Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MSSU's Hogan named first team All-American

(From MSSU Lions Athletic News)

Missouri Southern senior third baseman Max Hogan has been named a first-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the organization announced today.

Hogan, a 5-11 senior from Belton, Texas, was the 2017 MIAA Player of the Year, as well as being named a first-team All-Region selection by both the Baseball Writers and the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association.

This season, Hogan led the MIAA in seven different offensive categories, including walks, home runs, on-base percentage, RBIs, slugging and total bases.

Hogan ranked second nationally in walks, while also ranking seventh in on-base percentage, 12th in total bases, 14th in doubles and 15th in slugging. In total, Hogan ranked in the top 20 nationally in five different categories. He helped the Lions destroy the previous school record in home runs with 81 this year, breaking last year's mark of 66. This season, Hogan led the Lions with a .390 average, 15 home runs, 20 doubles and 59 RBIs. He slugged .745, had a .528 on-base percentage and went 15-18 on the basepaths.

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