Junior Chris Hoyt earns his second All-East Region honor with his selection to the ABCA's second team.
Walpole, Mass. native led Stonehill with .341 batting average in 2015
EASTON, Mass. (May 19, 2015) – Stonehill College junior center fielder Chris Hoyt (Walpole, Massachusetts/Xaverian Brothers) has been named to the 2015 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-East Region second team, it was announced today.
Hoyt, who was also an All-Northeast-10 Conference first team selection this spring, collects his second All-Region honor in as many weeks, as he was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-East Region second team last Tuesday.
The junior started all 50 games in center field for the Skyhawks this season, batting .341 (76-for-223) with 15 walks, eight doubles, one triple, one home run and 25 RBI. Hoyt also did significant damage on the basepaths, stealing 36 bases (2nd in NE-10) in 40 attempts and scoring 45 runs (7th in NE-10).
The Walpole, Massachusetts native opened the 2015 campaign with a six-game hitting streak, and also hit safely in nine straight games from March 7th-13th before posting an eight-game streak from April 12th-22nd. He reached base in all but four games this season, recorded multiple hits 26 times and scored multiple runs on 14 occasions.
An NE-10 All-Rookie team selection as a freshman in 2013, Hoyt has played in 141 career games for Stonehill, batting .300 (172-for-573) with 23 doubles, five triples, two home runs and 54 RBI. He has also worked 35 walks, scored 99 runs and stolen 66 bases while being caught nine times.
Stonehill (34-15-1, 16-7 NE-10) matched a program record for wins this season and earned its third NCAA Tournament bid before falling on day three of the East Regional.