Ashburnham, Mass. native earns national accolades
FITCHBURG, Mass. (July 17, 2014) – Freshman outfielder Steven Drury, Jr. (Ashburnham, Mass.) was recently crowned the NCAA Division III statistical champion for triples by the national office earlier this week.
This year, Drury emerged as the top offensive threat for the Falcons in his first season at Fitchburg State. In 39 games, he batted .438 with two homeruns and 27 RBI. The rookie outfielder also smacked 15 doubles and nine triples, giving him a .742 slugging percentage. He reached base at a .531 clip and crossed the plate 35 times while also stealing 11 bases, as Fitchburg State put together a 22-18 record and earned a berth in the 2014 ECAC Division III New England Baseball Championship.
Drury, a two-time ECAC Division III New England Player of the Week honoree, was also named to the First-Team All-NEIBA, the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Co-Rookie of the Yea, the MASCAC All-Conference first team and the ECAC Rookie of the Year.
The Fitchburg State baseball team concluded its 2014 season with an overall record of 22-18 with a 6-8 mark in the MASCAC.