Date Posted:05/22/2006,  3:00PM

Baseball Earns Postseason Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior baseball players Jared Lemieux (Readfield, Maine) and Ricky Leclerc (Manchester, N.H.) have been named as First-Team All-NESCAC selections released by the Conference office. In addition, senior Trevor Powers (Wells, Maine) and junior Chris McCann (Hopkinton, Mass.) were tabbed as Second-Team Selections.

Lemieux and Leclerc were also chosen to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game on May 28 at Fenway Park. The senior duo, who were both named Second-Team All-New England by NEIBA, will play for the Division II/III squad that will take on the Division I All-Star team following the Boston Red Sox-Tampa Devil Rays game.

Lemieux closes out his career as one of the best players in school history, setting Bowdoin career records in hits (184), runs (148), doubles (36) and walks (94). He also finishes second in runs-batted-in (122) and stolen bases (44). He started all 39 games for the Polar Bears in 2006, batting .379 with a .522 on-base-percentage and a single-season record of 36 walks. He also drove in 43 runs, scored 48 and stole 25 bases. He played in 138 career games and committed just one error in four seasons as Bowdoin's centerfielder.

Leclerc, a designated hitter and pitcher, also played outfield in his career at Bowdoin. His 140 career hits are good enough for sixth all-time at the school, while his 112 runs-batted-in stand third. In addition, his 16 career home runs rank fourth in school history. He also went 14-7 on the mound with 132 strikeouts, ranking 10th all-time at Bowdoin. This season, he batted .318 with a team-high six home runs and 50 runs-batted-in. On the hill, he went 4-2 with a 4.32 ERA.

Trevor Powers claimed Second-Team All-NESCAC honors following a stellar 2006 campaign that saw him become the winningest pitcher in school history. He finishes his career with a 21-8 record and 3.68 career ERA. His 167 career strikeouts rank third all-time at the school, while his 262 innings pitched are second-most ever by a Polar Bear. This year, he proved to be the ace of the Bowdoin staff again, tying the single-season mark with seven victories in a 7-2 campaign with a 3.40 ERA and 51 strikeouts.

Chris McCann was Bowdoin's leading hitter in 2006 and was the spark plug on one of Division III's best offenses. He hit .388 out of the leadoff position and set single-season school records in hits (66) and stolen bases (28). McCann started all 39 of Bowdoin's games in 2006 and was the Polar Bears' representative on the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team after batting .400 at the tourney last week in Harwich, Mass.

The 2006 Bowdoin baseball team enjoyed the best season in school history, recording a 28-10-1 record and setting a school-mark for wins. In addition, the Polar Bears claimed the NESCAC Eastern Division crown and received their first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament.