GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College baseball junior first baseman Matt Waugaman was named to the D3baseball.com All-Mideast Region Third Team when teams were released on Monday morning.
A 2016 First Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference selection, Waugaman was one of six PAC players to be named to the three all-region squads.
Waugaman, a North Allegheny graduate, had a brilliant junior season that saw him break eight program single-season records, establishing new marks for games played (44), games started (44), at-bats (160), hits (65), runs batted in (54), total bases (121) and putouts (373) while tying catcher Marcus Magister's 2009 record of 13 home runs.
In addition to the aforementioned categories, Waugaman also led the Wolverines in batting average (.406), slugging percentage (.756), on-base percentage (.490), runs (44), triples (2) and fielding percentage (.990) while ranking second on the team in doubles (13) and walks (24). He led the conference in hits, home runs, RBIs, slugging and total bases while ranking among the top four in five additional offensive categories.
Waugaman's 13 home runs are tied for seventh-most among all NCAA Division III players this year at time of press while he also ranks 15th nationally in slugging and tied for 20th in RBIs.
Waugaman is the first Grove City player to earn all-region accolades since pitcher Cory Metcalf was honored by the American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA) with Third Team laurels following the 2011 season. Magister was the last Wolverine position player to earn all-region honors, doing so in both 2009 and 2010.
(photo courtesy of Grove City College)