Niko Hulsizer

Niko Hulsizer

Morehead State Athletic Media Relations

MOREHEAD - It's another Preseason All-American honor for Morehead State junior outfielder Niko Hulsizer. He has been selected Second-Team All-American by Perfect Game/Rawlings.

Hulsizer has already been tabbed Preseason First-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

Following the 2017 campaign, Hulsizer (from Mohnton, Pa.) was named First-Team All-America by Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association, Perfect Game/Rawlings and College Sports Madness. He won the 2017 College Home Run Derby.

Hulsizer, the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Player of the Year, ranked second in the nation with 27 home runs, which was a Morehead State and OVC single-season record. He also collected 193 total bases, which ranked as the best total in OVC and school history. With 21 doubles as well, he became the first player in program history with at least 20 homers and 20 doubles in the same season.

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He finished the year high in the national rankings, placing first in RBI per game (1.39), second in RBI (82), second in slugging percentage (.775) and total bases and sixth in runs scored (69). Hulsizer finished with a .349 batting average in the Eagles' 59 games and had a .435 on-base percentage while also recording six outfield assists. He had 87 total hits, tallied 28 multi-hit games and also had 19 multiple-RBI efforts.

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