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May 28, 2009

2009 Season - Hoffman and Ramos named all-region

A pair of Augustana baseball players were selected to the Rawlings All-Central Region baseball team by the American Baseball Coaches Association, it was announced today. Sophomore Dave Hoffman (Cary Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) was a second team selection at second base while senior Mark Ramos (United Township HS, East Moline, Ill.) was a third team pick at third base.

Hoffman batted .363 with 58 hits in 160 at-bats while scoring 34 runs with 13 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 31 runs-batted-in. He was also a first team all-conference selection in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Ramos belted 13 triples and took down the existing mark of 11 set by Mike Gray from 1984-87. An ankle injury slowed Ramos at the end of the season but he still managed to hit .378 with 56 hits in 148 at-bats while scoring 36 runs with seven doubles, five triples, four home runs and 41 runs-batted-in. He has been a fixture at shortstop for the last four years.

In addition to the school records, Ramos leaves Augustana with his name peppered throughout the school’s top-ten lists. On the career list Ramos is third in at-bats (593), fourth in runs scored (147), fourth in hits (212), first in triples (13), sixth in runs-batted-in (114) and ninth in stolen bases (37).

Augustana finished the season with a 23-17 overall record and a 10-10 mark in the CCIW.