Valley City State sophomore Brady Anderson is a 2014 NAIA Baseball All-America Honorable Mention, the NAIA national office announced Monday.
A catcher, infielder and Jamestown, N.D. native, Anderson was voted Player of the Year in the North Star Athletic Association after batting .443 with 38 RBIs, 23 extra-base hits and a .678 slugging percentage.
Anderson finished the season ranked in the national Top 20 in six different batting categories, of which his .443 batting average ranked sixth. Anderson was third in hits per game (1.65), fifth in total bases per game (2.525) and fifth in triples per game. Andersonâ€™s six total triples were 11th in the nation, and his slugging percentage ranked 18th.
Anderson was announced the NAIA National Player of the Week on April 1, and was twice named the NSAA Player of the Week.
Anderson, the son of Cory and Kristi Anderson, is the first Viking baseball player to be named Honorable Mention All-American since Casey Huntsinger in 2005.
All-America Teams are selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association
(NAIA-BCA) All-America Selection Committee.