Trinity's Mortimer Named To All-New England Baseball Squad, Joins Papa On All-NESCAC Team
Hartford, Conn., June 28, 2011 – Trinity College baseball junior 1B Kevin Mortimer (Spencer, Mass.) was selected for the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division III All-New England Third Team, and joined sophomore 2B Joe Papa (Stoneham, Mass) on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference First Team. Trinity, coached by Bill Decker (21st Season), posted a 21-15 record and finished tied for third in the NESCAC East with a 5-7 division mark.
Mortimer, a catcher his first two seasons who spent some time behind the plate this spring as well, started all 35 games and led Trinity in hitting with a .374 (8th in NESCAC) batting average and slugging with a .553 slugging percentage. Mortimer posted team-highs of 46 hits in 123 at-bats (2nd on team), nine doubles, four home runs, and 32 RBI to go with 21 runs, 16 walks, and a .442 on-base percentage. He made just four errors in 257 chances for a .984 fielding percentage. A graduate of Worcester Academy, Mortimer is majoring in economics at Trinity. He is the son of Dorinne and Jack Mortimer.
Papa played second base and in the outfield for the Bantams, totaling 35 hits (3rd on team) in 97 at-bats for a .361 batting average with five doubles, three homers (2nd on team), 25 runs (T2nd on team), 20 RBI, and seven steals (T1st on team) in10 tries. He started all 29 games in which he appeared, slugging at .526 and posting an on-base percentage of .417. A graduate of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School, he is the son of Bridget and Joe Papa.