PUEBLO, Colo. (May 22, 2018) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America voted Zach Hoffman of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball team to their First Team All-South Central Region.
Hoffman (Sr., South Jordan, Utah) received this acclaim in the utility category. The NCBWA recognized Hoffman's accomplishments both in the batter's box and on the pitching mound.
In 2018, Hoffman batted .316 in 152 at bats. He led the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with seven triples. His 14 career triples ranks second in school history. Those 14 triples are good for sixth-most in RMAC history.
Hoffman also stole 11 bases. He ranked seventh in the RMAC steals. The senior set a career-high with three home runs. He drove in 30 runs, while slugging .513. Hoffman had a 12-game hitting streak from March 23 - April 21.
On the mound, Hoffman shared the team lead with five wins. He went 5-4 on the season. The lefty made 16 appearances including four starts.
In 44.2 innings pitched, Hoffman struck out 44 batters for an 8.87 k/9 inning ratio. He surrendered just one home run. The former Summer League All-American earned his first career save April 14 vs. Colorado Christian.
After a great series against the Cougars, Hoffman earned RMAC Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career. Hoffman went 7-for-13 (.538) in the series and stole six bases. He scored seven runs and drove in four more.
Hoffman capped his career with an All-RMAC Tournament nod. His efforts helped the Pack take third place in the RMAC Tournament. In four games, the senior batted .476 with a team-best .714 slugging percentage. He scored a team-best seven runs. Hoffman's five RBIs also led the ThunderWolves in the RMAC Tournament. The starting center fielder slugged three extra base hits with a home run and two doubles.
On the mound, Hoffman earned a crucial win on day three of the RMAC Tournament. He pitched in three games in the RMAC Tournament. Through his first two games, Hoffman threw 5.2 innings allowing just five hits, two walks, and one run.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics