Baseball's Dodson named NCBWA Freshman All-American
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Kirk Downs
Baseball's Dodson named NCBWA Freshman All-American

DALLAS - Lipscomb third baseman Zeke Dodson has been tabbed a Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He is one of just 32 rookies around the country to be recognized on either of the two teams.

A native of Tifton, Georgia, Dodson was named to the second-team and was the only player from the Atlantic Sun Conference honored by the NCBWA.

Dodson played in 56 games while making 51 starts at the hot corner in his freshman campaign. He batted .314 with seven doubles, one triple, two home runs and a .422 on-base percentage. He also drove in 44 runs, scored 35 times and drew 33 walks all while collecting 60 hits.

The ASUN All-Freshman selection was honored as the league’s Player of the Week on April 11 after delivering walk-off base knocks in back-to-back games in the conference-opening series against USC Upstate.

Dodson added another game-winning hit on a RBI-triple in the 13th inning at Kennesaw State before continuing his clutch play by ripping a game-tying 2-RBI single in the bottom of the ninth against NJIT one week later.

He ended the season with hits in 22 of his last 23 games played.

Dodson launched a grand slam against Miami-Ohio in late February for his first career home run. He also notched a career best 5-for-5 performance against NJIT on April 29.

He finished third on the team with 16 multiple-hit and 13 multiple-RBI contests.

Teammate Michael Gigliotti earned second team honors on the NCBWA Freshman All-American list in 2015.