May 9, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown baseball team had five players selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District baseball teams. Seniors J.J. Eno (Kahului, HI), Brian Kelaher (Farmington, CT), Ryan Murphy (Mantoloking, NJ), and Conor Reardon (Branford, CT) were all First Team selections and will be forwarded to the national ballot to be considered for Academic All-American honors, while junior Steve Daniels (Fox Point, WI) was named Second Team All-District.
A Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American last year, Eno was one of four infielders selected to the All-District First Team. A Neuroscience concentrator with a 3.75 GPA, Eno will graduate into Brown's Medical School as part of the Program in Liberal Medical Education. Eno played in 43 of Brown's 44 games this year, starting 37, and leading the team in slugging with a .483. A converted first baseman, Eno finished the year with a .290 batting average (42-145), including 10 doubles, three triples, and four homeruns, scoring 26 runs. He was also third on the team with 33 RBI.
A super-sub to start the season, Kelaher was named the catcher for the All-District First Team. A key injury fill-in for part of the season, he can play all positions, earning time at catcher, 2nd base, left field, and right field. In 32 games (23 starts), Kelaher hit .316 (24-76) with three doubles and eight RBI. An economics concentrator with a 3.54 GPA, he scored 10 runs on the season and was a perfect 4-4 on stolen base attempts.
An Economics concentrator with a 3.67 GPA, Murphy was named a 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award nominee and was also named to the 2008 Wallace Watch. One of three outfielders named First Team All-District, Murphy was Brown's starting left fielder, until suffering a season-ending injury. He hit safely in 20 of 25 games played and posted a .320 batting average (32.100), including seven doubles, scoring 23 runs. He worked his way from not getting an at-bat his freshman year to hitting .410 as a junior, finishing 16th in the nation. A 2007 First Team All-Ivy, First Team All-New England, and Second Team All-Northeast selection, Murphy was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2007 NCAA Round Rock Regional. He will graduate from Brown ranked eighth in school history with a .353 career batting average.
A History concentrator with a 3.94 GPA, Reardon came back from what could have been a career-ending injury this season to lead the Bears with a .395 batting average (62-157), fourth in the Ivy League, as the team's designated hitter. He returned to the team this season after a chronic leg injury cost him his sophomore and junior seasons. Reardon was also second on the team with 62 hits, fourth in the Ivy League, and hit .421 in Ivy League games only. In 157 at bats, Reardon struck out only six times, a team-low 4%.
Daniels was one of three outfielders selected to the All-District Second Team. En Economics concentrator with a 3.47 GPA, Daniels has led off and played center field in every game for the past two seasons. The 2006 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Daniels finished the 2008 season ranked second in the Ivy League with 63 hits, third in the Ivy League with 42 runs scored, third in the Ivy League with 19 steals, and fourth in the Ivy League with five triples. With one season remaining, Daniels already ranks fifth all-time at Brown with 57 steals and is second all-time at Brown with 12 triples.