Date Posted:05/16/2003, 8:00AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The New England Small College Athletic Conference has announced their All-Conference selections for baseball and Bowdoin had two players selected. Sophomore Jimmy Shea (Bangor, Maine) and first-year Jared Lemieux (Readfield, Maine) were both second-team All-NESCAC selections, and Lemieux was tabbed as NESCAC Rookie of the Year in a vote by the league coaches. Bowdoin tied a school record for wins in a season in 2003, going 17-15 overall.
Lemieux stepped in as a rookie to take over centerfield duties for the Polar Bears and had a stellar rookie campaign. The first-year hit .325 with six homers and led Bowdoin with 35 runs scored out of the leadoff position in the batting order. The Maranacook graduate started all 31 games he played in and was second on the squad in total bases (67) and walks (11), while not making a single error in the field all year. His highlight of the season was a two-homer game against Colby on May 3.
Jimmy Shea came into his own as a sophomore, batting .409 to lead the Polar Bears this spring. His 45 hits and .476 on-base percentage were tops on the team and his 27 runs scored placed him second on the squad. The Bangor graduate also led Bowdoin with seven stolen bases on the year. In addition to being named All-NESCAC, Shea was honored as a third-team selection on the All-New England team, chosen by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association.