PEMBROKE, N.C. – Ohio Dominican senior catcher Colin Kaucher (Toledo, Ohio) was tabbed as a Preseason Second Team All-American by the NCBWA on Tuesday.
Kaucher is coming off of a terrific junior campaign in which he batted .430 with eight homers, 12 doubles and 66 RBIs. He walked 26 times to account for a .514 OBP and had a .676 slugging percentage while also scoring 54 runs.
He had 27 multi-hit games and 17 multi-RBI games, took a 23 game hitting streak into the NCAA Tournament, and also had a stretch of reaching base safely in 36 straight games. Facing some of the best pitching in the region, he batted .440 in the NCAA Tournament (11-for-25) with a homer and seven RBIs and had a stretch of reaching base safely in 15 straight plate appearances in the tournament.
In 140 career games played, Kaucher is batting .368 with 12 homers, 33 doubles, 132 RBIs, 107 runs scored, a .445 OBP and a .525 slugging percentage.
Ohio Dominican begins the season with a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Grand Valley State on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Prasco Park in Mason.
Contact: Scott Miles