GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (May 14, 2018) – Zach Hoffman of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball team was named to All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament team Saturday.
Hoffman (Sr., Salt Lake City, Utah) impressed for the Pack both at the plate and on the mound for the ThunderWolves. His efforts led the Pack to a third place finish in the 2018 RMAC Tournament.
In four games, the senior batted .476 with a team-best .714 slugging percentage. He scored a team-best seven runs. Hoffman's five RBIs also led the ThunderWolves in the RMAC Tournament. The starting center fielder slugged three extra base hits with a home run and two doubles.
On the mound, Hoffman earned a crucial win on day three of the RMAC Tournament. He pitched in three games in the RMAC Tournament. Through his first two games, Hoffman threw 5.2 innings allowing just five hits, two walks, and one run.
Hoffman got off to a great start in the RMAC Tournament. Facing the No.3 seed University of Colorado Colorado Springs Wednesday in the Pack's Tournament opener, Hoffman clubbed four hits and scored three runs. He also smacked his third home run of the season. Hoffman's dinger gave the Pack a lead they would never relinquish as they advanced with an 11-5 win.
In game two of the RMAC Tournament, Hoffman added two more hits including a double. He also threw a scoreless inning of relief in a loss to Colorado School of Mines.
With the Pack clinging to a one run lead in the fifth inning of their elimination game against Regis University, they turned to Hoffman to come in a shut the door. Facing the go-ahead run, Hoffman got two straight outs to escape the jam. The lefty threw 4.2 innings of relief to earn the win. He struck out two.
Hoffman also had three hits in six trips to the dish. He scored twice and drove in a run to help the Pack beat the Rangers 8-5 and advance to a night game against the Orediggers.
In the final game of his career, Hoffman knocked a double. He scored two runs in a loss to Mines.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics