May 29, 2009
After hitting .427 last summer for the Geneva Red Wings in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, a confident Matt Perry felt he was ready to take off this spring for the Holy Cross baseball team.
"Last summer was my launching point," said the junior third baseman from Sudbury.
Perry went into orbit, batting a team-high .423 - and Patriot League-best .439 - en route to earning league Player of the Year honors as well as receiving the college's Hop Riopel Award, given to the team's most valuable player.
"There comes a time in many players' careers when they just 'pop,' and that's what happened to Matt" in the upstate New York baseball league, said the Holy Cross squad's head coach, Greg DiCenzo. "Matt lived and breathed baseball all summer long and he really found his identity as a player."
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