Egeberg Named NCBWA Honorable Mention All-American
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – For the first time since the 1972 season, a Colorado School of Mines baseball player earned All-American honors when junior outfielder Bobby Egeberg was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Monday morning.
Egeberg becomes the third All-American in the history of the Mines baseball program and joins Mike Collodi and Rob McKee, who earned honors in 1972 and 1968, respectively.
A Goodyear, Ariz., native and First Team All-RMAC selection, Egeberg played in 43 games for the Orediggers with 41 starts to his credit. He posted a .392 batting average en route to being named Second Team All-Region and First Team All-Region Gold Glove by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). A 2012 First Team NCBWA All-Region performer as well, Egeberg finished eighth in the RMAC in batting average, tied for second in the conference in triples (five), finished second in stolen bases (17) and finished ninth in slugging percentage (.569). Primarily a leadoff hitter for the Orediggers, Egeberg led the team in home runs (three), total bases (87), runs scored (42), on-base percentage (.569) in addition to leading the team in triples, stolen bases and slugging percentage.
He ended the season on a 12-game hitting streak and led the team with 20 multi-hit games during the season. He hit .467 against left-handed pitchers and .387 against righties while also hitting .436 with two outs, .455 with runners in scoring position and .813 with runners on third base and less than two outs. He also hit .715 with the bases loaded .533 as the leadoff batter.
Defensively, he finished his season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage on 92 total chances defensively. He used his strong throwing arm to record nine assists, which was the most by any player in the entire Central Region that only played in the outfield.
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