currently pitching for the Concord Quarry Dogs in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Through games of July 2, Lambert has a 2-0 record and a 1.35 earned run average. He has recorded 41 strikeouts in 25.2 innings, while allowing just 12 hits and 16 walks. He earned NECBL Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending June 22.
Boston College finished the 2002 season with a 30-25 record, earning the top ranking in New England. The Eagles gained their second BIG EAST Tournament berth in the last three years.