Ruziak, Goulet named to Second Team
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two key members of the Plymouth State University baseball team were recognized Tuesday after the Little East Conference (LEC) revealed its annual All-Star Teams.
A 5-8 catcher, Ruziak earned All-LEC recognition for the second straight year after being voted to the First Team in 2017. One of the top defensive catchers in the conference, he led the LEC by throwing out a league-best 19 attempted base stealers. Hardly a one-dimensional player, Ruziak also finished third in the league with three triples, and was seventh in the LEC with 17 stolen bases while being caught just once. He blasted three home runs on the year, including what would prove to be the game-winner in a 3-2 victory over Johns Hopkins University on Mar. 24. Ruziak finished the year with a .248 average while posting a .344 on base percentage and slugging .413. His biggest offensive game came in a 17-9, six-inning win over St. Lawrence University on Mar. 19, when he finished 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases.
Goulet, a 6-2 outfielder, was selected to his first All-Conference team after leading the Little East with 20 stolen bases in 22 attempts. He finished third in the league with three triples and was also top-ten in the conference after drawing 24 walks. Goulet appeared in all 35 games for the Panthers, finishing with a .302 average. He led the team with a .450 slugging percentage, was second with a .421 on base percentage (minimum 30 at-bats) and finished the year with 12 multi-hit games, including five three-hit games. Goulet was outstanding at the plate in a win over #21 Johns Hopkins on Mar. 17, putting together an impressive 4-for-5 effort with a double, triple, one RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases. He also came up big for the Panthers in a 14-6 win over Lyndon State on May 1 when he matched his career-high with four RBI after a 2-for-3 game with a double, home run and two runs scored.
PSU finished the season with a 16-19 mark, going 5-9 in league play to earn the program's tenth appearance in the Little East Tournament, and second in the last three years under head coach Clay Jenkins.
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