Junior Alex Call was named Mid-Ameircan Conference Player of the year. OF the last 17 Mac Players of the year, 16 were drafted in the MLB. DN FILE PHOTO GRACE RAMEY
Call named 1st team All-American
Junior right fielder Alex Call has another award to add to his résumé after he was named the Louisville Slugger All-American first team, announced by Collegiate Baseball June 2.
Call’s list of 2016 awards include Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, the MAC Medal of Excellence, first team All-MAC, MAC All-Defensive team, CoSIDA Academic All-District and CoSIDA Academic All-American.
Primarily batting leadoff for the Cardinals, Call led the MAC with 24 doubles, six triples, a .667 slugging percentage and 67 runs.
Alex Call season statistics (rank)
Batting average: .358 (3rd MAC)
On-base percentage: .443 (4th MAC)
Slugging percentage: .667 (1st MAC)
Doubles: 24 (1st MAC)
Triples: 6 (1st MAC)
Home runs: 13 (t-3rd MAC)
Runs: 67 (1st MAC)
RBIs: 44 (7th MAC)
Stolen bases: 17 (4th MAC)
His .358 batting average and .443 on-base percentage were both top five in the MAC, and he finished tied for third in the conference with 13 home runs and fourth with 17 steals.
Call is the fifth Cardinal to be named first team All-American and the first since Kolbrin Vitek in 2010. Before Vitek, Brad Snyder (2003), Bryan Bullington (2002) and Thomas Howard (1996) also earned first-team All-American honors.