Hoyas’ Fernandez receives preseason honors

Georgetown senior Erick Fernandez joins 15 other players in being named to the preseason All-Big East baseball team.

One of two catchers selected—along with Pitt’s Kevan Smith—Fernandez 49 of the 51 games the Hoyas played last season.

Fernandez had a .317 batting average in his junior season, down slightly from his team-leading .349 average the year before. In addition to his 5 home runs and 29 RBI last year, he was second in the Big East for caught stealing among catchers.

Following his junior year, Fernandez was one of two Hoyas drafted in the Major League Baseball draft. Drafted by the Washington Nationals in 46th round (1,376th overall), Fernandez opted to return to play at Georgetown.

Despite high hopes for Fernandez’s performance, Georgetown is predicted by the Big East coaches’ poll to place 12th in the conference.

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