Bucknell's Allen and Shribman Land on Patriot League Baseball All-Tournament Team
May 18, 2009
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Bucknell baseball team's season may have ended a little more than a week ago, but a pair of Bison were named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team this past weekend following Army's sweep of Lafayette in the championship series. Junior Ben Allen (Port Royal, Pa./Juniata) earned his second consecutive spot on the all-tournament team, while sophomore Doug Shribman (Marblehead, Mass./Belmont Hill) landed on the 11-person squad after hitting .455 with one home run and five RBIs in three postseason games against Lafayette.
Bucknell, which finished the season with a 22-25 record, was the top seed in the four-team Patriot League Tournament, but lost to Lafayette in a best-of-three semifinal series that took place at Depew Field May 9-10.
Allen hit .429 and posted a team-high six hits against the Leopards as he ended the season on a career-best 16-game hitting streak. A starter at shortstop in 82 consecutive games, Allen wrapped up the season first on the team with a .366 batting average and his 68 hits rank third on the program's single-season list.
An Academic All-District II selection, Allen will enter his senior campaign eighth on the Bucknell career runs scored list (103).
Shribman, who played first base this past year after mainly pitching as a freshman, added the all-tournament team selection to his Second Team All-Patriot League citation during the regular season. He was 5-for-11, hit a solo home run, drove in five runs and scored four runs in the three-game series opposite the Leopards. He finished the season with hits in his final 18 games, the longest streak by a Bison in more than a decade.
Second to Allen with a .360 season average, Shribman tied for fourth on the program's single-season doubles list (15) and was 10th in single-season RBIs (42). A starter in 45 games, Shribman drove in at least one run in eight of the final 10 games of the 2009 campaign.
In addition to Allen and Shribman, the Patriot League All-Tournament Team consisted of: Holy Cross' Jake Gorman and Bobby Holmes; Lafayette's Ryan Hanna, Jeff Butler and Rob Froio; and Army's Joey Henshaw, Andy Ernesto, Matt Fouch and Ben Koenigsfeld.