Baseball’s Ian Nadeau Named First Team All-Region 21

#24 Ian Nadeau (Photo Credit: Louann Penzo)
#24 Ian Nadeau (Photo Credit: Louann Penzo)

BROCKTON, Mass. ---- Freshman Ian Nadeau of Brockton was named First Team All-Region 21 as a pitcher during his first year on the Massasoit baseball team.

Nadeau was a workhorse on the mound for the Warriors in his first year, not only leading the team, but all of Region 21 in innings pitched (53.2). The righty finished with a 5-3 record paired with a 4.02 ERA, in 10 appearances, including nine starts.

The Brockton native totaled five complete games to lead the region and also rank 10th in the NJCAA this season. Nadeau walked eight batters all year compared to 53 strikeouts. The right-hander walked only one batter over his final four starts spanning 30 total innings. He also only allowed three earned runs over his final three starts, totaling 20 innings for a 1.35 ERA.

"Ian had a tremendous year on the mound for us," head coach Kraig Kupiec said. "He worked really hard on his craft and seemed to get better every outing. He's incredibly coachable, buys into the game plan, and is able to make adjustments inning-to-inning and batter-to-batter. We are excited for what he will bring next year."

On March 27th, Nadeau was named NJCAA Pitcher of the Week, by firing a complete game one-hitter vs NHTI. He allowed only two base runners all game, a walk in the second and a base hit in the seventh, to go along with 10 strikeouts. Nadeau retired 16 in a row from the second to the seventh frames and fanned at least one batter in six of his seven innings of work.