July 18, 2012

NCAA honors Trucott

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Robert Trucott, a 2009 graduate of Lyndon Institute and a junior catcher with the Lyndon baseball program, has been recognized by the NCAA as a statistical champion in the 2012 season.

The NCAA has determined that Trucott is the 2012 Division III statistical champion as the "Toughest Batter to Strikeout" in the nation.

Trucott started 29 games for the Hornets and batted a respectable .272 on the campaign. He had 22 hits in 81 at-bats while scoring six runs, swatting two doubles and a knocking in six.

He had a total of 24 bases, slugged at a .296 clip, walked 111 times, was hit by a pitch twice and had an on-base percentage of .372. His most impressive stat was he struck out only once in 93 plate appearances in 2012. 

In the field, Trucott was credited with 96 putouts, 18 assists and made only three errors. His fielding percentage of .974 was tops on the team amongst those players with 25 starts or more.

A Criminal Justice major, he is the son of Paul and Rhonda Trucott of Sheffield, Vt.