May 31, 2011

Vinny Lally ‘11 Selected for NEIBA All-Star Game

Lefty a Second-Team Selection for University Division Team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Left-handed pitcher Vinny Lally '11 has been selected for the 37th annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game, which takes place this Thursday at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass., at 7 p.m.

Lally was a second-team selection for the University Division Team, which consists of 27 Division I players from throughout the New England region.  He is one of nine pitchers on the University Division Team roster. The College Division Team is made up of 13 Division II standouts and 16 Division III senior all-stars.

Lally was a first team All-Ivy League selection this past season and earned a pair of Yale team awards, including the Ducky Pond Pitching Award for career pitching excellence and character. He also won the Burnat-Grass Teammate Award, given to the player "who best exemplifies the qualities of toughness, hard work, character and integrity, while putting the team above himself."

This past season Lally was one of the Bulldogs' top starting pitchers for the third year in a row. His 2.54 ERA placed him fourth in the Ivy League and was more than two runs lower than his ERA from 2010. He limited opponents to a .175 batting average, leading the league in that category and in wins (five). He also tied for second in the league with 70 strikeouts. In 67.1 innings pitched, he did not allow a homerun and allowed only 41 hits.

LeLacheur Park is home of the Lowell Spinners, a minor league team affiliated with Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox. The gate will open at 6 p.m. Thursday and tickets will cost $5. For directions and other information, please visit the official website of the Lowell Spinners at http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t558.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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