SUNY Old Westbury baseball sophomore shortstop Tommy Ziegen of Glen Cove was named 2015 All-Skyline Conference First-Team last week, earned Skyline Conference Player of the Week honors for games played in March and was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Honorable Mention Hitter for games played from March 23 to 29. Ziegen batted .500 (9-for-18) with six runs scored, 12 RBI and tied a career-high with a pair of three-hit performances.
Ziegen is currently enjoying career-highs in batting average (.359), runs scored (28), hits (42), doubles (six), triples (four), home runs (two), RBI (27), total bases (62) and slugging percentage (.530). He started in 33 of 34 games played to rank among the conference leaders in slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, RBI, triples, home runs, total bases, stolen bases, sacrifice bunts, assists and fielding double plays.
Ziegen also produced a team-leading 13 multi-hit games to go along with seven multi-RBI games and reached base in nine-straight contests. He was also recognized twice as the Skyline Conference Player of the Week and was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Honorable Mention Hitter for games played March 23-29.
Additionally, Ziegen is a member of the team that won the 2015 Skyline Conference Championship on Sunday, May 10 and made their first NCAA Championship Tournament appearance since 2001 on May 13.