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Healey, Johnson, Chisholm & Poff Named All-Region 1


6/2/22  – The D3Baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings regional accolades have been announced and four Saint Joseph’s College players have earned awards.

Grad student second baseman Drew Healey (Rochester, N.H.) has garnered D3Baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings First Team First Team All-Region 1 honors and freshman pitcher Jason Johnson (Thomaston, Conn.) has claimed the D3Baseball.com Region 1 Rookie of the Year, D3Baseball.com First Team All-Region 1, and ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-Region 1 accolades. Senior third baseman Ronan Chisholm (North Chatham, Mass.) is a D3Baseball.com First Team All-Region 1 selection and senior starting pitcher Matt Poff (Pelham, N.H.) has earned D3Baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-Region 1 honors.

Healey collects a pair of First Team All-Region honors after hitting .392 (47-120) with 28 runs, 12 doubles, five home runs, 30 RBI and seven stolen bases during his final college campaign. He closed out the year as the conference leader in batting average and OBP (.513) while ranking second in slugging percentage (.617) and walks (22), fifth in doubles, sixth in total bases (74), eighth in hits and home runs, and ninth in RBI.

The four-year starter finished his collegiate career hitting .339 (129-380) with 78 runs, 29 doubles, eight home runs, 76 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 140 games. He currently ranks eighth in SJC baseball history in OBP (.470) and is listed among the Monks’ all-time leaders in walks (76) and HBP (20).

Johnson earns a trio of regional honors after recording one of the finest seasons ever posted by an SJC freshman pitcher. The rookie righthander made 11 appearances with eight starts and sported a 6-1 record with a 1.05 ERA and 43 strikeouts – versus just 16 walks – in 43 innings this spring. Johnson held opponents to a paltry .191 (29-152) batting average and allowed just one run in his last 26 innings.

Johnson’s rookie campaign performance has landed in the SJC Baseball record book, as his 1.05 ERA ranks as the lowest in team history while his opponents’ batting average is third all-time and his 6.07 hits per nine innings ratio is seventh.

Chisholm takes home D3Baseball.com First Team All-Region accolades after hitting .381 (48-126) with 28 runs, eight doubles, 22 RBI and two stolen bases during the 2022 season. The senior third baseman led the team in hits, ranked second in runs scored and OBP (.463), was third in batting average, and fourth in RBI.

Chisholm finishes his college career with a .329 (83-252) batting average, 55 runs, 12 doubles, one triple, 38 RBI and eight stolen bases in 95 contests.

Poff collects the first All-Region honors of his college career after going 5-1 with a 1.66 ERA and 37 strikeouts while allowing 43 hits and 13 walks in 48.2 innings this spring. The senior righthander made 31 appearances – including 13 starts – during his career and posted an 8-6 record with two saves, a 1.66 ERA, and 71 strikeouts in 109 innings. His 2022 ERA is the seventh lowest in team history.

Poff leaves the program ranked fifth all-time in ERA and sixth in walks per nine innings (2.06)

As the top seed in the 2022 GNAC Tournament, the Monks faced #5 Elms College in a quarterfinal contest on Thursday, May 5th and suffered a 4-0 setback at the hands of the upstart Blazers. Facing an uphill battle coming out of the losers’ bracket, Saint Joseph’s eliminated #2 Anna Maria College and Elms from the tourney with 4-0 and 12-1 victories, respectively, and forced a winner-take-all game by topping #3 Johnson & Wales University, 6-2, in a must-win game on Championship Sunday. Unfortunately, the Monks ran out of steam and fell to JWU in the title bout.