Created: Wed, 07 May 2014 09:19:00 MST
Updated: Wed, 07 May 2014 09:23:53 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Senior outfielder Austin Kaiser ran away with the RMAC and NCAA batting titles for the regular season, hitting at a .500 clip, while also notching the RMAC Player of the Year Award on Tuesday. In addition, he finished in the top 10 in the nation in total bases, slugging, doubles, runs scored, and on base percentage, and also finished 26-of-29 in stolen bases.
This is the seventh time in his 16 seasons at Colorado Mesa that Manager Chris Hanks has been named RMAC Coach of the Year. The Mavs won the RMAC regular season championship for the tenth time under Hanks and are poised to make the NCAA Division II tournament for the twelfth time under his leadership. During the regular season, he moved up one spot to ninth in NCAA Division II for career winning percentage with a .686 mark - tops in the RMAC.
Colorado Mesa is the top overall seed in the RMAC Tournament and will host Colorado Mines on Thursday in the four-team tournament.