CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Presbyterian College baseball senior catcher Cam McRae (Darlington, S.C.) earned First Team All-Big South Conference honors and senior shortstop Jay Lizanich (Greer, S.C.) was named a Big South Conference Honorable Selection as well as a member of the Big South All-Academic Team, the League announced on Monday.
McRae becomes the first Blue Hose to earn First Team laurels since Kenny Bryant in 2012. The senior appears on the First Team as a catcher, and McRae boasted the second-highest batting average in the Big South through the regular season at .364. His 79 hits ranked 22nd in the country and his batting average ranked 61st nationally as well. McRae led the League in hits while ranking third in total bases (114) and eighth in overall slugging percentage (.525). He paced PC in nearly offensive category and his 23 multiple-hit and nine multiple RBI games ranked second and fourth, respectively. The honor marks his first-ever Big South postseason accolade.
Lizanich received Honorable Mention for his strong play at shortstop and at the plate. The senior struck out only 13 times in 224 at-bats, the 10th-best ratio in the country. Lizanich led the Blue Hose in multiple-hit games (25) and his 11 multiple-RBI games ranked second on the team. This season, the shortstop took over PC Division I records for games played (217), games started (217) and at-bats (817) while climbing to second place for most hits (230). Lizanich enjoyed a career season as a senior, setting career-bests with a .344 batting average, four home runs, 35 RBI and a .394 on-base percentage. Lizanich graduated cum laude with a degree in biology, maintaining a 3.36 grade point average as a biology major while minoring in German and chemistry.
The Blue Hose wrapped the 2015 regular season on Saturday with a series victory over Charleston Southern. The team’s 27-28 overall record set a program record for wins in a Division I season.