NCCU Baseball: Outfielder Ortiz Named First Team All-MEAC

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NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina Central University sophomore outfielder Carlos Ortiz (Cleveland, Ohio) capped off his record-breaking season at the plate by being named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball all-conference first team, the league office announced Monday, May 11.

NCCU OrtizOrtiz crushed 11 home runs this year to become the first Eagle to hit double-digit home runs in a single season in the modern era at NCCU.  With 10 doubles to go along with that, he racked up a single-season school record 96 total bases and ended with a slugging percentage of .558, which places him fourth all-time for a single season at NCCU.

Ortiz led the NCCU starters at the plate with a batting average of .308, and also earned an on-base percentage of .368.  He tallied 53 hits and 35 RBI with 28 runs scored.  Defensively he topped NCCU outfielders with 106 putouts in center field, and also picked up four outfield assists.

During the season, Ortiz had multiple impressive streaks at the plate, picking up a hit in 13 consecutive games from March 18-April 4, and followed that with an eight-game hitting streak from April 8-21.  He also homered twice in a day a couple times in doubleheaders against Virginia State on April 1 and Savannah State on April 18, and turned both of those performances into three-game home run streaks by sending one over the fence in the following games.

Prior to the season, Ortiz was named to the MEAC Preseason First Team on the heels of being voted as the 2014 MEAC Rookie of the Year.

 

 

 

 

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