Columbia's Jon Eisen Wins the Ivy League's Blair Bat Award
NEW YORK - Columbia senior Jon Eisen is the winner of the Ivy League's Blair Bat award for the highest batting average in Ivy League play. Columbia went 1-2 in the Blair Bat standings as junior Dario Pizzano finished second in the Ivy League with a .409 batting average in league play.
It is the 10th time that a Columbia player has won the coveted award. Eisen is the first Lion to win the Blair Bat since Noah Cooper did so in 2008.
During Ivy League play in 2012, Eisen batted .446 with 33 hits in 74 at-bats. He scored 24 runs, belted seven doubles and carried an on-base percentage of .534 batting exclusively in the leadoff spot in the lineup.
Eisen's spark at the top of the order helped Columbia hit .310 as a team during Ivy League play, the top mark in the league. Columbia's team on-base percentage of .396 was also first in the league during league play.
In league games, Eisen finished tops in the Ivy League in batting average, on-base percentage, runs scored and hits. He also ranked among the league's top ten in doubles, walks and stolen bases.
Eisen finished with 198 base hits in his career, third most in program history. He also scored 121 runs in his career, which is tied for sixth all-time with Marc Mezzadri '96.
Columbia's Blair Bat Award Winners
|1944||Vincent Lolordo '48|
|1953||Leo Bookman '53|
|1957||Bob Lehner '57|
|1961||Mike Esposito '61|
|1963||Archie Roberts '65|
|1977||Mike Wilhite '78|
|1989||Ken Cavazzoni '91|
|2000||Matt Buckmiller '02|
|2008||Noah Cooper '08|
|2012||Jon Eisen '12|