After being named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball athlete of the week Occidental's Eamon McNeil picked up national honors as he was named to the honorable mention list by the NCBWA.
The sophomore was an incredible 8 for 8 from the field with two home runs, two doubles, six RBI and three runs scored, leading Oxy to a pair of wins over La Verne to jump the Leopards for first place in the SCIAC. He hit a three-run homer to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Oxy an 8-5 win in Game 2 of the three game series. He also hit an incredible .909 for the series.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Player of the Year Award, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication and writing contests.
Watson was also selected to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week today. The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, honoring performers at each position from the previous week.