Shumaker collects NAIA All-American accolades

Published 1:10 pm Monday, June 10, 2019

BARBOURVILLE — Nick Shumaker was awarded NAIA All-American honorable mention recently. This award was selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee.

Shumaker was one of five Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) recipients to receive this honor while being the first Bulldog since 2011 to be named an All-American. He is the 24th player in program history to receive this award.

During his senior year, the third baseman led the AAC with a batting average of .437, going 83-for-190 in 50 games. Shumaker ranks ninth in the NAIA with his batting average, along with being ranked sixth in hits per game (1.660), and 25th with total hits (85).

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Shumaker tied Union’s RBI for the year with 53, hitting six home runs, 17 doubles, and a triple with a .632 slugging percentage to finish out his career. He compiled consecutive hits in 18 consecutive games for the longest hitting streak by a Bulldog this year.

Union finished the season 27-25 overall and advanced to the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament championship game. The Bulldogs qualified for the NAIA National Championship Opening Round, going 1-2 in the national tournament.