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Baseball Earns Three All-Conference Berths; Simeone Named NEWMAC Coach of the Year

 Baseball Earns Three All-Conference Berths; Simeone Named NEWMAC Coach of the Year Wellesley, Mass. -- May 10, 2012 -- Three players from the Springfield College baseball team were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference all-conference team by the NEWMAC coaches at the annual post-season coaches meeting today. In addition, Pride head coach Mark Simeone was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year.

Senior Karl Quist (New Preston, Conn.) was named First Team All-NEWMAC. Two others, sophomore first baseman/pitcher Mike McGowan (Franklin, Mass.) and sophomore third baseman Frank Calabrese (East Longmeadow, Mass.), were named Second Team All-NEWMAC.

As a team, Springfield made quite a turnaround this past season. In the spring of 2011, SC finished sixth in the league with a 4-14 conference record. This year, however, SC finished with an 11-7 conference mark -- a seven-game improvement -- and placed second in the NEWMAC's regular season.

Overall, SC finished with a 20-15-1 record -- the first time it had won as many as 20 games since 2005.

As a result, Head Coach Mark Simeone earned his first NEWMAC Coach of the Year award.

Quist had a great senior year. The physical education major batted .362 -- fifth-best in the NEWMAC. In other statistics from a conference viewpoint, he also placed in a tie for fourth in doubles (13), fifth in hits (50), fifth in total bases (70), and tied for sixth in slugging percentage (.507).

McGowan finished 10th in the league in batting average with a .339 mark. A physical therapy major, he also placed tied for seventh in slugging percentage with a .487 figure.

Calabrese, a business management major, was 11th in the league with a .338 batting average.

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