Over the course of the 2020 season, the Army West Point Baseball program will highlight the accomplishments of their alumni over the last 10 years by naming members to the Army West Point Baseball All-Decade Team. The team was voted on by a committee of Army coaches and administrators who spent time with the team from 2010-2019. Each recipient displayed excellence on the field and was recognized for their athletic achievements during their time at West Point. These players helped continue the legacy of Army baseball while setting new standards for the program.
This week, we focus on three outfielders who have been recognized as members of Army Baseball's All-Decade Team.
Jacob Hurtubise ’20: .301 avg., 170 hits, 163 runs scored, 105 SB, 142 walks
Jacob Hurtubise served as the prototypical catalyst of the Army lineup during his tenure with the program. A .301 career hitter, Hurtubise finished his career as the Army and Patriot League all-time leader in stolen bases (105) and walks (142). In 2019, he set the program's single season records for runs scored (71), walks (69) and stolen bases (45). He earned ABCA All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in addition to being named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2019. The two-time First Team All-Patriot League recipient entered his shortened firstie campaign as the Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year. Following the 2019 season, he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball Draft before returning to West Point for his firstie season.
Mark McCants ’15:.282 avg, 168 hits, 6 HR, 107 RBI, 224 TB
A four-time All-Patriot League recipient, Mark McCants was a constant bright spot for the Black Knights during his four years in the Army lineup. His firstie campaign was one to remember, delivering a .346 batting average and a .522 slugging percentage. He earned his second First Team All-Patriot League nod, claiming the honor in his plebe and firstie seasons.
Jacob Page ’16:.274 avg, 175 hits, 13 HR, 110 RBI, 35 SB, 266 TB
During his four years at Army, Jacob Page was a steady force for the Black Knights' offense. A two-time All-Patriot League recipient, he ranks seventh in program history with 38 doubles. In 2013, Page was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, becoming the tenth Black Knight to receive the prestigious honor.