BOSTON, Mass. – Recent Castleton University graduate Jonathan Lindau, catcher for the Spartan baseball team over the past two seasons, has been selected for the College Division team, made up of the top Division II and III seniors in New England, at the 44th annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Joe Walsh All-Star Game.
The College Division will face the University Division, comprised of the region's top Division I players, next Thursday, May 31, at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I., starting at 12 noon. Last year the College All-Stars rallied for a 3-3 tie with the University All-Stars, with Castleton's Devin Hayes pitching the sixth inning of that contest.
Lindau, a First Team All-NAC selection, finished the 2018 season with a .318 batting average, earning 42 hits, including 13 doubles, three triples, and three home runs. He led the Spartans with 39 runs batted in, plus he scored 39 runs, drew 27 walks, and stole nine bases on 10 attempts.
Behind the plate, Lindau caught 33.3 percent of attempted base stealers (14-for-42) and committed just four passed balls, guiding the Castleton pitching staff to a 3.90 team earned run average. In the NAC Tournament, Lindau went 2-for-2 with a triple, a home run, and three RBI in the opening game against Maine-Farmington, and then he helped the Spartans clinch the title with three hits and three RBI against New England College.
Lindau, one of 16 Division III players on the team along with 13 Division II players, joins Lyndon State's Andre Eason Jr. as representatives from the North Atlantic Conference.
Castleton won at least 30 games for the fourth straight year, finishing 30-12 overall, including 21-3 within the conference. The Spartans were ranked eighth in the final NEIBA Division III Coaches Poll of the season and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time, including the fifth straight season.