Boston, MA- For just the second time in program history, a Falcons baseball player has been named an NAIA First-Team All-Conference player. Junior first baseman Mitchell Lundholm (Plymouth, MA), earned this prestigious honor for his outstanding play over his teams historic season this past spring. Lundholm helped lead the Falcons to a 42-16 record, falling just one game shy of making their first-ever appearance at the NAIA Opening Rounds. His play over the spring earned him Co-Player Of The Year and First-Team Honors for the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) as he led the conference in six different categories, on both sides of the ball, to include runs scored per game (1.16), hits per game (1.74), RBI's per game (1.44), RBI's (82), chances per game (7.65), and put outs per game (7.14). These numbers were also top in the NAIA, as he finished the season in the Top Five in the country in batting average (.454), hits per game, hits (99), RBI's per game, and RBI's.
The first baseman was consistent all season as he had two separate 10-game hitting streaks along the way, going hitless in just nine games out of 58 played. He had 32 multiple-hit games, including 13 games in which he had three or more hits, as well as two 5-hit games this season, which ties the Fisher record for hits in a game. He was also incredibly sound at first, making just four errors in 436 chances, good for a .991 fielding percentage. Lundholm is now the single-season leader in the Fisher record books in games started, at bats, hits, RBI's, total bases, and runs.
Lundholm shares this honor in good company as the only other Falcon to earn this honor is current Assistant Pitching Coach, Chris O'Hare, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies back in 2013.
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