Benedict Baseball, Andrew McCoy Named NCAA Statistical Champions For 2017




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INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the final baseball statistics for the 2017 season and crowned Benedict College as statistical champions in runs scored per game, while outfielder Andrew McCoy led the nation in triples per game.

The Tigers led Division II by scoring an average of 9.8 runs per game, edging runner-up Georgia College, which averaged 9.7 runs per game. Benedict scored a season-high 35 runs against Valley Forge University, which was the most runs in a single game by a Division II team, and the second-highest of all NCAA teams last season.

McCoy led Division II with 0.23 triples per game. He had nine triples in 40 games to beat Drew Stanifer of William Jewel College and Dion Williams of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Stanifer had 10 triples in 49 games for a average of 0.20 per game, while Williams had 11 triples in 56 games for a 0.20 average.

The Tigers also finished in the top 10 nationally in several other statistical categories. Benedict finished second in stolen bases per game (2.76), second in on-base percentage (.431), fifth in triples per game (0.49), and 10th in batting average (.331).

McCoy finished second nationally in the statistical chase in three other categories. He was second in runs scored per game (1.45), on-base percentage (.550), and bases on ball per game (1.03).

The Tigers, under the direction of coach Selwyn Young, finished the 2017 season with a 25-16 record.

Earlier, the NCAA crowned the Benedict softball team as the nation’s scoring leader, giving Division II’s highest scoring baseball and softball team at the same college.

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