Dec. 15, 2010
IRVINE, Calif. – Senior Victor Gomez of the Marshall University baseball team was named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason Third Team All-American announced by league officials on Wednesday afternoon.
Gomez, arguably the top hitter in Thundering Herd history, had a standout season in 2010 en route to being named a First Team All-Conference USA selection. Last season, the Miami, Fla., native started in all 58 games for the Herd, clubbing 17 homers, collecting 63 RBI and hitting at a .364 batting clip. He scored 39 runs, added 15 doubles and was a perfect 7-for-7 on stolen bases.
Not only did Gomez have an impressive junior campaign, his career numbers at Marshall continue to climb and lead a number of statistical categories in the school’s record book. Entering his final season in Huntington, Gomez is the all-time leader at MU in homers (46), RBI (172) and total bases (414). Gomez is nearing the all-time hits record of 250, trailing Adam Frederick (2003-06) by just 22. He is 10 doubles shy of cracking Eric Pinkerton’s (1998-2000) record for two-baggers (46) and is a career.351 hitter, placing him 10th all-time.
Gomez is also tied with NCBWA Preseason First Team All-American Anthony Rendon of Rice for the active leader in homers with 46.
Conference USA Award Winners
Anthony Rendon, 3B, Rice
Collin Cargill, RHP, Southern Miss
B.A. Vollmuth, SS, Southern Miss
Seth Maness, RHP, East Carolina
Victor Gomez, DH, Marshall
Todd McInnis, RHP, Southern Miss