Serritella named NCBWA District Player of the Year

    Chris Serritella led the MVC in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles, home runs and total bases.

    Chris Serritella led the MVC in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles, home runs and total bases.
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    June 8, 2012

    By Scott Gierman
    SIUSalukis.com 

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - Saluki first baseman Chris Serritella has been named one of nine District Players of the Year as voted on by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America, the NCBWA announced Friday. This honor recognizes Serritella as the best Division I college baseball player from District V, which includes all schools in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

    The postseason honors are piling up for Serritella, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round earlier this week. Last week he was named a Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American. Serritella also earned All-Missouri Valley Conference First-Team honors and was selected to the MVC All-Tournament Team after helping the Salukis to the championship game. He has also been named an All-American by College Sports Madness.

    Serritella won the MVC batting title with a .389 average and led the conference in seven other statistical categories. He also set single-season school records with 24 doubles and 156 total bases, and his 91 hits were one shy of the school record. His 30 home runs are third most in school history, and his .367 career batting average is the fifth highest in school history.

    Serritella is one of two MVC players to earn NCBWA District Player of the Year honors this season. Missouri State pitcher Nick Petree won for District VI. Serritella is also eligible for one of the NCBWA All-America Teams, which are scheduled to be announced on Wednesday, June 13.

    Previous NCBWA District Players of the Year include Major League stars Mark Teixeira, David Price, Stephen Strasburg and Jared Weaver.


     

     

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