The North Coast Athletic Conference has recently announced that Hiram College baseball sophomore Vince Suso has been named a Second-Team All-NCAC selection.
Suso produced the best numbers of his career en route to his first All-NCAC pick.
The Terrier sophomore led Hiram in most major offensive categories throughout the 2019 season, including batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and doubles.
Making the most of his hits throughout the year, Suso posted 20 of his 45 for extra bases, including 14 doubles, five home runs, and a triple. His .661 slugging percentage ranked second in the NCAC while his 14 doubles ranked seventh, despite having at least 35 less at bats then every other player in the top ten.
Also among NCAC leaders, Suso ranked 11th in batting average while sitting seventh in on-base percentage and ninth in home runs.
Suso posted career marks in every major category throughout the year, playing in 34 games, a majority of which came in left field. The sophomore drove in a career-best 22 RBIs, posting 45 hits and drawing 18 walks.
Throughout the season, Suso reached base safely in 30 of his 34 games, collecting a hit in 25 outings. He posted multiple hits 15 times, while posting a three-hit game on five-separate occasions. He totaled five multi-RBI games, driving in three runs, twice.
When it came to taking on the stiff competition of the NCAC, Suso played at his best, leading the Terriers in nearly every statistical category in conference play.
Suso played in 17 games against conference foes, totaling 25 hits in 54 at bats, while hitting .463. He pounded out 14 of his 25 hits for extra bases (including three home runs) slugging .833. His 12 RBIs ranked second only behind his brother, PJ Suso, while his hits and 11 doubles were team bests.
Suso reached base in every game but two against NCAC foes, collecting hits in 13 of the 18 games (he missed a majority of the Allegheny series due to an injury). He pounded out multiple hits 10 times, including collecting four in against NCAC champion, Wooster.
A consistent hitter through his two seasons, Suso improved his batting average from .351 during his freshman campaign to .391 and now holds a career batting average of .372, which would put him sixth on Hiram's all-time list.