York, Owenby named Louisville Slugger All-Americans
Hagen Owenby (left) and Trey York (right) earned Louisville Slugger All-American honors.
York, Owenby named Louisville Slugger All-Americans
Thursday, June 2, 2016

York earns first team honor, Owenby placed on second team by Collegiate Baseball

TUCSON, Ariz. (June 2, 2016) – ETSU’s Trey York (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) earned Louisville Slugger All-American honors, which were released by Collegiate Baseball on Thursday. York earned first team honors as a second baseman, while Owenby was tabbed second team as a catcher.

York, who hit .348 (81-for-233) with 23 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs, 60 runs scored and 62 RBI, was among the NCAA Division I leaders in several statistical categories. The Buccaneer second baseman also posted a slugging percentage of .648 and finished with an on-base mark of .431, while starting all 57 games for the Blue and Gold. York ranked 10 th nationally in doubles, 15th in total bases (151), 25th in runs and RBI, and 27th in slugging percentage. The first team All-SoCon selection led the Bucs with 18 multi-RBI games and was second with 25 multi-hit games, while the Knoxville, Tenn. native reached base safely in 23 consecutive games from March 2 thru April 5. York recorded a career-high four-hit game at North Carolina A&T (March 8) and drove in a career-high seven runs in a win at Eastern Kentucky (April 20). York graduated with honors last month in Business Management, while he finished his four-year playing career with 211 career hits (50 doubles, 13 triples, and 25 home runs) in 190 games played.

Owenby, a 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, continued causing havoc on opposing pitchers in year two in the Blue and Gold. The Knoxville, Tenn. native hit .374 (88-for-235) with 16 doubles, 17 home runs, 46 runs scored, 60 RBI, while slugging .660 and posting an on-base percentage of .426. Like York, Owenby also started in all 57 games in 2016 and was among the national leaders in a plethora of offensive categories. Owenby ranked ninth in total bases (155), 14th in hits, 16th in home runs, and 35th in RBI. Owenby led ETSU with 29 multi-hit games and was second with 16 multi-RBI contests. The Buccaneer slugger registered multi-homer games three times this season, while his 17 home runs were the most by an ETSU player since 2012 when Matthew Scruggs hit 20. Owenby also earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and SoCon Player of the Week honors after hitting .650 and belting home runs in all three games of a series sweep over VMI from April 29 thru May 1.

York and Owenby are the first two ETSU players to register 80-plus hits in one season since 2010, while this marks the first time the Bucs had a First Team All-American since 2013 when Kerry Doane received the honor. This is also the first time the Bucs had two All-Americans in one season since 2011 (Paul Hoilman and Bo Reeder). 

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