BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Bemidji State University senior Scott Litchy earned his second career All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference First Team honor after ending his career as the baseball program’s all-time leader in hits and home runs.
Litchy, a native of Avon, Minn., started all 44 games for BSU in 2018. The senior led the Beavers with a .331 batting average, .589 slugging percentage, .423 on-base percentage, 50 hits, 36 runs, 33 RBI, 21 walks, 11 stolen bases, 10 doubles and nine home runs. His nine home runs ranked second in the NSIC, while he also ranked among the top 15 in the league in five additional categories.
Litchy totaled 13 multiple hit games and eight multiple RBI games to lead the team this spring. He reached base in 16 straight games at one point of the season to post the second longest streak on the team. He was also named to the 2017 NSIC All-Conference First Team.
The senior ends his four-year career as Bemidji State’s all-time leader with 216 hits, 153 RBIs, 135 runs scored, 45 doubles, 35 stolen bases, 30 home runs and nine triples in 629 at-bats. Litchy placed himself atop BSU’s all-time hits list April 23 at home against Wayne State College.
University of Minnesota Crookston’s junior first baseman Reed Hjelle earned the NSIC Player of the Year nod, while Concordia University-St. Paul junior pitcher Gus Varland received NSIC Pitcher of the Year. Junior first baseman Darrell Doll, of Minot State University, was honored with the NSIC Newcomer of the Year and freshman infielder Jordan Barth, of Augustana University, was named NSIC Freshman of the Year. Minot State Head Coach Scott Eul was voted the NSIC Coach of the Year by his collegues.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).