Portions courtesy Brown Sports Information, Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations, Cornell Athletic Communications, Dartmouth Athletic Communications, Yale Sports Publicity
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Eight baseball players representing five Ivy League institutions were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District® Baseball Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Yale had three representatives including District 1 first team selections Vinny Lally and Ryan Brenner. The Bulldogs' David Elmore was named to the second team. The third Ivy League selection to the District 1 first team was Cornell's Mickey Brodsky. All first team All-Disctrict® team honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Additional second team honorees from the Ivy League included Brown's Heath Mayo, Columbia's Dan Bracy and Alex Godshall and Dartmouth's Sam Bean.
Lally, a senior economics major from Tampa, Fla., led the Ivy League in opposing batting average (.175) and innings pitched (67.1), tied for second in strikeouts (70) and was fourth in ERA (2.54). He finished the season with a 5-1 overall record.
Brenner, a junior political science major from Manhasset, N.Y., appeared in 36 games and batted .306 with nine doubles, one home run and 16 RBI. He also handled a Yale pitching staff that finished with an impressive 3.82 ERA in Ivy games.
Elmore, a senior economics major from Bloomington, Ill., appeared in 39 games and tied for fourth on the team with 20 runs scored.
Bracey is a two-time Academic All-District selection after a stellar four years on the hill for the Lions. A three-year weekend starter for Columbia, Bracey lowered his earned run average in each season during his career. He finished his career with 12 wins, six complete games and 128 strikeouts. Bracey will graduate this spring with a degree in economics.
Godshall earned his first Academic All-District award after a strong senior season in which he batted .294, started 33 of 37 games at second base and stole eight bases in eight tries. During his career at Columbia, Godshall never was caught stealing, going 10 for 10 in stolen base attempts. Godshall will also graduate this spring with a degree in economics and philosophy.
Brodsky closed out his Cornell career with a .318 batting average while playing in all 40 of the Big Red's games this season. He finished the season with 17 runs scored and a team-best 29 runs driven in, while sharing team-high honors with eight doubles. Brodsky also hit three home runs and added a triple on the year while drawing 11 walks and stealing four bases.
Bean is eighth in the Ivy League with a .335 batting average and tied for fourth with 55 hits. Bean also sits among the top 10 in runs scored (35, fifth) and doubles (12, fifth), plus has 26 RBIs and stolen four bases in four attempts. He has started 40 of the Big Green's 42 games this season, helping the team tie the program record with 29 victories and win its fourth consecutive Rolfe Division title.