LOWELL, Mass. – Quinnipiac University junior Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) was named to the Division I team that will face a team comprised of Division II and III players from New England in the 37th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game on Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass.
Nisson is the first Quinnipiac player selected to play in the game since Andy Mayer played in the 2007 game at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass.
Nisson completed a banner year in which he became the first catcher in Quinnipiac's Division I history to be named to the All-Northeast Conference team. Nisson earned a second-team nod after he hit a team- and personal-best 336 (51-152) while also leading the team with a .399 on-base percentage. Nisson was also hit-by-a-pitch 10 times, ranking him among the national leaders. Additionally, among the seven players on the Bobcats roster to play in at-least 46 games, Nisson led all seven in fewest strikeouts with 10. He also slapped four doubles and scored 17 runs while driving in 21 more.
Nisson was third on the team with 14 multiple-hit games, including one of Quinnipiac's six four-hit games, while also ranking second with four multiple-RBI games.
Defensively, Nisson was rock-solid behind the plate, posting a .973 field percentage, second on the team among the Bobcats' three players with more than 200 defensive opportunities. Nisson also managed to throw out 14 would-be base stealers, second most among all Northeast Conference catchers.
LeLacheur Park is home of the Lowell Spinners, a minor league team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox. The gate will open at 6pm and tickets will cost $5. For directions and other information, please visit the official website of the Lowell Spinners at http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t558.