Freshman Darius Hill flied out to center in his final at-bat this year in the Big 12 Baseball Tournament. That wouldn't be the last memory for Hill though, as Wednesday he was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team.
Hill becomes the 5th Mountaineer to earn freshman honors and the 15th WVU player to earn All-America accolades. Hill was named to the Big 12 All Freshman Team and to the All Big 12 Second Team.
Hill is coming off a stellar first season at WVU. He led the team with 75 hits, 20 doubles and four triples and was second on the team with a .342 batting average, a .511 slugging percentage, a .420 on-base percentage, 32 walks and 49 runs scored. Hill's 40 RBIs were third on the team while he added three home runs and six stolen bases.
Hill's .342 average was ninth in the Big 12 and second among the league's freshmen. He led the conference in doubles and was tied for fourth in hits, ranking second among Big 12 freshmen. Hill was tied for fifth in triples and tied for sixth in runs scored and was sixth with 112 total bases.
This is a great honor for Darius, and I'm really proud of what he did all season. He was one of many freshmen who played a big role for us this year, and I'm glad to see him rewarded for that. Coming in and having a lot of success at this level as a freshman isn't easy, but Darius was very consistent all year, and it paid off. I'm really happy for him." - WVU Head Coach Randy Mazey
You can see all of Darius HIll's stats here. Hill becomes the third Mountaineer in the last two years to earn Freshman All-American honors. Kyle Davis and BJ Myers both were named to the team last year.