WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University right fielder Tom Nagy (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe HS), who'll return in 2015 for his final year of eligibility with the Falcons, captured the home run derby earlier this month as part of All-Star game festivities for the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) in Houghton, N.Y.
Nagy, who is playing for the Syracuse Salt Cats, hit a dozen home runs to win the HR derby championship, matching his total during his first two years in a Bentley uniform.
Later during the All-Star Game, Nagy broke up a perfect game with a lead-off single in the sixth inning.
In 37 games overall for the Salt Cats this summer, Nagy is hitting .268 with a home run and 18 RBI .
Nagy, voted to the 2014 All-Northeast-10 Conference third team, was Bentley's clean-up hitter in all 40 games this past spring. He led the Falcons in home runs (5), RBI (30), total bases (78) and slugging (.491) while batting .283.
Rising senior Mike Muir (Bridgewater/Xaverian Bros. HS) and rising junior Bryan Rocha (Rehoboth/Dighton-Rehoboth HS) have both had solid summers in the Cranberry League. Muir, who won a Gold Glove this past spring as Bentley's center fielder, was named the league's Rookie of the Year while playing for the Braintree White Sox and owns a .365 average with an .872 OPS. Rocha, a catcher for the Easton Huskies is right behind him, at .361 and .857.
Bentley posted a 22-18 record in 2014 and is 56-44 in its last 100 games.