For Immediate Release
May 9, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
CANYON, Texas – The Lone Star Conference baseball All-Conference teams and awards were announced on Wednesday night at the league postseason banquet.
Cole Williams was the lone Aggie to make an All-LSC team as he was named an honorable mention player for the 2018 season. The senior hit .278 for CU, driving in a team best 36 RBI, while collecting 45 hits and 24 runs scored. Williams also totaled 14 doubles and seven homers, which had him ranked in the top-10 of the LSC in each category. The Aggie backstop also had a fielding percentage of .977 with 199 putouts and 11 assists, six of which came when he threw runners our trying to steal.
A Mustang, Okla. native, Williams ended his career at Cameron with a .264 batting average with 116 hits, 71 runs scored, and 88 RBI spread over four seasons dating back to 2014. He recorded 38 doubles and 18 homers while slugging .478 and posting a .349 on base percentage for the Black and Gold. Williams has a fielding percentage of .983 for his career with 660 total putouts and 49 assists.
Of the seven conference schools, regular season champion West Texas A&M and second place finisher Tarleton State both received 11 All-Conference selections, while Texas A&M-Kingsville had eight, Angelo State and Eastern New Mexico each had six, UT Permian Basin had three, and Cameron had just the one.
The individual award winners included WT’s Luis Amaro, who was selected the conference’s Player of the Year, Nathan Hickey from TSU as the Pitcher of the Year, and Javelina pitcher Tyler Flores, who was named Freshman of the Year. Additionally, the Buffs coaching staff was named the Coaching Staff of the Year.
Cameron’s season was ended on Sunday as they were swept in a four game series by Texas A&M-Kingsville, which due to the tiebreak rule, knocked them out of the sixth in the league standings. The rest of the LSC will begin the conference tournament on Thursday, May 10, with the champion to be named on Saturday, May 12.