UHV Baseball Star Makes All-America Team
UHV infielder Andrew Gross continues to tack on postseason honors to his resume. Tuesday, he was named to the NAIA 2017 Baseball All-America honorable mention team.
Gross finished the 2016 as an NAIA All-America second teamer and began the 2017 campaign as a Preseason NAIA All-American.
Gross, who started at first base and saw action as a relief pitcher this past season, showed his dominance at the plate once again this season.
He paced the Jaguars with a .404 average, 41 runs, 47 RBI, 63 hits, 13 doubles, a .795 slugging percentage, 40 walks and a .533 on-base percentage. His 16 home runs tied him for the UHV career home run lead with 38 career home runs.
In his two seasons with the Jaguars, he compiled a .367 batting average going 121 for 330 at the plate with 93 runs and 112 RBI. He also finished with 30 doubles to go along with his 38 home runs. He had a .803 slugging percentage and finished with 265 total bases.
He was named the Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Year and for the second straight year earned RRAC first-team honors and was named the UHV Male Athlete of the Year. UHV baseball head coach Terry Puhl told me Gross is the most dangerous hitter in the ten-year history of the program, and that he will be a success at whatever he wishes to do.