Phillips named second team All-American
HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals baseball team, which finished third in the nation this year, breaking a school record in wins (44-11), had shortstop Tyler Phillips named second team All-American in 2014.
Phillips, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at Herkimer College, was the only everyday player to make it. The resident of Hancock, NY Phillips led his team with 83 assists on the season, but made his biggest impact at the plate. The freshman had a team-high .429 batting average with 66 hits, 49 runs scored, two home runs and 23RBIs. His 19 doubles in 43 games has Phillips ranked sixth in the nation. He’s also tied with the team lead in runs scored which is 11th best in the nation.
Herkimer Head Baseball coach Jason Rathbun commented on Phillips accomplishment by saying, “I think Tyler deserved this award and his level of play was at a high level all year, his impact on our team was huge and a big reason we accomplished so much this year. I am disappointed we were not better represented on the All-American list because I think we had another guy or two that deserved this honor as well.”