Senior short stop Parker Hipp of the New Mexico State baseball team was recently named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American baseball team, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Hipp was a third team selection after hitting .349 with 51 runs scored and 49 RBI last year. He was first on the team in on-base percentage (.488) as he helped the Aggies win a share of the 2012 Western Athletic Conference title.
Hipp also posted 17 doubles, one triple and one home run on the year while he led the team defensively with 148 assists. The middle-infielder was also in on the most double-plays (30) in 2012 as he finished the year making nice plays in the Aggies' NCAA Tournament appearance.
Hipp was a second team All-WAC selection last year as he hit .328 (21-of-64) in league play with four doubles and 17 RBI.
Aggie fans should be excited to see Hipp play at home this year as he tallied a .351 batting average at Presley Askew Field last year. He also marked 30 walks, 30 runs scored and 30 RBI providing plenty of offense for the Aggies.
The 2013 Aggie baseball schedule starts with the Annual Alumni Game, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. (MT) at Presley Askew Field. Admission for the event is free.
NM State opens the regular season with a four-game series against Wisconsin-Milwaukee with double-headers starting at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16. Call 575-646-1420 for ticket information.