COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Air Force baseball landed four players on the 2017 Mountain West Baseball All-Conference Team, announced today by the conference office. Seniors Adam Groesbeck and Bradley Haslam earned first-team honors, while sophomore Nic Ready and senior Tyler Jones earned second team honors.
The Falcons tied the 2016 team for most all-MW selections in a season for the program. Jones earned his third-career all-MW honor, becoming just the second player in Air Force history to do so, joining Garrett Custons. Groesbeck, Haslam and Ready earned their second all-conference honors.
Groesbeck, an outfielder, led Air Force with a .410 batting average and 91 hits. The senior set a school record with a .458 batting average and 60 hits in conference play. Groesbeck was one of the top table-setters in the conference, scoring 60 runs out of the leadoff spot, adding eight home runs and 42 RBIs.
Haslam batted .380 on the season, leading the team with 63 runs scored. The third baseman set a school record with a 44-game hitting streak earlier in the season, which is also sixth all-time in NCAA history. Haslam hit 10 home runs and had 51 RBIs. His .371 career batting average was the best at Air Force in 16 years.
Jones overcame a high-ankle sprain suffered earlier in the season to still lead the team with 14 home runs and 58 RBIs in just 43 games. Jones, who played primarily this season at designated hitter, led the NCAA with a 53-game reached base streak, reaching base in all 43 games in 2017. His 43 career home runs is second all-time at Air Force. His 55 hit by pitches and 195 RBIs are Air Force records.
Ready came on strong late in the season to post 11 home runs and 53 RBIs to go with a .340 batting average. The first baseman hit six home runs over his final nine games of the season. Ready batted .380 in conference play, leading the team with eight homers and a school-record 35 RBIs in MW play.
Air Force posted a 27-26 record in 2017. The Falcons had back-to-back seasons over .500 for the first time since 1994-95. The Falcons are on track to lead the nation with a .344 team batting average and .556 slugging percentage.