Tigers players make All-Defensive Team
Published 3:30 pm Thursday, June 29, 2023
Hampden-Sydney College senior shortstop Ryan Boyce and sophomore second baseman Jaxon Masterson have each been named to the 2023 NCAA Division III Region 6 All-Defensive Team. The teams were announced in all 10 regions, voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process led by the NCAA Division III All-America Committee.
Ryan Boyce started all 39 games this past season and posted a fielding percentage of .950 with 61 putouts, 90 assists and only eight errors in 159 chances with 16 double plays. At the plate, he hit .300 (42-140) with four home runs, nine doubles, 31 runs, 33 RBIs, 25 walks and was 24-27 on stolen bases. Boyce added a .450 slugging percentage and a .432 on base percentage.
Jaxon Masterson started all 38 games he played and posted a fielding percentage of .987 with 73 putouts, 84 assists and just two errors in 159 chances with 14 double plays. At the plate, he hit a team-best .333 (47-141) with two home runs, one triple, four doubles, 34 runs, 28 RBIs, 21 walks and was 14-17 on stolen bases. Masterson added a .418 slugging percentage and a .439 on base percentage.