Fisher Named Pre-Season All American

Fisher Named Pre-Season All American
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 4:12pm

Junior designated hitter Zac Fisher was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-American team after a good season last year.

Fisher, a preseason NCBWA third team selection, helped the Aggies to a 34-24 record last year and hit a team-leading .398 with 68 hits. He posted 16 doubles and 56 RBI to go along with a team-high eight home runs. He also led the team in slugging percentage at .632.

"The attention is well deserved and we are looking forward to Zac having a great season," head coach Rocky Ward said. "He had a great fall with the bat and as a catcher and I'm looking forward to him getting the full 56 games. I think he's a guy that can put up All-American type numbers."

Fisher's great hitting skills helped NM State become the 2011 NCAA Statistical Champion for batting average (.337) while the team was second nationally in runs per game (8.5) and third in runs scored (495). He earned 2011 ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) all-Midwest region honors, led the offense hitting .398 on the year as he appeared in 52 games while starting in 44. He also tied for team-high honors with 68 hits including 16 doubles and a team-high eight home runs.

The Aggies open the year with the Annual Alumni Game, Saturday, Feb. 11 at Presley Askew Field and open regular-season play with a four-game series against Wake Forest at home starting Feb. 17.

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