Three Musketeers Named to Atlantic 10 Baseball All-Star Teams
NORWICH, Conn. - The Xavier University baseball team had three players honored by the Atlantic 10 Conference at its annual banquet on the eve of the Verizon Atlantic 10 Baseball Playoffs Wednesday night.
Freshman Jay Johnson was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year while junior Eric Greenwell and sophomore Alec Moss were each named to the A-10 All-Conference First Team.
Johnson, an outfielder/pitcher from Crestview Hills, Ky., played in 50 of 51 games, starting 44 for the Musketeers. He is tied for the team lead with 10 steals while ranking third on the team in batting average (.335) and fourth in RBI (.22). Johnson has also pitched in 18 games, including six perfect innings in relief during Xavier's first no-hitter since 1988. He was also named A-10 Pitcher of the Week once and Rookie of the Week twice this season.
Greenwell, a second baseman from St. Louis, Mo., started all 51 games as one of XU's co-captains this season. He has reached base safely in all but four games this season as the team's leadoff batter. Greenwell is tied for the team lead with 10 stolen bases in 11 attempts and holds a 10-game hitting streak which is the highest current mark on the squad. He leads the team with 21 multi-hit games and is second in batting (.342), runs (36) and RBI (29). Also strong in the field, he has just three errors in his last 20 games.
Moss, a designated hitter from Sherman Oaks, Calif., has played in 40 games, starting 30 for Xavier. He leads the team in batting and slugging (.548) while ranking second in on-base percentage (.419) and extra base hits (12). In Atlantic 10 games, he is the team leader in batting, slugging (.617), on-base percentage (.473) and is second in RBI (11).
Xavier (26-25) will begin play in the Verizon Atlantic 10 Tournament, Thursday at 12:30 p.m. against Temple at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Conn. To follow the complete tournament, visit the Atlantic 10 webpage at www.atlantic10.org/sports/baseball and to view Xavier's games, play-by-play to the XU sports webpage at www.xavier.edu/athletics.