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Parker, Treveloni earn MVP honors for baseball team

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Junior outfielder Matt Treveloni earned the Eddie Roundy Award as Most Valuable Player and sophomore pitcher was the Jack Coombs Award as Most Valuable Pitcher for the Colby College baseball team.

Treveloni (pictured) was second on the team in batting average (.333), first in total hits (39), second in runs (16), and second in on-base percentage (.378). Treveloni also had a .968 fielding percentage in right field in 63 total chances.

Parker had eight starts and 10 appearances at the Mules' number one starter. He threw 49.0 innings and had a 3.31 earned run average. He had the best strikeout/walk ratio, allowing just 10 walks while striking out 40.

Tyler Mulberry, a sophomore shortstop, was the B. Royce "Tink" Wagner Award winner as Most Improved Player, while sophomore Jackson Ward was the Warren Judd Award honoree as Most Improved Pitcher.

Mulberry finished third on the team in batting average (.304), led the Mules in doubles (10), was first in RBI (17), third in runs (15), and third in on-base percentage (.352). Playing shortstop for the first time in college, Mulberry had a solid .943 fielding percentage in nearly 160 chances.

Ward was the closer for the Mules and had four saves, a 2-2 record, and was second on the team in earned run average (2.57). He pitched 21 innings and the opponent hit just .211 against him. Ward struck out 18 and walked nine in 15 appearances.

Taimu Ito was given the Rookie of the Year Award, senior Grant Lowensohn was honored with the Tom Dexter/Chap Nelson Coaches Award, and senior co-captains Andrew Della Volpe and Noah Tocci shared the John Winkin "Passion for the Game" Award.

Ito led Colby in innings pitched (50.2), had eight starts in 12 appearances, and was third in earned run average (2.84). He struck out 39 batters, had two complete games, and one shutout. 

Lowensohn, a senior, was a utility infielder for the Mules in a four-year career. Della Volpe had 54 career hits and had 13 starts or more at catcher in all four years. Tocci was used mostly as a designated hitter or in pinch-hitting situations.

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