Hipp, Rust And Lecount Named ABCA All-Midwest Region

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The American Baseball Coaches of America (ABCA) released the All-Midwest teams, Tuesday, June 18 with designated hitter Parker Hipp earning first team honors and third baseman Bobby Lecount and catcher Tanner Rust earning second team honors.

Hipp finished the season hitting .300 while posting a .479 slugging percentage, a .429 on-base percentage and 50 RBI. He also tallied nine home runs, which was second on the team behind Lecount, and 40 walks. Hipp was a two-time all-WAC selection for the Aggies, earning the honor as a sophomore and junior.

Lecount led the Aggies at third base making great defensive plays posting 140 putouts and 73 assists. He finished second on the team with a .326 batting average while he led in home runs (15), slugging percentage (.647) and RBI (69).

Lecount and Hipp combined for over 120 RBI and for more than 100 hits as they led the Aggies to a 29-28 season.

Lecount was named WAC Hitter of the Week for his play during April 29-May 5. That is the second career WAC Hitter of the Week honor. That week he led the Aggies to a 3-0 series sweep over San Jose State. Lecount hit .556 (5-for-9) on the week while striking out just once and walking four times. He also hit three home runs, including two in the opening game of the series when he went 3-for-4 with six RBI and three runs scored. He finished the week with 10 RBI, a 1.556 slugging percentage and a .692 on-base percentage, while marking a 1.000 fielding percentage at third base.

Hipp, who recently signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Astros, finished his career No. 2 in career-singles (191) and No. 3 in career-RBI (194).

Rust led the Aggies with a .375 batting average, while he was hitting .400 heading into the final two weeks of play. Rust also had a team-high 81 hits on the season with a team-high 15 doubles. He posted seven home runs and a .560 slugging percentage to go alond with a .469 on-base percentage and eight stolen bases.