Sean Riley Named to ABCA Division III All-America Team
BRIDGEWATER, MASS. -- Bridgewater State University junior second baseman Sean Riley has been selected to the 2012 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Division III All-America Second Team.
The 2012 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Player of the Year, Riley batted .373 (62-166) with eight home runs, 25 doubles, six triples, 52 runs scored and 40 runs batted in 45 games. He tied for the Division III lead in doubles and finished fifth in total bases (123), 15th in slugging percentage (.741), 24th in runs scored, 28th in triples and 30th in home runs.
Riley, who hails from Fairhaven, Massachusetts, eclipsed BSU single-season records for doubles, extra base hits (39) and totals bases. He, along with junior catcher Keane Costa (Fairhaven, Mass.) and junior centerfielder John Garabedian (Mansfield, Mass.), also set the school record for games played with 45.
Under the guidance of Head Coach Rick Smith, the Bears finished the 2012 campaign with an overall record of 30-15, reaching the 30-win plateau for the fourth time in team history. Bridgewater posted a 12-2 mark in MASCAC play to capture the program’s 16th conference regular season title. The Bears won the MASCAC Tournament championship for the fifth time in the 12-year history of the event, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second straight season and 14th time overall.
Riley is the Bears' first ABCA All-America selection since Steve Smith (Third Team) in 2005 and the 12th overall. Other postseason honors for Riley in 2012 include first team regional selections for both the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) and D3baseball.com All-New England teams.