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Isaak Earns First-Team All-OVC Honors; Eggenschwiler Named to Second Team | Breds

2012 All-OVC Baseball Teams


Isaak Earns First-Team All-OVC Honors

Murray State senior utility player Travis Isaak was named to the 2012 All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team, while designated hitter Brandon Eggenschwiler was named to the second team.  The all-conference teams were selected by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, and were announced Tuesday evening.

Isaak (Carlyle, Ill.) showed his versatility this season as he started at least one game at all four infield positions.  Despite missing 11 games with an injury, Isaak led the Breds with a .311 average, 20 doubles, six home runs, 41 RBIs and 99 total bases.  His 20 doubles lead the OVC, and he was the first player in Division I to 20 doubles.

He put together a stretch during the season where he homered in three-straight games, and helped lead the team to three-straight victories.  He began by homering in his final at-bat against Mid-Continent, before coming back the next day and homering in his first at-bat against Belmont.  He followed it up by going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a home run, two RBIs and four runs scored in a victory over Morehead State.

Eggenschwiler (Lexington, Ky.) finished the season with a .370 average in 38 games.  He ranked fifth on the team with 44 hits and fourth with 32 RBIs.  Eggenschwiler got hot at the end of the season as he hit .500 (24-for-48) with 13 RBIs over the final 12 games.  He hit safely in 10 of the 12 games, including eight multi-hit games and five games with at least two RBIs.

He drove in a career-best five runs against Austin Peay as he delivered a three-run home run to right field, and followed it up with a two-run single up the middle.  He had a season-high four hits in the series finale against SIU Edwardsville as he went 7-for-10 over the final two games of the series.

The Breds closed out the 2012 season with a record of 23-33, and an 8-19 mark in OVC action.

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