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David Burnside, Zach Trusk Earn All-Region Honors

David Burnside, Zach Trusk Earn All-Region Honors

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore David Burnside and senior Zach Trusk earned NCAA Division III All-Mideast Region baseball honors from a total of two national organizations, in results released Tuesday.

Burnside was named a second-team all-region selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association.  Trusk earned third-team all-region accolades from both and the ABCA.

Burnside led the Fightin' Engineers with a .384 batting average, 13 doubles and seven home runs in 2017.  He scored 41 runs, had 38 RBIs and led the team in both slugging (.610) and on-base percentage (.495).

The two-year starter has tallied 110 hits, 87 runs scored, 32 doubles and nine home runs with a .349 career batting average with Rose-Hulman.  This season, Burnside recorded 20 multiple-hit games, highlighted by a five-hit performance against Transylvania.

Trusk batted .374 on the season with 58 hits, 12 doubles, 30 runs scored and 31 RBIs.  The civil engineering major split time between catcher and third base this season, with a .471 slugging average and a .474 on-base percentage.

Trusk completed a four-year as a member of two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship teams that reached the NCAA Central Region Championship Round in 2014 and 2016.  The Fightin' Engineers also won the 2016 regular season conference championship.

Over his career, Trusk batted .327 with 195 hits, 124 runs scored, 107 RBIs, 34 doubles and five home runs.  He also holds the career school record with 52 hit by pitches for a team that finished 105-71 in his era.

Rose-Hulman finished 18-24 overall this season and earned a spot in the HCAC Tournament with a 16-11 record in league play.