Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College baseball team will be honored by the Boston Red Sox and the University of Connecticut Huskies this month.
On Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m, Trinity baseball will be honored at the UConn/Baylor football game. The game will be televised as ESPN2's College Football Primetime game that night.
On Sunday, Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m., Trinity baseball will be honored by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park and members of the Division III National Championship team will throw out the first pitch in the final home game of the regular season against the New York Yankees.
The Trinity College baseball squad reached unprecedented heights this spring with a best-ever record of 45-1, including a second New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship title, a third NCAA Division III Regional Championship crown, and an NCAA Division III National Team Championship title.
Trinity captured an NCAA record, with a .978 wining percentage, the highest of all time in any sport, breaking the mark of .925 set by Wisconsin-Oshkosh baseball in 1985. Coach Bill Decker was named the ABCA Division III National and New England, the NEIBA, the ECAC Division III New England, and the NESCAC Coach of the Year.
Trinity was one of just three Div. III teams to have two players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft this year (Tim Kiely - Anaheim Angels, Thomas DiBenedetto - Boston Red Sox). The team boasted a nation-high three Div. III All-Americans (Tim Kiely, 1st team pitcher, Chandler Barnard, 1st team utility, and Jeremiah Bayer, 2nd team pitcher.)