Six BC Baseball Players Earn NEIBA All-New England Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – Boston College baseball freshman outfielder Sal Frelick (Lexington, Mass.) was voted the NEIBA Rookie of the Year by the region’s head coaches. Frelick is joined by five teammates on the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association’s Division I All-New England Team.
Frelick, whose season was cut short due to knee surgery in late April, hit a team-leading .367 with 30 runs, 32 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 13 extra-base hits in just 39 games to earn a spot on the NEIBA All-New England First Team. He was also named to the All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Freshman Team. Frelick is the second Eagle to earn NEIBA Rookie of the Year; joining pitcher Jacob Stevens (2016).
Senior pitcher Dan Metzdorf (Burlington, Mass.), freshman second baseman Cody Morissette (Exeter, N.H.) and senior third baseman Jake Alu (Hamilton, N.J.) pulled in First Team honors. Metzdorf, who became BC’s first All-ACC First Team selection in five years, closed his collegiate career with a complete game, three-hit performance to beat top-seeded and No. 7 Louisville as the Eagles clinched Pool A at the ACC Championship to reach the first ACC semifinal in program history. Metzdorf went 8-2 on the year with a 2.30 earned run average and 72 strikeouts.
Morissette homered twice in Boston College’s ACC tournament-opening win over Clemson to push his season total to four. He hit .320 for the year with a team-high 20 doubles and 41 RBI. Alu hit .343 with 81 hits, the fourth most in a single season in BC history, 51 runs, 40 RBI and 18 doubles. Morissette also earned a spot on the All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Freshman Team, while Alu was a member of the All-ACC Third Team. As a sophomore in 2017, Alu was voted to the NEIBA All-New England Third Team.
Senior catcher Gian Martellini (Johnston, R.I.) was voted to the Second Team, while freshman pitcher Mason Pelio (San Diego, Calif.) rounded out BC’s selections as a Third Team pick. Martellini hit .305 with 12 doubles, three home runs, and 26 RBI. Pelio was 4-3 on the mound with a 3.62 ERA and 62 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .194 average.