LSUS baseball lands three on NAIA All-America team

NAIA ALL-AMERICAN: LSUS pitcher Kevin Miranda has been named a second-team NAIA All-American by the NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Association All-American Committee.

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LSUS baseball, coming off one of its best seasons in school history, had three selected to the 2022 NAIA All-America team by the NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Association All-America Committee.

Pitchers Kevin Miranda and Bobby Vath and shortstop Austin McNicholas were named after helping lead the Pilots to a 53-8 record and a 31-2 mark in Red River Athletic Conference play.

Miranda was named to the NAIA All-America second team as well as being the RRAC Pitcher of the Year after one of the best seasons an LSUS pitcher has ever had. The senior led the nation with 156 strikeouts and walked only 13 in 88 2/3 innings. He had a 13-1 record and a 2.44 ERA.

Vath was named honorable mention after a sparkling season record 12-0 with a 2.40 ERA. He worked 97 2/3 innings with 126 strikeouts and just 25 walks.

McNicholas was also an honorable mention selection after being named the RRAC Player of the Year. The senior from Austin, Texas finished the season with a .390 average with four home runs and 51 RBI. He also had 26 doubles and two triples.

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