APSU Sports: Men’s Baseball
Durham, NC – Austin Peay State University freshman second baseman Jordan Hankins continued to gain postseason recognition for his 2010 performance, earning first-team Baseball America Freshman All-America honors, Tuesday.
Hankins, of Wentzville, MO, becomes the second Ohio Valley Conference player to receive Baseball America Freshman All-America recognition since 2004, joining Eastern Kentucky’s Christian Friedrich (2006). It is the second freshman honor Hankins has earned this postseason after being named to Collegiate Baseball’s Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American squad in June.
Hankins led the Governors with a .351 batting average this season with four home runs and 31 RBI. In fact, he led the Govs in batting average for all but three games during the 2011 season. Hankins began the season with a 10-game hit streak during which he batted an impressive .639, including 4-of-4 performance at Mississippi, March 1st. He finished the regular-season with a 13-game hit streak that saw him bat .468 with seven doubles and two home runs.
During Ohio Valley Conference play, Hankins batted .342 with two home runs and 15 RBI. He was named second-team All-OVC at second base and was a member of the league’s All-Freshman team.
In the postseason, Hankins’ hit a game-winning solo home run in the seventh inning of the Govs 2-1 victory against nationally-ranked in regional No. 1 seed Georgia Tech.