Williams, Torres Earn ABCA/Rawlings All-America Honors

Williams, Torres Earn ABCA/Rawlings All-America Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings announced its 2019 NCAA Division III All-America Teams on Thursday night, May 30, with Penn State Harrisburg's Bret Williams and Miguel Torres among those players to earn all-America accolades from the organizations.


Williams was named an ABCA/Rawlings All-America First-Team honoree, while Torres picked up all-America second-team recognition.


For Williams, his impressive list of postseason awards continues to grow. The junior adds his second all-America honor of the spring after he became the first player in program history to earn all-America recognition of any kind when he was pegged a First-Teamer by D3baseball.com earlier this week. His most recent accolade comes after he was named the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Player of the Year and First-Team All-Region by the ABCA and Rawlings on Tuesday. He was also pegged D3baseball.com First-Team All-Region earlier this month.


Williams turned in a career year in 2019 and currently leads the nation in hits (88), runs (75) and total bases (161). He also ranks second in the country in home runs (18) and runs batted in (70). The outfielder was named the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Player of the Year after winning the league's batting title and slashing .431/.514/.789 with an OPS of 1.303. He added 36 extra-base hits, including 17 doubles, 32 walks and seven stolen bases. Williams was named CAC First-Team All-Conference for the second year in a row after picking up D3baseball.com National Team of the Week and CAC Player of the Week honors earlier this season.


Torres has also racked up quite the list of postseason accolades this spring, capping an outstanding senior campaign with the first all-America honor of his career after earning ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First-Team recognition and D3baseball.com Second-Team All-Region honors earlier this month.


The infielder ranks third in NCAA Division III in hits (79), eighth in runs (59), 19th in total bases (116) and 32nd in runs batted in (51). The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native slashed .385/.432/.572 with an OPS of 1.004 and recorded 21 extra-base hits, including seven home runs, 10 doubles and four triples. He added 19 walks and 15 stolen bases, while racking up 117 assists and 84 put outs from his middle infield positions. Thanks to his efforts, Torres was named to the CAC All-Conference First Team earlier this spring.


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