Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - PING!Baseball named New Mexico State freshman catcher Zac Fisher a third-team freshman all-American, Monday, June 14, after a wonderful season behind the plate and with the bat.
Fisher, a native of Fonatna, Calif., hit .350 on the year while playing in 38 games as a freshman. He did even better in league play hitting .417 (20-of-48) against Western Athletic Conference foes. Fisher tied for the most home runs on the team in conference play with six. Senior Chris Auten also had six homers against WAC opponents. On the year, Fisher finished with eight bombs.
"Zac stepped in and played outstanding baseball when Ben Harty went down with an injury midway through the season," head coach Rocky Ward said. "The freshman all-American status is well deserved."
In his first season with the Aggies, Fisher started 28 games behind the plate and came up with 11 doubles and 33 RBI. He posted a .634 slugging percentage and a .423 on-base percentage.
When Fresno State took on the Aggies, Fisher hit his fifth homer of the season in the fifth inning as he finished the day 2-of-3 with three RBI, although the Aggies lost ending a 10-game winning streak. He blasted his eighth homer in a disappointing 11-10 loss to Hawai'i in Honolulu. On a day when three freshmen stepped up their play to defeat Sacramento State 9-3, Fisher earned two hits including a double and a run scored.