MEDFORD – More post-season accolades have arrived for senior pitcher R.J. Hall of the Tufts University baseball team as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Region Teams and the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England Teams were announced on Tuesday.
Hall is on the first team for both, one of four pitchers in the region to achieve that distinction. He is the lone player from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) to receive first-team honors from both organizations.
A 6'4", 220-pound righty, Hall was the Jumbos' ace as the team won its sixth NESCAC championship this spring and advanced to the NCAA Regional final. Tufts finished 31-11 and won its 11th NESCAC East Division pennant in 2019.
The NESCAC Pitcher of the Year and first team All-Conference, Hall was announced yesterday as a D3baseball.com third team All-American. He was on the D3baseball.com All-New England first team as well. He is one of just three pitchers to receive first team All-Region honors from all three organizations (D3baseball, ABCA, NEIBA).
Hall got the win in eight of his nine starts this season, finishing 8-0 with four complete games. He allowed just 10 earned runs in 62 innings for a 1.45 earned run average. It's the fifth-best single-season era by a Tufts pitcher with 60 or more innings. He walked just 15 batters and did not allow a home run.
This Friday Hall will represent the Jumbos at the 2019 NEIBA All-Star Game at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford.