Mueller earns NCCAA All-American accolades

GREENVILLE, S.C. – King College's Steven Mueller was placed on the 2011 NCCAA Division I Baseball All-American squad as a second-team member.

Mueller, a senior from Mt. Washington, Ky., finished the season with a .300 batting average from his first-base position. He had 10 doubles, third most on the squad, with 25 runs scored. He drove in 19 and hit two home runs with one triple. He walked 11 times and was hit by a pitch 13 times which helped build a .389 on-base percentage. His 16 strikeouts on the season made him one of the toughest batters to strikeout in the NCCAA with a strikeout once every 10 at bats. On the bases Mueller was 10-for-14 and only had six errors at first for a .987 fielding percentage.

He was one of five members of the Mid-East All-Region team to earn All-American honors with a total of four on the second team.

King went 28-25 on the season with a 2-2 pool-play record at the NCCAA World Series last week. The 28 wins gave the Tornado program a fifth-straight season with 28 or more wins.