LOWELL, Mass. — Following a terrific start to his collegiate career, freshman Jimmy Sullivan (East Hampton, Conn.) was named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American Team, earlier this week. Notably, he was the only America East player to be honored by the newspaper.
Making his debut as the designated hitter against Rhode Island, Sullivan strung together an impressive performance in the second half of the twin bill, going 4-for-4 while knocking in his first collegiate run. Proving he was a reliable source at the plate, Sullivan saw a solid mid-season showing as the rookie collected on the team’s longest hit streak, tallying 23 over 14-straight games.
In the team’s latter half of the league schedule, Sullivan continued to show off his potential in the series win over Maine by going 8-for-16 (.500) with three runs scored, one run batted in, and his first career triple. For his standout efforts, he was named both America East Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week on May 10 following the four-game binge.
Sullivan wrapped his inaugural season in the Milly City recording a .341/.415/.444 line at the plate over 126 at-bats, tallying 43 hits, with eight doubles and one homer. The Connecticut native had 13 runs scored, 18 RBI, and drew 13 walks over his 38 appearances, 34 of those being starts. His .341 batting average is ranked first among the roster and seventh in the conference, while he was one of just four River Hawks with 40 or more hits in 2021 and one of eight with 15 or more RBIs.
As a unit, the River Hawks wrapped their season with a 19-28 overall record and 18-20 mark in conference action, including three series victories over league opponents in the reworked 2021 #AEBASE schedule.
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