PAYTON Robertson named to NAIA All-America Team, • Father played professional baseball in the Phillies Organization and his uncle, Andre, played for the New York Yankees.

PAYTON Robertson named to NAIA All-America Team,  • Father played professional baseball in the Phillies Organization and his uncle, Andre, played for the New York Yankees.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2021 Baseball All-America teams as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches’ Association All-America Committee. For the second time, former West Orange-Stark standout and LSU-Shreveport standout Payton Robertson was named an All-American. Robertson was selected as a Second Team All-American in 2019, and then as a Preseason All-American the following year to go along with his selection as an Honorable Mention All-American in 2021.

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Robertson had another great year hitting .415 with 86 hits, 61 RBI, 8 homeruns and led the country with 45 stolen bases. He led the Pilots in nine statically categories and helped them win their first Regional Championship in nine years, concluding the season with a trip to the World Series, their first since 2012. He also helped the Pilots win another RRAC Tournament Championship while being named to the RRAC All-Tournament team and repeated as a First Team All-Conference selection.

The first and second teams are also recognized as ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The ABCA began recognizing All-Americans in 1949 and named the first ABCA NAIA All-America team in 1969.

Payton Robertson

  • Height
    5-10
  • Weight
    175
  • Class
    SR
  • Bats
    R
  • Throws
    R
  • Position
    UTL
  • Hometown
    Orange, TX
  • Previous School
    Lamar University

Statistics

Fielding GP GS C PO A E PB CI SBA F %
2020-21 43 43 116 64 50 2 0 0 0 0.983
Totals: 43 43 116 64 50 2 0 0 0 .983
Hitting GP GS AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB SF SH HBP BA OBP SLG
2020-21 43 43 148 59 46 14 5 2 45 28 15 38 4 2 4 0.399 0.495 0.601
Totals: 43 43 148 59 46 14 5 2 45 28 15 38 4 2 4 .399 .495 .601

ROBERTSON NAMED ALL-AMERICAN FOR SECOND TIME

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2021 Baseball All-America teams as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches’ Association All-America Committee. For the second time, Payton Robertson was named an All-American. Robertson was selected as a Second Team All-American in 2019, and then as a Preseason All-American the following year to go along with his selection as an Honorable Mention All-American in 2021. 

Robertson had another great year hitting .415 with 86 hits, 61 RBI, 8 homeruns and led the country with 45 stolen bases. He led the Pilots in nine statically categories and helped them win their first Regional Championship in nine years, concluding the season with a trip to the World Series, their first since 2012. He also helped the Pilots win another RRAC Tournament Championship while being named to the RRAC All-Tournament team and repeated as a First Team All-Conference selection. 

The first and second teams are also recognized as ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The ABCA began recognizing All-Americans in 1949 and named the first ABCA NAIA All-America team in 1969.

FIRST TEAM

Position Name Institution Year Hometown
SP Colton Williams Science & Arts (Okla.) Sr. Magnolia, Texas
SP Antonio Frias Faulkner (Ala.) Sr. Panama City, Panama
SP Kobe Foster Tennessee Wesleyan Jr. Huntland, Tenn.
SP Pablo Arevalo Keiser (Fla.) Sr. Miami, Fla.
RP Ruben Ramirez Point Park (Pa.) Sr. Juncos, Puerto Rico
C Joshuan Sandoval MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) Jr. Manati, Puerto Rico
C Kenny Piper Columbia (Mo.) Gr. Florissant, Mo.
1B Nick Bottari Southeastern (Fla.) Sr. Wading River, N.Y.
2B Pedro Castellano Southeastern (Fla.) Sr. Davenport, Fla.
3B Tim Bouchard Keiser (Fla.) Jr. Ashburnham, Mass.
SS Gary Mattis Jr. Tennessee Wesleyan Jr. Broward County, Fla.
UTIL Sergio Macias Central Methodist (Mo.) Sr. Laredo, Texas
DH Cody Muncy Oklahoma Wesleyan Jr. Red Oak, Okla.
OF Luis Vargas Wayland Baptist (Texas) Jr. Boston, Mass.
OF Griffin Keller Georgia Gwinnett Sr. Bilot Butte, Saskatchewan
OF Bryan Leef Cumberlands (Ky.) Sr. Yorba Linda, Calif.
OF Michael Slaten Benedictine (Kan.) Sr. Nacogdoches, Texas

 SECOND TEAM

Position Name Institution Year Hometown
SP Nick Merkel Central Methodist (Mo.) Jr. Spokane, Wash.
SP Chris Wall Columbia (Mo.) Jr. Wentzville, Mo.
SP Corey Jackson Bellevue (Neb.) Sr. Calgary, Alberta
SP Sloan Dieter William Carey (Miss.) Sr. Lake Charles, La.
RP Ryan Munoz Southeastern (Fla.) Sr. Isabela, Puerto Rico
C Billy Hancock Mount Marty (S.D.) So. Wahoo, Neb.
C Trevor Johnson McPherson (Kan.) Sr. San Diego, Calif.
1B Dalton Reed Oklahoma City Sr. Roff, Okla.
2B Tony Monroy Hope International (Calif.) Sr. South Gate, Calif.
3B Kyle O’Brien Missouri Baptist Jr. St. Louis, Mo.
SS Sam Faith Southeastern (Fla.) Jr. St. Charles, Ill.
UTIL Brock Ephan Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Sr. Kaua’I, Hawaii
DH Livingston Morris Georgia Gwinnett Jr. Woodstock, Ga.
OF Daunte Freeman MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) Sr. Sacramento, Calif.
OF Dalton Bealmer Columbia (Mo.) Sr. Boonville, Mo.
OF Zach Hogueisson Tennessee Wesleyan Jr. El Cajon, Calif.
OF Terry Daniels Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) Sr. Auburn, N.Y.

 HONORABLE MENTION

Name School
Travis Keys Aquinas (Mich.)
Daryl Myers Benedictine (Kan.)
Tyler Jacobsen Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.)
Jacob Wesselmann Briar Cliff (Iowa)
Mason Schwellenbach Central Methodist (Mo.)
Jake Fosgett Concordia (Neb.)
Zack Simon Corban (Ore.)
Thomas Gutierrez Cumberlands (Ky.)
Josh Sears Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Hunter Dollander Georgia Gwinnett
Gabe Howell Georgia Gwinnett
Izzy Fuentes Hope International (Calif.)
Brennan McKenzie Hope International (Calif.)
Matt Monahan IU Southeast (Ind.)
Brody Tanksley IU Southeast (Ind.)
Aidan Nagle Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
Noah Childress Lourdes (Ohio)
Payton Alexander Loyola (La.)
Payton Robertson LSU Shreveport (La.)
Kenneth Stewart Mayville State (N.D.)
James Canar McPherson (Kan.)
Jhon Vargas MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Aaron Saal Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)
Isaac Wersland Oklahoma Wesleyan
Ethan Underwood Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Rylan Cratsenberg Ottawa (Kan.)
Jose Diaz Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)
Brett Vasquez Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)
Dylan Jacob Saint Katherine (Calif.)
Cristian Laboy Science & Arts (Okla.)
Ricardo Velez Science & Arts (Okla.)
Austen Seidel Tabor (Kan.)
Joe Moran Taylor (Ind.)
Jorun Hamre Valley City State (N.D.)

 

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