Monday, April 30, 2012

Katz on Fire!

Mason Katz, (Danville Dans 2010), has been selected as the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month for March. Katz, a native of Harahan and a graduate of Jesuit High School, was selected over two other standout local products in balloting by the Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. During the month of March, Katz batted .304 (21-of-69) with four home runs, 15 runs batted in and 17 runs scored as he helped the Tigers to a 14-4 record. On March 5, the first baseman/outfielder was named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after batting .684 (13-for-19) with five doubles, three home runs, eight runs batted in and 12 runs score, as well as a 1.421 slugging percentage and a .760 on-base percentage. Katz also set an all-time LSU and SEC record by reaching base in 17 consecutive plate appearances, one appearance from matching the NCAA all-time record (set by Shaun Larkin from Cal State Northridge in 2002). During his 17 consecutive times on base, he tallied three doubles, two homeruns, nine runs scored, seven walks and one stolen base. On the season to date, Katz leads the third-ranked Tigers in home runs (8), runs scored (50, also leads the SEC) and doubles (12), while ranking second in hitting (.350), on-base percentage (.450), slugging percentage (.592), hits (55), runs batted in (36) and walks (25). Keep it up Mason!

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