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BASEBALL went from seven wins in 2007 to an 18-14 record in 2008 under second-year head coach DALE PLUMMER. First baseman RYAN CONLON ’10 led the NESCAC with a .442 batting average, a .545 on-base percentage, and a .714 slugging percentage with three homers and 26 RBI. Second baseman JOHN LAMANTIA ’10 finished eighth in the league in batting at .410 with a team-best 31 runs scored. NICK SPILLANE ’08 drove in 25 runs and finished his career with 114 hits. … Right fielder ALEX ESSMAN ’11 started her SOFTBALL career at Colby with a bang, leading the NESCAC in home runs (10) to earn second-team all-conference honors. Essman led Colby players with 25 at-bats or more in batting average (.379), doubles (9), and slugging percentage (.816). The pitching staff had the third-best earned run average in the league at 2.80. ALYSSA CROWELL ’09 led the squad in wins with a 7-2 record. … For MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD, the 3,200-meter relay team of CHRIS DEROO ’09, DAN MOSS ’08, BEN OSSOFF ’10, and BOB GLOTFELTY ’08 broke a 25-year-old Colby record with a time of 7:40.93 in taking a close second place in the Open New England Championships, .07 seconds behind Williams. DeRoo won a New England Division III title in the 400 meters, clocking 49.47 after missing the NESCAC league meet the week before with a nagging injury. … MEN’S LACROSSE started the season at 5-0 and 2-0 in NESCAC before settling for a 6-8 record. Colby opened the season with a 9-8 overtime victory over Williams, which went on to win the NESCAC title. CADDY BROOKS ’09 earned second-team NESCAC honors and was named to the All-New England second team with DREW PIEKARSKI ’08. Brooks finished with 30 goals and 16 assists for 46 points, while Piekarski had 25 goals and a pair of assists from his midfield position. … BRYAN BROWN ’09 led MEN’S TENNIS at first singles and joined forces with ZACK SCHUMAN ’08  at first doubles in leading Colby to an 8-6 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the conference under first-year head coach DOANH WANG. … WOMEN’S TENNIS fielded a young squad in going 4-10 overall. NICOLE VEILLEUX ’09 played at first singles during the spring season.
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