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Suter, O'Hara Lead All-Ivy League Baseball Selections

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard sophomore pitcher Brent Suter and junior shortstop Sean O’Hara highlighted a group of four baseball players named to the 2010 All-Ivy League teams in an announcement released Monday.

Suter and O’Hara were named to the first team while juniors Tyler Albright and Dillon O’Neill earned honorable mention selections.

Suter, one of just two pitchers named to the first team, was electric in league play. The lefty went 4-0 (league best) with one save with a 3.55 ERA and a league-leading 33 strikeouts in 33.0 innings while walking just seven batters. Suter was virtually untouchable against left-handed batters, who went just 2-for-24 (0.83 against him). All told, Suter posted a 4-2 record with a 5.26 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 49.2 innings against 14 walks.

O’Hara was equally impressive in Ivy games as he ranked second in league batting average with a .443 average with 13 extra base hits and 15 runs batted in during 20 games. His on-base-percentage of .513 also ranked second. For the season, O’Hara ranked second on the Crimson with a .342 batting average while posting a team-best .405 OBP. His 16 doubles were part of a 20 extra base hit campaign that also led the team to go with a .510 slugging percentage with 26 RBI.   

Albright played virtually the entire season with a fractured thumb on his glove hand but still made noise offensively. He was one of just six players to hit .400 in league play, hitting the mark exactly while posting a .493 on-base-percentage to rank fourth in the league. He earned seven walks and was hit by six pitches while striking out just three times in 19 games. Albright batted .426 against righties in league play and was at his best in clutch situations with a .524 average with runners in scoring position (11-for-21). He drove in 15 runs during league play and led the team with 30 RBI for the season while batting .321 overall with nine doubles.

O’Neill recovered from a slow start to post a .295 average in Ivy play while leading the Ancient Eight with nine stolen bases. For the season, he swiped 16 bases in 18 attempts while collecting a team-high three triples.

Harvard finished tied for second place in the Red Rolfe Division at 10-10 – a record that also tied for the league’s third-best record. Harvard ranked fourth offensively in the league with a .330 batting average during Ivy games despite fielding a team with just three seniors. Overall, Harvard posted a 17-26 record with highlight wins coming against Notre Dame, Stetson and Creighton.

2010 All-Ivy Baseball
* - Unanimous Selection

Player of the Year: Tom Grandieri, Penn
Pitcher of the Year: Pat Lowery, Columbia
Co-Rookies of the Year: Dario Pizzano, Columbia & Chris O'Dowd, Dartmouth

First Team [17]
P - Pat Lowery, Columbia (So., Oakdale, Conn.)
P - Brent Suter, Harvard (So., Cincinnati, Ohio)
RP - David Rochefort, Cornell (Sr., Arcadia, Calif.)
C - Matt Colantonio, Brown (Jr., Garden City, N.Y.)
C - Dean Forthun, Columbia (Sr., Glendora, Calif.)
1B - Trygg Larsson-Danforth, Yale (Sr., Belmont, Mass.)
2B - Chris Tanabe, Brown (Sr., Jupiter, Fla.)
3B - Dan Williams, Penn (Jr., Southhampton, N.J.)
SS - Sean O'Hara, Harvard (Jr., Gloucester, Mass.)
OF - Josh Feit, Brown (Jr., Woodcliff Lake, N.J.)
OF - Dario Pizzano, Columbia (Fr., Saugus, Mass.)
OF - *Tom Grandieri, Penn (Sr., Media, Pa.)
OF - Jeremy Maas, Penn (Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.)
UT - Mickey Brodsky, Cornell (Jr., Encino, Calif.)
UT - Pete Greskoff, Brown (Jr., Paoli, Pa.)
DH - Michael DiBiase, Brown (So., Weston, Mass.)
DH - Alex Aurrichio, Columbia (So., Dix Hills, N.Y.)

Second Team [9]
P - Dan Bracey, Columbia (Jr., East Greenwich, R.I.)
P - Tony Bertucci, Cornell (Sr., Belleville, Ill.)
RP - Cole Sulser, Dartmouth (So., Santa Ysabel, Calif.)
C - No selection
1B - Jason Brooks, Dartmouth (Jr., Westlake Village, Calif.)
2B - Gant Elmore, Yale (Jr., Bloomington, Ind.)
3B - Ryan Zrenda, Brown (Jr. Old Lyme, Conn.)
SS - Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth (So., Palm City, Fla.)
OF - Jake Carlson, Dartmouth (So., Woodlands, Texas)
OF - Charlie Neil, Yale (So., Dallas, Texas)
UT - No selection
DH - No selection

Honorable Mention [16]
P - Corey Pappel, Cornell (Jr., Mississauga, Ontario)
P - Kyle Hendricks, Dartmouth (So., San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
P - Vinny Lally, Yale (Jr. Tampa, Fla.)
RP - Reid Terry, Penn (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)
C - Chris O'Dowd, Dartmouth (Fr., Cherry Hills Village, Colo.)
C - Tyler Albright, Harvard (Jr., Long Beach, Calif.)
C - Will Davis, Penn (Jr., Atlanta, Ga.)
1B - Jason Banos, Columbia (Jr., Lynnfield, Mass.)
2B - Steve Gable, Penn (Sr., Emmaus, Pa.)
3B - Jon Eisen, Columbia (So., Nashville, Tenn.)
SS - Alex Ferrara, Columbia (Jr., Huntington, N.Y.)
SS - Matt Schmidt, Yale (So., Grayslake, Ill.)
OF - Billy Rumpke, Columbia (So., Cincinnati, Ohio)
OF - Dillon O'Neill, Harvard (Jr., Naperville, Ill.)
OF - Andrew Kolmar, Yale (Jr., Mendham, N.J.)
UT - Trey Rallis, Yale (Jr., LaCanada, Calif.)