A redshirt junior from North Kingstown, R.I., Chris Hess hit .347 with a team-leading 44 runs scored, 77 hits, 48 RBI and 11 stolen bases as the only Ram to start in all 53 games this spring. Hess recorded 22 doubles, three triples and eight home runs, and he finished the season with 82 career extra-base hits to rank third in school history. In the field as Rhody’s primary second baseman, Hess committed just six errors on 227 chances and was part of turning 21 double plays. Hess also was named to the Atlantic-10 Conference First Team and honored as New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Player of the Year and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) District 1 Player of the Year.
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