LAS CRUCES, N.M.
(JAN. 28, 2013) - CollegeSportsMadness.com recently announced its baseball
preseason all-conference teams and All-American teams with New Mexico State well
Senior right-hand pitcher Adam Mott and senior short stop
Parker Hipp were named first team members on the preseason team, while
infielder Tanner Rust and outfielder Kyle Phillips earned second team honors.
Parker Hipp earned CollegeSportsMadness.com All-American
honors as he was named to the fourth team. Hipp finished off his junior
campaign at NM State as he did his sophomore campaign, by being honored as a
second-team All-WAC player. Hipp started
at second base for the Aggies during all 59 games of the 2012 season, finishing
with a .929 fielding percentage and a team-high 148 assists. His .349 batting average was good enough for
second-best on the Aggie squad and third-best among WAC players. This will be Hipp's first season at shortstop
for the Aggies.
Mott began his Aggie career by becoming an integral part of
NM State's starting pitching rotation in 2012.
He appeared in 19 games while making 14 starts for the Aggies. He finished with a 6-3 record, a 4.80 earned
run average (ERA) and 78 strikeouts.
Rust played in 48 games and started 38 of those as a
sophomore. He started 20 games at
designated hitter and the other 18 starts were at first base.
The Aggies open the season with the Annual Alumni Game,
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Presley Askew Field. The regular season starts with a four-game
series against UW-Milwaukee, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16. For ticket
information call the Pan American Center ticket office at 575-646-1420.
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