UC Davis men’s baseball started off the season hot, going 26-16-1, before ending the year with only 4 out of 14 wins. At the forefront of their success was senior infielder Nick Lynch, who led the team in batting average and set the conference record for hitting doubles.
Lynch has had a successful career throughout his four years playing for the Aggies. During his freshman year, Lynch was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team while making his way to the All-Big West Conference Second Team after hitting .302 with four home runs. The senior received All-Big West Conference Honorable Mention for his second and third years, while hitting .359 during his junior year.
This year, Lynch has continued fantastic play. He has hit .361 on 208 at bats while knocking home 34 RBIs and two home runs. Lynch’s batting average was the second best in the conference while his 34 RBI’s were just short of the top five. The senior has also become well known for his propensity for hitting doubles after setting a Big West record for doubles in a single season this year.
While the Aggies were unable to make it to the NCAA Regionals, Nick Lynch was extremely successful in his senior year. The team will have to replace a consistently good hitter, who has been in the top five of the Big West for batting average over the past two years.
Graphic by Jennifer Wu.