WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior second baseman Andrew Barry (Puyallup, Wash.) was honored with the 2013 Ray Dobens Award, as chosen by the Holy Cross Varsity Club. The Ray Dobens Award is given to the most improved player on the Holy Cross baseball team.
After hitting in the eighth spot in the lineup and batting .241 during the 2012 season, Barry set career highs this year in almost every offensive category. The junior was the starting second baseman in 52 games this season and hit .286 with 29 runs scored, 56 hits, eight doubles, 27 RBIs and four stolen bases. Barry hit second in the batting order for much of the season and was a key part of Holy Cross' Patriot League-leading offense. He is Holy Cross' all-time leader with 31 sacrifice bunts in his career.
As a Crusader, Barry has appeared in 155 games and has started in 152 of them. He holds a .253 batting average with 125 hits, 60 runs scored, 16 doubles, one home run and 68 RBIs.