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Incoming Big Train player Tyler France (BT '13) stole the show at the Mountain West Conference Tournament last weekend. France was 13 for 15 with a walk and was hit by two pitches since our last round-up. He scored eight runs, drove in seven, and had two home runs, two doubles, and a stolen base in the final four games of the tournament. That incredible week led to him being named the National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball. San Diego State was helped along by three Big Train pitchers as well. Also named to the All-Tournament Team was Ryan Doran (BT '12). Doran pitched a complete game shutout and pitched out of relief in the championship game and finished with a very durable line (12IP, W, 2ER, 11H, 0BB, HBP, 11K). Ethan Miller (BT '12) and Bubba Derby (BT '13) also helped out of the bullpen as they combined for ten innings on two runs, eight hits, and two walks while they striking out eight and earning a win and a save.
The other Big Train powerhouse, Florida Atlantic, won their tournament as well and saw Hugh Adams (BT '06-'12) named to the All-Tournament Team after he picked up a win and a save in two outings. Bo Logan (BT '12) also contributed on the mound by pitching 2.1 innings and giving up no runs on one hit and a walk while striking out two. At the plate, Ricky Santiago (BT '13) went 5 for 12 with a hit-by-pitch, four runs scored, two runs batted in, a home run, and two doubles. Mitch Morales (BT '12) helped as well with three singles, runs, and runs batted in.
Here are some other awards earned by Big Train players in college baseball this spring:
Hugh Adams (BT '06-'12 / Florida Atlantic) - First Team All-Sun Belt.
Michael Bass (BT '11-'12 / UNC-Wilmington) - First Team All-CAA.
Bubba Derby (BT '13 / San Diego St.) - Second Team All-Mountain West.
Ryan Doran (BT '12 / San Diego St.) - First Team All-Mountain West.
Brenden Kalfus (BT '11 / St. Mary's (CA)) - First Team All-WCC.
Markus Melgosa (BT '10 / St. Mary's (CA)) - Honorable Mention All-WCC.
Jimmy Reed (BT '10 / Maryland) - Second Team All-ACC.
Hunter Renfroe (BT '11-'12 / Mississippi St.) - First Team All-SEC, First Team All-SEC Defense, First Team All-SEC Tournament, C Spire Ferriss Trophy (best college baseball player in Mississippi).
Will Resnik (BT '12-'13 / High Point) - Big South All-Academic.
Kelly Secrest (BT '11-'12 / UNC-Wilmington) - First Team All-CAA.
Kevin Tatum (BT '13 / Cornell) Honorable Mention All-Ivy League.
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