UMass Baseball's Geannelis Tabbed Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year

Freshman Mike Geannelis is the 2014 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.

Freshman Mike Geannelis is the 2014 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.

May 20, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass baseball freshman designated hitter/pitcher Mike Geannelis has been named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, the conference office announced on Tuesday. The Williamstown, Mass., native is the first player in program history to earn the honor and was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team as well.

Appearing in 29 games with 26 starts, Geannelis paced the Minutemen with a .347 batting average and logged 16 RBI and 11 runs scored. The two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the week belted five doubles and two home runs to contribute to a squad-best .463 slugging percentage. He registered 10 multi-hit games on the season, as well.

On the mound, Geannelis led UMass with four wins over 14 appearances with two starts. He posted a 4-3 record with a 4.85 earned run average over 29.2 innings with nine walks and 16 strikeouts.

In Atlantic 10 play, Geannelis hit a team-high .382 (21-for-55) with two doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI and five runs scored over 15 games. He tossed 22 innings over 11 appearances in conference action, registering a 4.09 ERA and a 4-2 record with five walks and 14 strikeouts.




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