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HAMDEN, Connecticut – Quinnipiac baseball junior shortstop Matthew Batten (Shelton, Connecticut) has been named to the American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Division I Northeast All-Region First Team, as announced by the organization on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

With his first team selection, Batten and the other first team selections are eligible to be considered for the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Team, which will be released on Saturday, June 18.

Batten's latest accolade is among the numerous he has received this offseason, including an All-MAAC Second Team Selection and NEIBA All-New England First Team selection. This was his first selection to an ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team.

Batten is one of five players from the MAAC Named to the Northeast All-Region First Team, joined by Manhattan's Fabian Pena and Christian Santisteban, Fairfield's Jake Salpietro and Marist's Frankie Gregoire.

This season, Batten had one of his best in a Quinnipiac uniform as he batted .344 to lead the team and finished the season with a nine-game hitting streak, his third hitting streak of at least nine games this season. Batten recorded a career-high 73 hits, 43 runs scored, 10 doubles, four home runs, 16 extra base hits, a .402 on base percentage, a .467 slugging percentage and 20 stolen bases. Batten led the team with 19 multiple-hit games and 11 three-hit games.

He led the team in hits, runs, triples, total bases and stolen bases while he also finished in the top three in home runs, slugging percentage, on base percentage and sacrifice flies. Among MAAC leaders, Batten finished the season with the most hits, fifth in batting average, fourth in runs scored, fourth in total bases, tied for second in stolen bases, first in assists and third in fielding double plays.

Batten is currently playing summer collegiate baseball with the Morehead City Marlins in the Coastal Plain League where he is batting .269 with two doubles, four runs scored, five RBIs and two stolen bases through seven games.

NCAA Div. I Northeast All-Region First Team

Pos. Player Cl. School State          
C Fabian Pena Fr. Manhattan NY
1B Robby Rinn Sr. Bryant RI
2B Reed Gamache Sr. Binghamton NY
3B Martin Figueroa Jr. Rhode Island RI
SS Matthew Batten Jr. Quinnipiac CT
OF Jake Salpietro Sr. Fairfield CT
OF Matt Albanese Jr. Bryant RI
OF Christian Santisteban Sr. Manhattan NY
DH Frankie Gregoire Fr. Marist NY
P Tyler Wilson So. Rhode Island RI
P James Karinchak So. Bryant RI
P Aaron Civale Jr. Northeastern MA
RP Tom Hackimer Jr. St. John's NY

Success on the field begins with preparation. Our staff spends countless hours teaching the fundamentals and TECHNIQUES that go into making a player successful at a game of failure. Our athletes take pride in our conditioning program as this is a very important component to the success that our players experience on the field. Discipline and hard work are necessary to be a good baseball player. At Technique, players understand that the discipline, commitment and hard work they put into athletics is going to carry over into everyday life and develop then into able adults, giving them the confidence to accomplish anything they set their mind to. Life lessons are learned on a daily basis with the Tigers; all players are aware of the founding rules of the Tiger program. Players must LISTEN, always give EFFORT and continue to RESPECT their teammates, opponents and the game of baseball.

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Player Development:  Instead of focusing solely on winning, we invest in our athletes to become the best possible players they can be.

Techniques:  We believe in proven training techniques, not fads or gimmicks like ball exit speed training, weighted pitching balls or kinetic load baseball.

Integrity:  We do not "play favorites" with friends or family like other clubs do.  Playtime and positions are earned.

Staff:  Our staff has been with us for many years; we don’t have a “revolving door” of coaches and trainers.

Motivation:  Our coaches and trainers believe in positive reinforcement, not belittling or criticizing athletes.

Respect:  Respect is earned, not assumed; regardless of individual player history.

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