Eight Sandlot Ivies on CoSIDA Academic All-District
Friday, May 21, 2010
Courtesy of CoSIDA.com
The Ivy League had a nice showing on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Baseball Team. In all, eight Ancient Eight student athletes were recognized in District 1, including three first team selections that are now eligible for Academic All-America.
Columbia's Dan Bracey, Cornell's Mickey Brodsky and Yale's Trygg Larsson-Danforth all took home first-team selections.
An economics major, Bracey has won four games while sporting a 3.74 earned run average. During Ivy League play, the Rhode Island native has been even better. In five starts, Bracey is 3-2 with a 2.35 ERA, has walked five and struck out 31 batters, while holding league opponents to a .193 batting average. He is a two-time Ivy League Pitcher of the Week this season.
Brodsky finished the 2010 season leading the team with a .384 batting average, scoring a team-best 25 runs and driving in 20 more. He tied for the team lead with 13 doubles, while his .477 on-base percentage was also the highest on the Cornell roster. Brodsky also played outstanding defense, seeing time primarily at first base while also playing some in the outfield and at pitcher, committing just one error in 257 total chances for a .996 fielding percentage. The Encino, Calif., native holds a 3.67 grade-point average in applied economics and management.
Larsson-Danforth, an environmental studies major from Mattapoisett, Mass., was tapped as an infielder. He batted .373 on the year while starting all 44 games in 2010 for John Stuper's club. The most powerful bat in the Yale lineup, the senior crushed 11 home runs on the year and slugged an impressive .689. The only member of the Bulldogs to take more than 100 total bases (111), Larsson-Danforth had 16 doubles and batted in 44 runs.
Also representing the Ivy League on the second team were Yale tandem Robert Gruber (Atlanta, Ga.) and Gant Elmore (Bloomington, Ind.), along with Brown's Pete Greskoff (Paoli, Pa.), Cornell's Corey Pappel (Mississauga, Ontario) and Dartmouth's Sam Bean (Needham, Mass.)
The Academic All-America team will be announced on May 27. The complete listing of CoSIDA Academic All-District selections can be found here.