At 27, Riley is almost a full decade older than some of the freshmen on the BSU roster.
Riley had a monster season for the Bears, batting .390 with 25 doubles, six triples, and eight home runs. Batting out of the leadoff spot, Riley scored 52 runs and knocked in 40, and boasted a robust .774 slugging percentage. He led Division 3 in doubles and was fourth in total bases.
Riley, a 2003 graduate of Fairhaven High, attended Division 2 Eckerd College in Florida in 2005 and 2006. He was named MVP of the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference tournament after powering the top-seeded Bears (30-13) to 10-1 win over Salem State in the championship game.