UMass Baseball's Eilenberg Named To Academic All-District I First Team
May 7, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. - Senior right-hander Mitchell Eilenberg (Brooklyn, N.Y./Berkley Carroll School) was one of three pitchers in the Northeast named to the Academic All-District I University Division First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. Eilenberg, who is now eligible for Academic All-America recognition by virtue of his first team status, becomes the first Minuteman to earn a spot on the Academic All-District team since left-handed hurler Travis Veracka was honored in 2000.
Eilenberg, who boasts a 3.79 grade-point average as an economics major, was a member of the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team in 2008 and has consistently appeared on the A-10 Commissioner's Honor roll throughout his career with the Minutemen.
Earlier this season, the relief pitcher recorded the final out of UMass' 6-4 win at Saint Louis on Apr. 11 to log his ninth career save, which tied the program's career record. He holds the Minutemen's single season mark in saves, as well, as he posted seven last year as a junior.
This season, he leads the team with 17 appearances and holds a 5.79 ERA and a 2-3 record with nine walks and 25 strikeouts in 28.0 innings pitched. On Apr. 28 at Siena, Eilenberg fanned a career-high six batters in his lone start of the season thus far.
Over his career, Eilenberg has posted a 6-6 record in 63 appearances with a 4.67 ERA. In 142.2 innings on the mound, he has registered 88 career strikeouts to 52 walks.
UMass will be back in action this weekend as the team will host first-place Rhode Island in a pivotal Atlantic 10 series. Game one is slated for Friday, May 8, at 3 p.m. on Earl Lorden Field.