Claremont, Calif. (May 12, 2015)—Pitzer College senior and Sagehen shortstop Samuel Fox ’15 was named the 2015 SCIAC Baseball Athlete of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches.
A four-year starter at shortstop, Fox saved his best season for last, hitting .425 with six homers and 40 RBI to lead the Sagehens to a 28-13 record and a SCIAC Tournament berth. He had a 28-game hitting streak which lasted for over two months, and had at least one hit in 39 of 41 games this season.
Fox’s 74 hits on the season ranked second nationally in Division III through May 5, while his 40 RBI this spring have come while mostly batting leadoff. Defensively, he was outstanding in conference play as well, with only five errors in 28 games at shortstop for a .962 fielding percentage. Fox is a double major in political studies and English & world literature at Pitzer.
Fox was joined on the All-SCIAC teams by junior first baseman Simon Rosenbaum PO ’16 and sophomore center fielder Tanner Nishioka PO ’17, who were named to the first team, and senior utility player Jake Bruml PO ’15, who was named to the second team. Senior third baseman E.J. Lopez ’15 was chosen to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
The Sagehens Baseball team finished the 2015 season with a 28-13 record and a second-place finish in the SCIAC at 20-8, just one game out of first.
To view the complete All-SCIAC teams, go to: 2015 All-SCIAC Baseball Team
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.