Panther Named Region III Baseball Player of the Year
June 5, 2015
The honors keep piling up for Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball player Malik Fogg (Mount Vernon H.S./Mount Vernon). The sophomore has been named the NJCAA Region III Baseball Player of the Year, the first Panther ever named the best in the region. Voting was done by the coaches from the 17 Region III teams.
Fogg was among the region leaders in most offensive categories. He led Region III and was third in the nation with 11 home runs, which also set a new Panthers record. His .477 batting average was fourth best in the region and fifth best in the nation, while also setting a new College record. He had the best slugging percentage in the nation at .908, and was seventh in Region III with 44 runs batted in. His on-base percentage of .558 was second in the region and fifth in the nation.
Fogg is the sixth all-region selection in the history of Tompkins Cortland baseball and just the second named to the first-team. He adds the Region III Player of the Year award to his previously earned Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year award, becoming the first Tompkins Cortland player in any sport to earn both distinctions in the same season.