Two current North Shore Navigators, infielder Matt Boulter (left) from Southern New Hampshire University and outfielder Matt McGovern (right) of Boston College, both participated in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game at LaLacheur Park in Lowell on Friday.
Each player led their respective teams in hitting this spring, as Boulter hit .338 (54-for-160) for the Penmen and McGovern hit .371 (46-for-134) for the Eagles.
Former Navigator Garret Smith of Boston College also took part in the event as a member of the Eagles. Smith, who hit the eventual game-winning double in the decisive championship game last summer, scored a run in the eighth and also pitched a scoreless seventh inning with two strikeouts in the NEIBA All-Star Game. The game ended in a 3-3 tie following nine innings of play.
Boulter was named to both the NCBWA and ABCA All-Region First Teams for his performance in 2011. He was also a Second Team Daktronics All-East Region pick and a First Team Northeast-10 Conference selection. The Wrentham, Mass. native also had a .475 slugging percentage and .430 on-base percentage.
McGovern, meanwhile, came on strong after missing time early in the year due to injury. The lefthanded hitter also led the Eagles in slugging (.476) and had a .412 on-base percentage.