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Courtesy: UNDsports.com
Zach Muckenhirn and Miles Lewis were each named to the All-WAC Second Team on Tuesday.
Muckenhirn, Lewis earn All-WAC honors
Courtesy: UNDsports.com
Release: 05/24/2016
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MESA, Ariz.-- A pair of University of North Dakota baseball players earned accolades as the Western Athletic Conference announced its all-league teams prior to the postseason tournament at Hohokam Park Tuesday evening. Miles Lewis was lauded as the league's Freshman of the Year while joining teammate Zach Muckenhirn on the All-WAC Second Team.

Both players recently completed standout campaigns for UND. Lewis burst onto the scene by leading North Dakota in a host of statistical categories. He hit .360, fifth-highest in the conference heading into the league tournament. The Hudson, Wis., native paced the Fighting Hawks with 63 hits, three homers, .463 slugging percentage and 20 steals in his phenomenal rookie campaign. Lewis recorded a team-high 20 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit contests.

Muckenhirn started his junior season off with a bang, shutting out then-12th-ranked Southern California with a three-hit gem, piling up nine strikeouts in the 1-0 victory. He earned national player of the week honors for that performance. The Delano, Minn., product would punchout a dozen Alabama batters a week later, going eight innings without allowing an earned run. He fanned a career-high 14 in just 7.1 innings at Sacramento State and would record at least eight strikeouts in eight of his 13 starts, leading the WAC in Ks with 99 against just 14 walks. His career strikeout total stands at 200, fourth-most in school history.

2016 First Team All-WAC
Catcher: Mason Fishback, So., NM State
First Base: Sean Sutton, So., Seattle U
Second Base: Sheldon Stober, Sr., Seattle U
Third Base: Brock Carpenter, Jr., Seattle U
Shortstop: Paul Panaccione, Sr., Grand Canyon
Outfield: Daniel Johnson, Jr., NM State
Outfield: Dustin Frailey, Jr., CSU Bakersfield
Outfield: Mark Krueger, Sr., Utah Valley
At-Large: Garrison Schwartz, So., Grand Canyon
At-Large: Greyson Bogden, Sr.,Utah Valley
Starting Pitcher: Nick Meservey, So., Seattle U
Starting Pitcher: Max Karnos, Jr., Sacramento State
Relief Pitcher: Zach Wolf, Fr., Seattle U
At-Large: Danny Beddes, Sr., Utah Valley

2016 Second Team All-WAC
Catcher: Jose Garcia, Jr., UT Rio Grande Valley
First Base: Zach Malis, Fr., Grand Canyon
Second Base: Austin Bull, Fr., Grand Canyon
Third Base: Trey Stine, Jr., NM State
Shortstop: LJ Hatch, Jr., NM State
Outfield: Miles Lewis, Fr., North Dakota
Outfield: Chris Lewis, Sr., Sacramento State
Outfield: Craig Brinkerhoff, Sr., Utah Valley
At-Large: David Metzgar, Jr., CSU Bakersfield
At-Large: Nick Tanner, Jr., Northern Colorado
Starting Pitcher: Zach Muckenhirn, Jr., North Dakota
Starting Pitcher: Jake Meyer, So., Utah Valley
Relief Pitcher: Joe Galindo, Jr., NM State
At-Large: Tyler Beardsley, Sr., Sacramento State

WAC Player of the Year: Daniel Johnson, Jr., OF, NM State
WAC Pitcher of the Year: Nick Meservey, So., Seattle U
WAC Freshman of the Year: Miles Lewis, OF, North Dakota
WAC Coach of the Year: Donny Harrel, Seattle U
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