Teams: Baseball: Press
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
SHORTSTOP DAVID LERESCHE NAMED TO ALL-NESCAC
-- Sophomore shortstop David LeResche (St. Louis, MO/John
Burroughs), who led the Tufts University baseball team in 10
offensive categories this season, has been named to the New England
Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Second Team for 2009.
LeResche had the team's best numbers in batting
average (.376), runs (33), hits (50), doubles (12), runs batted in
(33), total bases (72), slugging percentage (.541), on-base
percentage (.494), stolen bases (11) and even hit by pitches (15).
He also had an outstanding season in the field with a .943
percentage on 212 attempts. He helped turn 27 double plays.
With conference member Trinity College beginning
NCAA Regional play this week, LeResche is ranked seventh in the
league with his .494 on-base percentage and is tied for eighth with
the 11 steals. In 12 games against NESCAC East Division opponents,
LeResche hit .359 with 11 runs scored and 10 batted in. He made just
three errors in those 12 games for a .951 fielding percentage.
LeResche was the NESCAC Player of the Week on April
13 after hitting .643 with a .762 on-base percentage in five games
against Brandeis (one) and Middlebury (four). He was the first Jumbo
hitter to earn conference Player of the Week honors since April
In a crucial three-game series against Bowdoin with a
conference tournament berth on the line, LeResche was 4 for 10 with
four walks, four runs scored, three RBI and two stolen bases. In an
equally important three-game set at Colby, he finished 5 for 13 with
four runs scored, three RBI and no errors in 17 chances in the
field. At the NESCAC Tournament this past weekend, at which Tufts
played into the championship round for the third time in four
seasons, LeResche was on base in every game and scored six runs.
LeResche was the only member of the Jumbos to play
in all 38 games, including 37 starts.
►2009 NESCAC Baseball All-Conference Teams