Three Xavier baseball players picked up five postseason awards from the Atlantic 10, as announced on Tuesday afternoon. Seniors Jon Richard and Mark Elwell were each named second team all-conference and academic all-conference, while Daniel Rizzie was selected to the all-rookie squad.
The fourth-seeded Xavier University baseball team will travel to Charlotte, N.C., where it will meet the No. 5-seed George Washington Colonials in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship.
Xavier baseball earned the four-seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship and will face No. 5 George Washington in the first game of the tournament at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at the Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
For the second-straight day, Xavier scored a run in the ninth inning to defeat a scrappy Butler team, 4-3. Derek Hasenbeck led the Musketeers going 2-for-2 at the plate with a run scored and two RBIs, including the game winner.