Kyle Gray Adds Another All America Honor
Junior second baseman Kyle Gray has been named to the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Third Team, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced on Saturday.
The All-America accolade is the first of Gray’s career, and he is the 18th All-American in program history. The Mountaineers have had at least one All-American in each of the last four years, while Gray’s honor is the 16th total in coach Randy Mazey’s six seasons.
West Virginia is one of four Big 12 schools to be recognized by the ABCA.
The award adds to a long list of honors for Gray, who also was named to the ABCA All-Region First Team on Wednesday, the All-Big 12 First Team and the Big 12 All-Tournament Team. Additionally, the Blanco, Texas, native was drafted in the 14th round of the MLB Draft by the New York Yankees last week.
Gray’s 2018 season was highlighted by a 23-game hit streak, the longest by a Mountaineer since 2009, and 14 home runs, tied for sixth-most in a single season in program history. He led the team in nearly every offensive category and was second in the Big 12 with a .677 slugging percentage, third with a .374 batting average, a .462 on-base percentage and 14 home runs, fourth with 134 total bases and seventh with 74 hits.
In Big 12 play, Gray led the league with a .391 batting average, was second with a .759 slugging percentage and 66 total bases, third with eight home runs, fourth with a .460 on-base percentage and 34 hits and seventh with 24 runs scored.