BROOKINGS Ė Senior first baseman Aaron Machbitz earned three honors, including Most Valuable Player, to highlight the South Dakota State baseball teamís 2014 award winners.
Machbitz, a first-team all-Summit League selection from Dallas, Texas, paced the Jackrabbits in nearly every major offensive category during his senior season in 2014, leading the squad in all three triple crown categories with a .318 batting average, seven home runs and 34 RBIs. In addition, Machbitz was the recipient of the teamís Big Stick Award and Captains Award after also leading the team with 69 hits, 13 doubles and a .475 slugging percentage while seeing action in all 57 games.
Junior pitchers Adam Bray and Chad Hodges shared Most Outstanding Pitcher honors.For the complete article see the 07-16-2014 issue.
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