Oregon Tech's Mauricio Selected 2nd Team NAIA All-American
#6 Oregon Tech's Ryson Mauricio was honored today as a NAIA 2nd Team
All-American (Picture by Kelly Caleb)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today the 2009 NAIA Baseball All-Americans, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) All-America Selection Committee. Oregon Tech junior second baseman Ryson Mauricio (Mililani, Hawaii) was a 2nd Team All-American selection.
Mauricio made his mark in the Oregon Tech record book, setting the single-season program record for runs (53), total bases (148), hits (85), doubles (21), RBI (69) and home runs (14). Mauricio also led the NAIA west in five of those categories, including hits, runs, RBI, doubles and total bases. On the year, he hit a team-leading .378 with a .658 slugging percentage. Mauricio's honors in 2009 included Conference Player of the Year and NAIA West Player of the Year.
Senior Brent Weaver of Oklahoma City University headlines the announcement as the first baseman is the 2009 Rawlings-NAIA National Player of the Year.
Weaver had a monster-hitting season in 62 games as he slugged 37 home runs, knocked in 91 RBI, hit .419 (96-for-229) and had a .952 slugging percentage. His home run total led the nation and fell just one shy of the national record set by MLB draftee Beau Mills in 2007. The slugging clip was good for third in the NAIA and RBI total ranked fourth nationally. He started the season on a 17-game hitting streak and ended his year as Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year. In his two-year career, he compiled a .424 career average, 40 doubles, 61 homers and 180 RBIs.
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