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Rinn captures first NEC batting title in program history

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University baseball senior first baseman Robby Rinn (Warwick, R.I.) wrapped up the first Northeast Conference batting title in program history last Friday, finishing the regular season with a league-leading .380 average.

Rinn finished the year with 81 hits in 213 at-bats, posting a career-high .380 batting average to beat out Wagner's Nick Mascelli. Mascelli finished with 73 hits in 195 at-bats for a .374 batting average. Rinn is the first Bryant player to win an NEC batting title in program history.

He led the Bulldogs with 25 multi-hit games, posting 19 two-hit games, five-three-hit games and one four-hit game. Rinn has reached safely in 50-straight games and 53-of-54 this year, and has hitting streaks of 17 and 18 to his name. His 81 hits are tied for the fourth-most in a single season in Bryant DI history, while his average is currently the third-best in a single season.

In addition, Rinn has also tied a single-season program record with 24 doubles and has added four triples, five home runs, 57 RBI and 52 runs scored, ranking in the top five in the NEC in eight different individual categories.