Baseball Places Four on All-NJAC Team

Montclair, NJ (5/5/11) – The Montclair State baseball team placed four players on the 2011 New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Conference Team released on Thursday.

Junior lefthander Sean Hille (Edison, NJ / St. Joseph’s (Metuchen)) and junior catcher Kevin Bond (Cedar Grove, NJ / Cedar Grove) were each named to the Second Team while senior outfielder Michael Boggi (Towaco, NJ / Montville)and senior second baseman Andrew Himmelfarb (Upper Nyack, NY / Nyack) were chosen Honorable Mention.

Bond and Hille each collect their second All-NJAC accolade while Boggi earns his third and Himmelfarb his first in his final season with the Red Hawks, who finished sixth during the regular season. 

Hille went 3-1 with a 1.65 ERA in five appearances during the conference slate. In five appearances total, he pitched 32.2 innings allowing 25 hits with a 4-to-1 strikeout/walk ratio as he fanned 28 and issued just seven walks. Hille tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout against Ramapo on April 8 and then nailed down Montclair’s NJAC Tournament spot with a complete-game performance in the first contest against Richard Stockton last Sunday. For the season, Hille, is 5-3 overall with a 4.01 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 67.1 innings pitched. 

Bond batted .369 as he played all 18 contests in the league. The junior went 24-of-65 at the plate with nine doubles and 11 RBI while posting a slugging percentage of .538 and making just one error in 94 chances (.989). Bond currently leads the team with a .320 overall batting average as well as 13 doubles and 22 RBI. He has scored 24 runs and draw 14 walks.

Boggi tied for the team lead in NJAC play with 13 RBI while also recording five doubles and two home runs in 18 NJAC contests. He came up big on the final day of the regular season driving in seven runs as Montclair State wrapped up the final spot in the NJAC Tournament with a sweep of Richard Stockton.  For the season, Boggi leads MSU in home runs with five and had 19 RBI and 25 runs scored, 15 walks and five stolen bases.

Himmelfarb is hitting .276 overall with 27 hits, a home run and 11 RBI in addition to 13 walks and a .987 fielding percentage committing just two errors in 153 chances. Against NJAC competition, he batted .327 with 18 hits and six runs batted in.