Mangrum, Hesslink Earn Spots on NEIBA All-New England Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of MIT baseball players picked up some more honors for their outstanding 2014 seasons when the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association announced its All-New England teams. Senior outfielder Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) and freshman pitcher David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) were both named to the second team in the selections, the first Engineers to earn spots on the squad since 2009.
Mangrum, who picked up his third career All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) honor last week with his selection to the first team, Mangrum leads MIT and the NEWMAC in home runs with six while also leading the squad with his .358 batting average. He also leads the squad in doubles (14), runs scored (33) and stolen bases (8) and is second in RBI (29) and has reached base in every game but one this season.
Hesslink had an immediate impact with the Engineers this season as a freshman and was a first team All-NEWMAC selection as well as winning the league's Pitcher of the Year award after leading the team with a 6-0 record. In four of his nine outings this season he did not allow an earned run, posting an ERA of 1.93, second on the team and fourth in the conference. In 56 innings on the mound this season he has struck out 36 while walking just 16.