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Mayfield product Zerek Saenz named to All-WAC first team

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Las Cruces native Zerek Saenz was named first-team All-WAC to highlight seven team members who made the honor squad.

Saenz, a product of Mayfield High School, was the second leading hitter in the WAC (.384) and led the conference in total hits (73) and on-base percentage (.473).

Shortstop Brandon Dieter (.288 AVG, 14 2B, 8 HR, 44 RBIS), second baseman Kevin Jimenez (.321 AVG, 10 2B, 4 HR, 32 RBIs) and center fielder Tommy Tabak (.362 AVG, 11 XBH) were named to the All-WAC second team.

Right fielder Cal Villareal (.309 AVG, 10 XBH), first baseman Ethan Mann (.305, 11 2B, 11 HR, 50 RBIs) and starting pitcher Chris Jefferson (5-6, 4.21 ERA, 7 CG) were named honorable mention.

The fourth-seeded Aggies, 19-32 overall, will open play in the 2021 WAC Tournament Wednesday night in Mesa, Arizona, against fifth-seeded Seattle. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. Mountain time. Jefferson is slated to start for the Aggies.

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