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More All-American honors for Messina

By Staff | Jun 7, 2013
  • Junior outfielder Ryan Messina (St. James, NY/Smithtown East) of the Shepherd University baseball team has been named to the 2013 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II All-America Baseball Team. Messina, a first team selection, was recently named a first team choice to the Daktronics All-America team.

Messina is ranked third nationally with a .444 batting average. He also ranked third in slugging percentage (.781), fifth in home runs per game (0.29), sixth in home runs (14), and seventh in total bases (132). Messina had 55 runs batted in and 46 runs scored. He also belted 13 doubles, a triple, and 14 home runs on the year. Messina added a .515 on-base percentage. He also gained NCBWA National Hitter of the Week honors and similar accolades from D2BaseballNews.com in mid-April.