PHILADELPHIA - Serving as a team captain and helping manage the Quakers pitching staff behind the plate, University of Pennsylvania baseball's Austin Bossart was named to the 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area baseball team.
The junior catcher finished the academic year with a 3.48 GPA in economics, while hitting .297 with a .397 on-base percentage,withfour home runs and 19 RBI. He was second on the team in hits, with 47, and run scored, with 29. He also led the team being hit by a pitch 14 times throughout the course of the season.
Behind the plate the O'Fallon, Ill. native threw out 11 of 31 base runners, while picking off three more, and sported a .993 fielding percentage, making only two errors.
Bossart earned Ivy League and Big 5 Player of the Week honors on April 22, after totaling seven hits, including a home run, and three RBI in four games with Princeton.