NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts senior outfielder Austin Rachiele has been selected to the 2023 D3baseball.com Region 2 First Team.
Earlier this month the Pittsfield resident and Taconic graduate was voted the 2023 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Rachiele's memorable 2023 season saw him lead the conference in batting (.453), home runs (14), hits (63, tying the MCLA program record), triples (four), total bases (127, also a program record), as well as on base percentage (.550) and slugging percentage (.914). He scored 53 runs, aprogram record, had 40 RBIs and drew 28 walks while stealing 17 bases.
UMASS Dartmouth's DJ Perron was voted as the D3baseball.com Region 2 Player of the Year with Salve Regina's Sean Mulligan earning Rookie of the Year and Endicott's Gabe Van Emon taking the Pitcher of the Year honors. Endicott's Bryan Haley was selected as the Coach of the Year.
D3baseball.com Region 2 in comprised of 30 Division III institutions from the MASCAC, Little East Conference, Commonwealth Coast Conference, New England Collegiate Conference and the University Athletic Association.
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