MEDFORD – Currently boasting the 11th-best earned run average among NCAA Division III pitchers, senior R.J. Hall of the Tufts University baseball team was announced today as a D3baseball.com All-American.
Named to the third team, Hall is the only player from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) selected to D3baseball's top three All-American teams. He is one of five pitchers from New England on the first three teams.
In 62 innings this spring, Hall allowed just 10 earned runs for a 1.45 earned run average. That mark is behind only the 1.38 era posted by fellow third-teamer Ben Lambert from Southern Maine as the best in New England.
Hall went 8-0 for Tufts this spring and was named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Year. He allowed just 45 hits and 15 walks in his 62 innings and batters hit just .205 against him. As the ace of the staff, Hall led head coach John Casey's Jumbos to a 31-11 record, their sixth NESCAC title and a spot in the NCAA Regional final.
For his four-year career at Tufts, the 6'4", 220-pound righty starter was 23-7 with a 2.77 earned run average in 230.2 innings.
Hall joins former teammate Speros Varinos as Jumbo pitchers who have received recent D3baseball.com All-American honors. Varinos was third team in both 2016 and 2017.