According to an article on the college’s website, Kevin Heller ’12 is Amherst’s all-time leader in hits (172), runs scored (136), RBIs (126), and total bases (275), and shares the career home run record (18).
The Jeff’s head coach Brian Hamm told author Justin Long, “Amherst has produced many professional baseball players and front office personnel, and I am proud that Kevin will continue this legacy. He leaves Amherst and our program a better place.” Earlier this week, in the 40th (final) round of 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, that same legacy made Heller a very happy man.
Selected in part by Red Sox GM and fellow Amherst alumnus Ben Cherington ’96, officially informed by Amherst outfielder Jared Banner ’07, Heller became the only DIII player from a New England school to be drafted–to the Boston Red Sox no less.
Check out the whole story on Amherst’s website, including a chart of Lord Jeff alums that have gone pro.
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