Baseball Season Ends; Henderson Selected First-Team All-America

Posted: June 2, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: June 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm

The Mason baseball team saw its season come to an end on Saturday afternoon when the Patriots were eliminated from the Greenville Regional of the NCAA Tournament, falling to Binghamton, 11-6. The Patriots earlier lost to South Carolina in the opening game, 11-3, on Friday.

During the tournament, Chris Henderson became the first Mason baseball player in school history to receive first-team All-America honors. The junior catcher was named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American team by the staff of the Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Senior outfielder Scott Krieger and senior pitcher Mike Modica were chosen to the All-American second team. Mason’s three selections to the first and second team are more than any other school in the nation.

Henderson, who had previously been a semifinalist for the Howser Trophy and the Bench Award, was named CAA Defensive Player of the Year and shared the Player of the Year award with teammate Krieger.

Krieger is a preseason first-team All-American. In 2007, he was named third-team All-America by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Modica is Mason’s all-time leader in career starts and is second in career strikeouts and third in career wins. He is one shy of the school record for wins in a season. He has faced more batters than any other pitcher in school history.

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