Tulane third baseman Kody Hoese reels in First Team All-American honors

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Kody HoeseKody Hoese Hauls in Fifth First Team All-America Honor With D1Baseball Selection

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Former Tulane Green Wave third baseman Kody Hoese earned another All-America honor this week, this time being a first team selection by D1Baseball it was announced on Thursday.

The third baseman was a First Team All-America selection by both the NCBWA and by Perfect Game/Rawlings on Wednesday, as on Monday he was named an All-American by Baseball America and last week by Collegiate Baseball bringing his total to five this postseason, with one more to go to claim consensus honors potentially coming this Saturday.

It’s been an award-laden year for the Griffith, Indiana, native, as this year alone Hoese was named to the South Region-ABCA first team, the NCBWA District 7 Co-Player of the Year, finalist for the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy, being the 2019 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year as well as first team all-conference.

Hoese finished the season leading the Green Wave with a .391 batting average, producing 92 hits with 61 RBI and 72 runs scored. He slugged .779 to go with a .486 on-base percentage as he started all 58 games for the team this season.

Hoese’s numbers this year has him scattered throughout the program record book, as he now ranks fourth in slugging percentage, tied for second all-time in a single season with 23 home runs and fourth with 183 total bases. Within the conference the home runs, total bases, slugging percentage and 72 runs scored are all American Athletic Conference records.

In 28 games this year Hoese finished with multiple hits, including having 18 games with two hits, eight games with three hits and a game with four and five hits, respectively. 17 times, Hoese drove in multiple runs with 10 games driving in two, five games driving in three and a pair of games with four.

Hoese had the longest hitting streak on the team this year spanning 19 games, while reaching base safely in 35 consecutive games at one point.

He tied the single-game record for home runs with three against Lamar, while also becoming the first player since 2013 to have five hits in a game coming on the road at New Orleans. From the beginning of April until mid-May, Hoese hit above .400, with his highest mark reaching .417.

Hoese was selected 25th overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2019 MLB Draft.

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