Xavier Scotton Named CIAA Rookie of the Year
HAMPTON, Va. - Shaw University's Xavier Scotton today was named CIAA Baseball Rookie of the Year. He was also named Second Team All-CIAA. Redshirt freshman Gensen Scott joined Scotton on the All-Rookie team. The announcement was made by the CIAA in conjunction with the CIAA Baseball Coaches Association.
Scotton was second on the Bears with a .311 batting average. He led the team in runs with 29 and tied for first in hits with 32. He was second on the team in RBI with 16 for the season. Scotton lit up the base paths, stealing 22 bases - tops on the team - while being caught stealing only twice.
Scott led the Bears with 22 runs batted in, and led the team with a .352 batting average and had 32 hits on the season.
The All-Conference and Rookie Teams will be honored at the 2012 CIAA Spring Sports Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00pm on the campus of Virginia State University.
Shaw finished their season 9-23, 5-13 in the CIAA.