SOUTH EASTON, Mass. – Four members of the Southern New Hampshire University baseball team were named to the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team released Wednesday afternoon and selected by a vote of the conference's head coaches. Designated hitter Matt Boulter (Wrentham, Mass.) and pitchers Taylor Eames (Epsom, N.H.), John Pickowicz (Hill, N.H.) and Derrick Sylvester (Franklin, N.H.) were all selected.
Boulter, a product of Bishop Feehan HS, appeared in 33 games and started 28 times, batting .290 with two home runs and 11 runs batted in. His .450 slugging percentage led the Penmen, as he had two doubles and four triples, tying him for second in the league in triples. Boulter hit safely in 10 of SNHU's final 11 games and had five multi-hit games over that span, including a 3-5 performance against Franklin Pierce. His eight multi-hit games place him fourth on the team.
Eames, a graduate of Bishop Brady HS, appeared in eight games on the hill for SNHU and got the starting nod four times. He posted a 3.09 earned run average in 23.1 innings of work, registering 27 strikeouts and holding opponents to a .200 batting average, tops among regular pitchers on the staff. He recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts and allowed just four hits in eight innings in a win over Saint Michael's and surrendered just one hit in seven innings while fanning nine en route to a win over Merrimack in the season finale.
Pickowicz, a graduate of Franklin HS, made 11 appearances for the Penmen with three starts and recorded a team-best 2.35 ERA while fanning 21 in 30.2 innings of work. Pickowicz also held opponents to a .208 batting average. He allowed just one hit in six innings of work en route to a win over Saint Michael's while striking out nine, and did not allow an earned run in his final five appearances of the season, working 7.1 innings of relief.
Sylvester, also a Franklin HS product, started all but one of his nine appearances and posted a 4-2 record and 2.72 ERA in 53 innings of work. His 44 strikeouts were good for third on Southern New Hampshire. Sylvester went eight innings and struck out nine in a 5-2 win over Stonehill and went the distance in a 2-1 road win over Saint Anselm, striking out five to pick up the victory.