Baseball: Tanner Nishioka Tabbed First Team All-American

Baseball: Tanner Nishioka Tabbed First Team All-American

CLAREMONT, CA. – Senior Tanner Nishioka has been tabbed First Team All-American by and ABCA/Rawlings as announced on Thursday.

Nishioka earned First Team All-American honors for the first time to cap off his collegiate career. The senior second baseman earned All-American Honorable Mention during his junior season and ends his career as a two-time All-American, four-time All-West Region, four-time All-SCIAC as well as SCIAC Player of the Year (2017), All-West Region Player of the Year (2017) and SCIAC Newcomer of the Year (2014).

This marks the first Sagehen to earn First Team All-American honors since Drew Hedman in 2009.

Nishioka put up some incredible numbers for the Sagehens this season as he led the nation in home runs with 18 and slugging percentage at .888. Nishioka posted a .441 battings average to go along with 53 RBI, 48 runs scored and 67 hits.

Nishioka will end his career in the top-six all time in hits, home runs, batting average, runs and stolen bases and also ranks seventh in single season batting average (.441) and tied for third in home runs in a single season (18).

"This is another well-deserved honor for Tanner," said Head Coach Frank Pericolosi. "In addition to his impressive offensive numbers, Tanner played great defense at second base and was a clutch hitter in big situations." All-American Release

ABCA All-American Release