Oaks catcher Comstock named NAIA West Player of the Year


Menlo College's Dan Comstock earned NAIA West Player of the Year honors after helping the Oaks reach the conference playoffs with a .393 batting average, 16 home runs and 56 RBI. Wes Hoskins and Drack Richie were also named to the all-conference team it was announced Tuesday.

Comstock hit .393, with 84 hits, 56 RBI, 55 runs scored and 16 home runs, second in the conference.

He also was second in on-base percentage (.482) and third in slugging percentage (.720). He ranks fourth in the nation in total bases (154), fifth in home runs (16), ninth in total hits (84) and 12th in hits per game (1.527).

Hoskins finished the season with a .398 batting average, 11 home runs, 53 RBI and 36 runs. The infielder slugged a team-leading .729 and ripped 20 doubles. His 11 home runs tie him for fourth on the Oaks single-season list and his 20 doubles are tied for third on the single-season list.

Richie cemented himself in the starting lineup late in the season, finishing with a .272 batting average, along with three home runs, 11 doubles, a triple and 15 RBI. He also had six stolen bases.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics

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