BOSTON — Mitchell College pitcher Eddie Santiago has been added to the roster for the 44th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Joe Walsh All-Star Game.
Santiago joins classmate Garet Griffin as one of 33 players on the College Division roster, which is comprised of the region's top seniors from Division II and III institutions. The game will be held on Thursday, May 31 in Pawtucket, R.I. First pitch at McCoy Stadium is set for noon. Admission is free.
Santiago and Griffin will be the first Mitchell teammates to play in the game. Former teammate Al Jordan Johnson, a pitcher, was selected for the game in 2016.
Santiago, a lefty starter and all-conference first team selection, earned D3baseball.com All-New England third team honors. In his final season with the Mariners he went 6-2 with a 2.78 ERA in 11 starts. He recorded 65 strikeouts over 64.2 innings—both career highs—and led the Mitchell staff in both categories.
Griffin, an all-region first team honoree from both the American Baseball Coaches Association and D3baseball.com, batted a team-high .392 over 41 games this season. He led the Mariners in RBI (52), hits (65), triples (7), homers (6), stolen bases (21) and total bases (102). In three seasons at Mitchell he hit .383 and ranks among the school's all-time leaders in runs (116), hits (165), triples (10), homers (13), RBI (117) and steals (33).