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BASEBALL: Litchy named first team All-NSIC

BEMIDJI -- Scott Litchy of the Bemidji State baseball team was named first team All-NSIC for the second time in his career Tuesday when the league announced postseason awards.

Litchy, a native of Avon, started all 44 games while playing both in the infield and outfield for the Beavers in 2018. The program’s all-time leader in hits and home runs led the Beavers with a .331 batting average, .589 slugging percentage, .423 on-base percentage, 50 hits, 36 runs, 33 RBIs, 21 walks, 11 stolen bases, 10 doubles and nine home runs. His nine home runs ranked second in the NSIC, while he also ranked among the top 15 in the league in five additional categories.

The senior, also a 2017 first-team selection, ends his four-year career as Bemidji State’s all-time leader with 216 hits, 153 RBIs, 135 runs scored, 45 doubles, 35 stolen bases, 30 home runs and nine triples in 629 at-bats. Litchy clinched his place atop BSU’s all-time hits list April 23 at home against Wayne State.

Minnesota Crookston junior first baseman Reed Hjelle was named NSIC Player of the Year, while Concordia-St. Paul junior pitcher Gus Varland earned NSIC Pitcher of the Year. Minot State junior first baseman Darrell Doll received NSIC Newcomer of the Year, and Augustana freshman infielder Jordan Barth was tabbed NSIC Freshman of the Year. Minot State head coach Scott Eul was voted the NSIC Coach of the Year by his colleagues.

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