Clarksville, Ark.-Caleb Hilton was named to the 2006 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA III All-West Region second team, announced on Monday afternoon by regional coordinator Mike Rizzo.
It is the second straight year Hilton has received recognition from ABCA/Rawlings. Last season he earned a spot on the third team. Hilton, a 5-10, 195-pound catcher from Clarksville, had a stellar year during his senior campaign for the Eagles. He led the American Southwest Conference at the end of the regular season in home runs (13), hits (68) and total bases (121). The right-hander hitter led the team in ten different offensive categories, including home runs, hits, total bases, batting (.400), at bats (170), runs (44), triples (3), RBI (39), slugging percentage (.712) and stolen bases (14). His 2006 totals in slugging percentage, at bats, hits, triples, home runs, RBI and total bases set single-season school records. He finishes his three-year career as the school’s all-time leader in home runs (27). He also ranks first at Ozarks in career slugging percentage (.624), triples (6) and total bases (275). During the 2006 season, he had a team-best 25 multiple-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI games. The three-time All-Conference performer finished eighth in NCAA III in home runs per game (.33). Hilton’s best game of the year came against Sul Ross State University when he went 4-for-5 with 2 home runs, 4 runs scored and 2 RBI. He started in all 40 games for Ozarks. The ASC was well represented on the All-West Region teams as 23 players earned a spot on the first, second and third teams. <#IMAGE:1#>