By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The accolades continue to pile up for departing senior slugger Kevin Strohschein, as the Tennessee Tech star outfielder picked up his second national honor Monday afternoon. The McDonough, Ga. native was selected to the Baseball America 2019 College All-American Third Team.
Last week, Strohschein became the first player in program history to earn All-American honors in three separate seasons, claiming First Team accolades from Collegiate Baseball.
Just the second player ever to be honored as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year three times, Strohschein was a two-time All-American following his freshman campaign in 2016. Two years later, at the conclusion of his brilliant junior season, he collected six All-American nods, becoming the first consensus All-American in program history. It represents Strohschein's second straight All-American nod from Baseball America in his career, claiming Third-Team honors in 2018.
In his final season suiting up in the purple and gold, Strohschein turned in a .382/.447/.691 slash line while driving in 47 runs and scoring 57. In 54 games, he collected 89 hits, including 23 doubles, two triples and 15 home runs.
Throughout the 2019 campaign, Strohschein laid waste to the Tech and OVC record books, setting new career standards for both in hits (362), doubles (74), home runs (62), RBI (247), total bases (642) and at bats (1,009). He also finished second in league history, as well as first in program history, in runs scored (238), games played (236) and games started (236). His 362 career hits were enough for him to crack the top-10 of the NCAA Division I Baseball career hits list as well.
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