July 2, 2019

Meet Doug Schaffer - Williams Baseball

Doug Schaffer, Williams

Courtesy of Williams Sports Information

Doug Schaffer ended his baseball career at Williams with a flourish.

In the spring, Schaffer garnered Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team honors in a vote by the nation's Sports Information Directors. He earned a spot on the national ballot after being selected to the District I Google Cloud Academic All-Region I First Team. He is the first Eph to earn Academic All-America honors in baseball since Mike Gardner was a Second Team honoree in 1996 and is the first Eph baseball player to earn First Team Academic All-America honors. He graduated from Williams with a degree in economics and a 3.88 cumulative GPA.

Schaffer, the 2019 NESCAC Player of the Year, recorded a career year as a senior, helping lead the Ephs earn the top seed in the NESCAC West and an appearance in the NESCAC Championship. He led the conference with a .412 batting average and drove in 47 runs in 34 games. His 47 RBIs in the spring exceeded his RBI total in his first three years. His boasted an on-base percentage of .425 and registered a slugging percentage of .595. 

Of Schaffer's 54 hits this spring, 18 went for extra bases with 12 doubles and six triples. He hit .331 for his career and totaled 25 doubles, 10 triples and belted one home run while driving in 85 runs.

Schaffer closed out his career playing in the 45th Annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Joe Walsh All-Star Game.