TUCSON, Ariz. (Jan.
4, 2013) - Senior short stop Parker Hipp
of the New Mexico State baseball team was recently named to
the 2013 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American baseball team, selected by
Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Hipp was a third team selection after hitting
.349 with 51 runs scored and 49 RBI last year.
He was first on the team in on-base percentage (.488) as he helped the
Aggies win a share of the 2012 Western Athletic Conference title.
Hipp also posted 17 doubles, one triple
and one home run on the year while he led the team defensively with 148
assists. The middle-infielder was also
in on the most double-plays (30) in 2012 as he finished the year making nice
plays in the Aggies' NCAA Tournament appearance.
Hipp was a second team All-WAC selection
last year as he hit .328 (21-of-64) in league play with four doubles and 17
Aggie fans should be excited to see
Hipp play at home this year as he tallied a .351 batting average at Presley
Askew Field last year. He also marked 30 walks, 30 runs scored and 30 RBI
providing plenty of offense for the Aggies.
The 2013 Aggie baseball schedule starts
with the Annual Alumni Game, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. (MT) at Presley Askew
Field. Admission for the event is free.
NM State opens the regular season with
a four-game series against Wisconsin-Milwaukee with double-headers starting at
2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16.
Call 575-646-1420 for ticket information.
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