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PSU Baseball Coach to be honored by NEIBA

           MEDFORD, Mass. - Many of New England's top college baseball players will represent their schools in the 35th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) College All-Star Game to be played on Thursday night, June 4 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass.

           A team of Division I All-Stars will play a squad made up of Division II All-Stars and Division III Senior All-Stars in the annual game. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 pm. The University Division leads the series with a 21-11-1 record, but the College Division team has won the last two games including 6-3 in 2008.

           General admission tickets for the game can be purchased for $5 at the gate on the day of the game or in advance at http://www.brocktonrox.com/.

           Prior to the game, the NEIBA will present its annual awards. Three Teams of the Year will be recognized - Boston College in Division I, Franklin Pierce in Division II and Eastern Connecticut in Division III.

           Dennis McManus (right), the coach at Plymouth State University, and Barry Rosen, coach at Saint Anselm College, will receive the Jack Butterfield Award, presented to coaches who exhibit the integrity and dedication to the game that Coach Butterfield displayed during his long career at the University of Maine. Rod Oreste of the Boston Red Sox will receive the NEIBA's Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award for his assistance in coordinating the All-Star Game at Fenway Park for many years. The recently-established Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award will be presented to longtime Eastern Connecticut assistant Bob Wojick. Other awards which are still to be determined will also be presented at the ceremony.

           "The NEIBA is grateful to the Brockton Rox and their staff at Campanelli Stadium for hosting this year's game," NEIBA president Neil McPhee. "With their help, the NEIBA is able to recognize and honor the outstanding players and coaches of the 2009 season in New England. We're looking forward to another exciting, competitive game."

           The rain date for the All-Star Game is June 5. 

(Courtesy of NEIBA)

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