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Two WAC Players Earn Louisville Slugger All-America Honors
Courtesy: WAC

Tucson, Ariz.--(UTPA and SAC Media Relations) Texas-Pan American senior pitcher Sam Street and Sacramento State junior first baseman Rhys Hoskins have been named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger All-American team as chosen by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Street earned second team honors while Hoskins was named to the third team.

Street is the 19th player in UTPA history to earn All-American honors and the first since Louie Alamia was named a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American in 2003. Street is the first Broncs’ pitcher to earn All-American honors since Jim Hickey in 1983. Street is also the only representative from Western Athletic Conference and one of six from the state of Texas.

The WAC Pitcher of the Year and College Sports Madness WAC Pitcher of the Year, a four-time WAC Pitcher of the Week and one-time College Sports Madness WAC Player of the Week award honoree, the Madness Preseason WAC Pitcher of the Year and a member of the Madness Preseason All-WAC First Team, Street is one of just 18 players on the Pitcher of the Year Award Watch List.

Street leads the NCAA in complete games (11). Additionally, he ranks second in wins (12), 28th in games started (15), 45th in WHIP (0.997), 50th in ERA (1.81) and strikeouts (91), 110th in walks allowed per nine innings (1.74), 123rd in hits allowed per nine innings (7.24), and 124th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.64).

Hoskins, who attended Jesuit High School in Sacramento, is the first All-American for the program since second baseman Harvey Hargrove earned the national honor in 1997. The program has had four Freshmen All-Americans since that time, including Hoskins in 2012, but had not received a non-freshman All-American honor in 17 years.

When he was named the WAC Player of the Year last week Hoskins became just the third Hornet to earn that prestigious honor. During the regular season Hoskins led the WAC with nine home runs and a .563 slugging percentage while ranking second in runs batted in (45) and doubles (16). He hit .360 with six homers and 32 RBIs in WAC play, driving in more than one run per game in conference play.

He has 17 multi-hit and 14 multi-RBI games this year and at the WAC Tournament he hit .350 with three home runs and eight RBIs with a 2-homer game in the final. Hoskins ranks 15th in the NCAA with 12 home runs this season and followed Andrew Ayers in 2012 and Mike Eby in 1995 as the third Hornet WAC MVP honoree.

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