Warwick, R.I. – June 10, 2016: With the NJCAA Division II baseball season just coming to a close with Jones County winning the DII world Series on Enid, OK that means it is time for more postseason awards and the Knights’ First Baseman Dylan Books (Lookeba, OK) has earned Third Team All-American honors.
Dylan Brooks was the top ranked player in all of Region XXI. Brooks was a one-man wrecking crew batting an impressive .349 while leading the Knights with 38 hits, seven home runs, eight doubles, 43 RBIs and a .651 slugging percentage and was also tied for team lead with two triples. Dylan also added 21 runs scored and three stolen bases. Many of his hits were to take the lead or get the Knights back into a game as Brooks’ flair for the dramatic never ceases to amaze the CCRI crowds at Fell Field. Some of his heroics included hitting a solo blast to defeat Mitchell College and a three-run Bomb that downed eventual Region XXI Champion Dena College in their first meeting. His prodigious bombs would tower out of Fell Field leaving opposing pitchers dismayed as he rounded the bases. Brooks will look to build upon his excellent numbers as he returns for his sophomore campaign.
Knights’ Head Coach Ken Hopkins commented about his talented First Baseman “Dylan was probably one of the top three hitters I have ever had here at CCRI. Defensively, he was perfect and his work ethics was second to none. Every practice was like a game for him he worked his tail off and his results from that effort manifested itself in him being the region’s top overall player and him earning All-American honors. We look forward to having him back next year to build upon his tremendous freshman campaign!”
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.