GREENSBORO, N.C. - 10 Conference Carolinas baseball players were named to the 2017 Southeast All-Region teams by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the association announced recently.
In addition to being a first team selection, University of Mount Olive's Austin Hutchison was also tabbed the region Pitcher of the Year. Zach Mozingo of Mount Olive was also named first team, while Barton College duo Andrew Webster and Calvin Hawke also earned first team honors. Rounding out Conference Carolinas first team nods was Nick Beinlich of Belmont Abbey College.
On the second team, Limestone College's Chase Allen and Garrett Lowery would be joined by North Greenville University's Tucker Burgess. Rounding out the second team was Mount Olive's Ricky Surum and Bruce Zimmerman.
First team selections are now eligible for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americas will be announced on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
2017 ABCA/Rawlings Division II All-Southeast Region Team
Southeast Pitcher of the Year: Austin Hutchison, Mount Olive
C - Andrew Webster, Barton
INF - Calvin Hawke, Barton
OF - Nick Beinlich, Belmont Abbey
SP - Austin Hutchison, Mount Olive
RP - Zach Mozingo, Mount Olive
3B - Chase Allen, Limestone
SS - Ricky Surum, Mount Olive
OF - Garrett Lowery, Limestone
SP - Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
SP - Bruce Zimmerman, Mount Olive
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.