TUCSON, Ariz. (Dec. 22, 2015) – Collegiate Baseball newspaper released its preseason Louisville Slugger All-American list on Tuesday, and ETSU senior first baseman Kevin Phillips (St. Louis, Mo.) landed third team honors.
Phillips, who has played in 134 games (117 starts) and was on ETSU’s 2013 Atlantic Sun Championship squad, is coming off a banner year where the Buccaneer slugger hit .323 (72-223) with 21 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 55 RBI. The St. Louis, Mo., native also started all 56 games at first base for the Blue and Gold in 2015.
ETSU head coach Tony Skole is proud to see Phillips get recognized for his hard work.
"This is a great honor for Kevin,” said Skole. “Those close to our program know how hard he has worked and how important he is to our organization. The passion and leadership he displays on a daily basis is so special. KP takes a professional approach to every at-bat and this is what makes him one of the most feared hitters in college baseball."
Phillips also finished the 2015 campaign with 22 multi-hit and 14 multi-RBI games, while reaching base safely in 23 consecutive games from Feb. 28-April 3. The St. Louis, Mo., native ranked 31st nationally in doubles and was eighth in the Southern Conference in RBI, 13th in home runs and 15th in slugging percentage (.561).
The Buccaneer infielder enters his final collegiate season with 134 career hits, 31 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 106 RBI.
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