Baseball: Anderson named Honorable Mention All-American

Jun 2nd, 2014 @ 9:31 am | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
Valley City State University sophomore Brady Anderson has been named an Honorable Mention to the 2014 NAIA Baseball All-America Team, the NAIA national office announced Monday.

A catcher and infielder from Jamestown, N.D., Anderson was voted Player of the Year in the North Star Athletic Association after a breakout season. He batted .443 this spring with 38 RBIs, 23 extra-base hits and a .678 slugging percentage.

Anderson finished the season ranked Top 20 in the nation in six different batting categories. His .443 batting average ranked Anderson sixth in the nation. He was also third in hits per game (1.65), fifth in total bases per game (2.525) and fifth in triples per game. Anderson's six total triples were 11th in the nation, and his slugging percentage ranked him 18th.

He was named the NAIA National Player of the Week on April 1, and was twice named the NSAA Player of the Week.

Anderson is the son of Cory and Kristi Anderson. He is the first Viking baseball player to be named Honorable Mention All-American since Casey Huntsinger and Doug Lonski in 2005.

The 2014 All-America Teams were selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) All-America Selection Committee.