Claremont, Calif. (May 19, 2015)—Pitzer College senior and Sagehen shortstop Samuel Fox ’15 was named the American Baseball Coaches Association West Region Player of the Year.
The West Region Player of the Year added to a growing list of awards for Fox, who was named to the D3baseball.com All-West Region first team on Monday, was named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year last week, and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 team two weeks ago.
For the year, Fox hit a team-high .425, while adding six homers and 40 RBI, earning a gaudy RBI total despite batting leadoff for most of the season. His 31 RBI in SCIAC games tied him for second in the league (behind Rosenbaum’s 38), while his 74 hits ranked second in the nation in Division III at the conclusion of conference tournament play (he currently ranks eighth after NCAA Regionals). He had a 28-game hitting streak that lasted for over two months, and had hits in 39 of Pomona-Pitzer’s 41 games this year.
Fox’s Sagehen teammates, utility player Jake Bruml PO ’15 and center fielder Tanner Nishioka PO ’17 were named to the ABCA All-West Region second team, while first baseman Simon Rosenbaum PO ’16 was on the third team.
The Sagehens Baseball team finished the season with a 28-13 record and qualified for the SCIAC Tournament with a 20-8 league mark, one game out of first. All-American and Academic All-America honors are still pending in the next two weeks as Fox will try to stretch his postseason awards haul to the national level.
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.