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May 20, 2009

Fahey Earns D3baseball.com and ABCA First Team All-America Honors

Worcester, MA --- Pitcher Conor Fahey (Cumberland, RI) was named Wednesday first team All-America by D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).  The senior, the most decorated pitcher in the 106-year history of WPI baseball, becomes the first player under head coach Mike Callahan to earn All-America accolades. 

Fahey had a spectacular senior campaign for the Engineers.  The right-hander compiled a 8-2 record with a 1.55 ERA.  His 122 strikeouts and 104.2 innings pitched currently lead all of Division III while he ranks sixth in nation in ERA.  Earlier this spring, Fahey, a four-time all-NEWMAC selection, was named conference Pitcher of the Year and first team All-New England.

Fahey arguably made his biggest impact at last week's NCAA Division III New England regional.  He earned all-tournament honor's after starting two games in a four-day span, including throwing 163 pitches on two days rest against nationally-ranked (#3) Eastern Connecticut.  Fahey shared the tournament lead with 16 innings pitched and was second with 18 strikeouts.  Including the ECAC championship game victory against 30-win Worcester State the weekend before the NCAA's, he threw an eye-popping 414 pitches during a pressure-filled eight-day span.      

His outstanding senior season capped an outstanding career.  Fahey is WPI's all-time leader in wins (27), ERA (2.54), strikeouts (325) and innings pitched (308.2).  He was a captain on a team that rewrote the WPI record book.  This spring the Engineers won a school-record 30 games, claiming their first-ever regular season title.  They captured their second ECAC championship in three years and earned their first-ever selection to the NCAA Championships.  They won their first two games at the regional before falling to a pair of teams in the top six including defending national champion Trinity (#6) and top seed and host Eastern Connecticut. 

Fahey and fellow seniors Scott McNee (Falmouth, MA), Ethan Brown (Lunenburg, MA), Ben Erle (Boylston, MA) and Jonathan Quintero (Miami, FL) leave WPI with 84 victories, 22 more than any class in program history.   

*Storied edited on Friday, May 22 to include ABCA information.

2009 D3baseball.com All-American Team (pdf)