BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College senior Michael Genaro (Greenwich, Conn.) and junior Jake Oliger (Newtown, Conn.) added to their postseason haul when D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) in conjunction with the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) announced their all-region award recepients.
Genaro was named to the D3baseball.com All-New England first team and the ABCA/NEIBA all-region second team, while Oliger garnered honorable mention accolades from D3baseball.com and earned a spot on the ABCA/NEIBA third team.
Genaro, who was tabbed as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Year earlier this month, earned his second consecutive all-region honors from both organizations. In 12 starts this spring he has gone 8-3 with a 1.65 earned run average to go along with career highs of 66 strikeouts and 87.1 innings pitched. Genaro ranks second in Division III in walks per nine innings (0.62), fourth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (11.00), seventh in WHIP (0.86) and 17th in ERA.
One of the most successful pitchers in program history, Genaro is the Beavers' all-time leader in wins (26) and innings pitched (267.2), and enters this week's Division III College World Series ranked second in school annals with 185 strikeouts. He also boasts a 2.56 ERA, which is good for sixth on Babson's career list.
A second-team all-conference selection, Oliger earned his first all-region honors after putting together the best season of his career. He has set new career highs in every statistical category and is batting .333 with 11 doubles, eight home runs, 35 walks, 15 stolen bases and a single-season program record 53 runs batted in. Oliger leads the Green and White with 12 multi-RBI games and enters the College World Series having reached base safely in a season-best 25 straight outings.
No. 7/9 Babson (38-8) swept Cortland in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series to reach the College World Series for the first time in school history last weekend. The Beavers will face No. 22/21 Johns Hopkins on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.