July 21, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss outfielder/left-handed pitcher Mason Robbins(Leakesville, Miss.) has been chosen to represent the West Division in next week's Cape Cod League All-Star game.
Robbins, the Conference USA Freshman of the Year as well as a Freshman All-American following the Eagles' 2012 campaign, will start in rightfield for the West as well as be a part of the Home Run Derby festivities.
The game is slated to take place Sat., July 28, at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass. The Home Run Derby begins at 5 p.m., ET, while the 50th annual Cape Cod League All-Star game begins at 6 p.m., and will be telecast on Fox College Sports Atlantic.
As a member of the Bourne Braves, Robbins holds a .368 batting average in 25 games with seven doubles, a triple, five home runs and 12 RBI.
This past season for Southern Miss, Robbins posted a .330 average with 11 doubles, five triples, three homers and 38 RBI. He started the season with an 18-game hitting streak and led the squad in multiple-hit games with 22 and added 10 multi-RBI contests.
He also emerged as the squad's Sunday starter in league play and posted a 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA and struck out 17 batters in 33 2/3 innings.
Robbins is one of five Golden Eagles to earn all-star honors this summer from different leagues. Second baseman Isaac Rodriguez (Weston, Fla.) garnered a spot in the Texas Collegiate League game, while both right-handed pitcher Nick Johnson (Brandon, Miss.) and first baseman Ryan Ellis (Columbia, Miss.) represented the Hamptons Division in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League contest.
Chase Fowler (Cumming, Ga.) was also named to the Northwoods League All-Star team. The catcher for the Mankato (Minn.) Moondogs will participate in the game July 24, in Madison, Wis.