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LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State infielder and Top 10 MLB Draft prospect Nick Gonzales was named the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year on Tuesday. 

Prior to COVID-19 shutting down college sports in the spring, Gonzales was hitting .448 with 12 home runs, 36 RBI and 21 walks.

Gonzales finished the season ranked in the top five in the nation in 10 categories: home runs (1st), home runs per game (3rd), runs (1st), runs batted in (1st), runs batted in per game (1st), total bases (1st), slugging percentage (2nd), on-base percentage (3rd), walks (4th) and walks per game (5th).

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Gonzales hit five home runs in a single day against Purdue Fort Wayne on Feb. 29 as he hit two in game one of a doubleheader before belting three more in the nightcap, including an inside-the-park grand slam.

When the season was suspended, he had a national best on-base streak of 82 consecutive games.

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