Batusich Named to C-USA All-Freshman Team

DALLAS – WKU Baseball player Ty Batusich has been named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team, as announced by league officials Tuesday afternoon.

Batusich is just the third Hilltopper to be named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team since WKU entered the league in 2015, joining Jackson Swiney (2019) and Luke Brown (2018).

Batusich was one of the top hitters on the team in his first year at WKU, leading the squad in on-base percentage (.402), slugging percentage (.484), runs (39), RBI (34), walks (24) and home runs (eight) while ranking second in batting average (.288), total bases (89), hits (53) and doubles (12).

In 52 total games, which included 28 starts as the designated hitter and 24 starts at catcher, the freshman compiled 14 multi-hit, nine multi-RBI and eight multi-run games to go along with a season-long hitting streak of five games and on-base streak of 16 games during his first campaign on The Hill.

Batusich also earned C-USA Hitter of the Week honors earlier this season, receiving the nod on March 7 after slashing .471/.500/.706 in four starts while racking up eight hits – including a double and home run – to go along with two runs and 10 RBI in wins against (RV) Kentucky and Hartford.