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Sacramento State's Hoskins Receives Multiple Freshman All-American Honors
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DENVER - (Sacramento State/Nevada Media Relations) After being named the Western Athletic Conference's Freshman of the Year, outfielder Rhys Hoskins has been selected as a Louisville Slugger and NCBWA Freshman All-American. Nevada's Kewby Meyer and Louisiana Tech's Phil Maton were also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team.

Hoskins, who paced the Hornets with a .353 batting average, 10 home runs, 44 runs and 53 RBIs, ranked second in the WAC in batting average, second in slugging (.567), third in RBIs, third in home runs, sixth in runs, sixth in doubles (16) and was first in total bases (122). The Sacramento native and Jesuit HS graduate was also a second team all-conference selection.

"Rhys had an outstanding season," said head coach Reggie Christiansen. "He is the epitome of a student-athlete as he gets it done both on the field and in the classroom. In addition to his outstanding numbers at the plate, he earned a 3.92 GPA this year."

Hoskins tallied a team-best 16-game hitting streak from March 17 to April 11 and also had a team-high on-base streak, getting on board in 27 straight contests from March 17 to April 29.

He recorded the only two multi-homer games for the Hornets in 2012, hitting a grand slam and a solo home run at Pacific on Feb. 28 and a two-run bomb followed by a solo home run at Louisiana Tech on April 8. In addition to his grand slam at Pacific, he also cleared the bases with a home run at home against Dartmouth on March 15.

Hoskins is the second freshman all-American in school history and the first since RHP Jesse Darrah in 2009.

Nevada's Meyer is the eighth Wolf Pack player to earn freshmen All-America honors and seventh since 2000.  The last Pack freshmen All-America selection was pitcher Tom Jameson in 2010.

Meyer from Waipahu, Hawaii earned second-team All-WAC honors after starting 52 games and playing 56 as the Pack captured a share of the 2012 conference title.  His .324 batting average ranked second on the team and his 34 RBI was third.  He also scored 23 runs had nine doubles, two triples and a home run.

Maton, from Chatham, Illinois, finished the 2012 season with an 8-5 record on the mound. He registered an ERA of 2.93 in 89.0 innings of work. He tallied 79 strikeouts on the season.
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