Baseball's Victor Gomez Named NCBWA Preseason Third Team All-American|
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