MCAC tabs Tigers' Rodriguez

By Jeremy Nelson, Central Christian College Sports Information
May 13, 2014
Central Christian College Sports Information

Alex Rodriguez was the lone Central Christian College baseball player to be honored by the MCAC.

Rodriguez was named to the MCAC’s second team as an outfielder. He joined the Tigers this year after Christmas break and it took him a little while to find his form. After a few weeks into the season, he found himself regularly inserted into the starting lineup. He played in 51 of the 55 games this season and started 47. 

The last half of the season he caught fire and finished the year hitting .314 with 49 hits in 156 at bats. He had 12 extra base hits, six doubles, two triples, and four home runs. His four homers was best on the team this season. He had six walks and was hit by a pitch five times. He struck out just 17 times and was 10 of 14 in stolen base attempts. As the starting center fielder, he had a fielding percentage of .917. He recorded 98 putouts and two assists while committing just three errors. 

For his efforts this season, Rodriguez was also named the MCAC Player of the Week on April 7. That week he hit .550 with a triple, a home run, two doubles, two stolen bases, six runs scored and seven RBIs.