LOCK HAVEN, Pa. –Three members of the Slippery Rock University baseball team were named to the 2016 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Team after outstanding seasons, the league office announced Thursday.
Sophomore Tyler Walters earned first team honors at designated hitter while senior first baseman Alex Bell and junior outfielder Ty Zimmerman both received second team all-league recognition.
One of the top run-producers in the league, Bell had a career-year batting cleanup for The Rock. In 48 games, he hit .409 with 31 runs scored, 11 home runs and a team-high 51 RBI to go with 15 doubles, a .690 slugging percentage and a .451 on-base percentage. He concluded the season ranked seventh in the PSAC in hits (70), seventh in home runs, seventh in slugging percentage and eighth in RBI. Bell was at his best in big situations as evidenced by his team-leading .448 batting average with runners in scoring position.
Bell, an Upper St. Clair graduate, leaves Slippery Rock ranked 10th in school history in career RBI (113), 11th in home runs (17), 14th in hits (165) and 16th in doubles (34).
(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)