TUCSON, Ariz. - Lipscomb second baseman Lee Solomon was named to Collegiate Baseball’s 2018 Preseason All-America third team, the newspaper announced Monday.
Solomon returns for his final season in Nashville after batting .243 with 27 RBI, 42 runs scored and 19 extra-base hits a year ago. He also drew 31 walks and stole 23 bases, which ranked second in the conference behind teammate Michael Gigliotti’s 31.
This season the Columbus, Ohio native will look to get back to his sophomore form when he finished second in the ASUN Conference with a .370 average – the fourth highest clip in Lipscomb’s NCAA era.
Stetson’s right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert is the only other league player on the list after landing on the second team. Gilbert is the ASUN’s reigning Pitcher of the Year after going 10-0 with a 2.02 ERA.
The Bisons open the 2018 season on Friday, February 16 with the first of a three-game series against UNC Asheville. First pitch at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium is set for 4 p.m.