SIAC Baseball All-Conference Team Announced

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    The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) released its 2013 All-Conference Baseball Team as voted by the SIAC Baseball Coaches Association.

    The list featuring 20 first and second team players is led by Tuskegee University junior Cash Oliver, who was voted as SIAC Baseball Player of the Year.

    The native of Lancaster, Calif., was a major impact player for the Golden Tigers during the regular season, which advanced to the SIAC Baseball Championship Tournament as the #4 seed out of the SIAC West Division. As the team’s third baseman, Oliver had a .932 fielding percentage, while being a force behind the place with his .357 batting average. For the regular season, Oliver had 35 hits, 22 RBIs, five doubles and three home runs, while stealing 13-out-of-16 bases.

    Stillman College junior Joey Falletta was named the SIAC Starting Pitcher of the Year. As the team’s ace, Falletta starred for the Tigers and posted a perfect 5-0 record, which included Stillman’s first recorded no-hitter in school history. The Franklin, TN native had one of the lowest ERA in the conference for starting pitchers with 1.86 and won several big games for Stillman, while leading the team to the West Division title and top-seed for the SIAC Baseball Tournament.

    Relief Pitcher of the Year was awarded to Stillman College junior Tyler Vails, who posted a 3.14 ERA this season, while averaging 4.3 strikeouts on every appearance this season. Claflin University’s Sixto Guerrero was named SIAC Freshman of the year after averaging .372 from behind the plate with 42 hits, 23 RBIs, eight doubles, and three triples for the year.

    SIAC Coach of the Year was awarded to Albany State’s Kenyan Conner, who guided Albany State to the top record in the SIAC East Division

    SIAC Baseball First Team

    Name School Class Position Hometown
    Allen Hardy Albany State Sophomore Shortstop Atlanta, GA
    Kevin Davis Benedict Sophomore Second Base Columbia, SC
    David Webber Benedict Senior First Base Los Angeles, CA
    Doren Blake Benedict Freshman Third Base Lombard, IL
    Jocquese Brinson Benedict Sophomore Outfield
    Columbia, SC
    Lydell Moseby Benedict Senior Short Stop Sacramento, CA
    Tyler Vails Stillman Junior Pitcher Gordo, AL
    Joey Falletta Stillman Junior Pitcher Franklin, TN
    Kyle Smith Stillman Junior Third Base McCalla, AL
    Cash Oliver Tuskegee Junior Third Base Lancaster, CA

    SIAC Baseball Second Team

    Name School Class Position Hometown
    Robert Latner Albany State Junior Outfielder Melrose, FL
    Dexter Moody Albany State Junior Outfield Twin Cities, GA
    Sixto Guerrero Claflin Freshman Outfield Sarasota, FL
    Marshall Howard Kentucky State Sophomore Catcher Novi, MI
    Kameron McCreless Stillman Junior Infielder Haleyville,
    AL
    Trent Posey Stillman Junior Outfield Calera, AL
    Dustin Dunn Stillman Junior Second Base Gadsden, AL
    John Bryant Tuskegee Sophomore Pitcher Lithonia, GA
    Cameron Duncan Tuskegee Junior First Base Alpine, AL
    Nick Baldeli-Boggs Stillman Junior First Base Ocean Springs, MS

    Player of the Year: Cash Oliver, Tuskegee
    Freshman of the Year: Sixto Guerrero, Claflin
    Starting Pitcher of the Year: Joey Falleta, Stillman
    Relief Pitcher of the Year: Tyler Vails, Stillman
    Coach of the Year: Kenyan Conner, Albany State

    SIAC All-Academic Team

    Name Class School Major GPA
    Theodore Woodard Sophomore Kentucky State Psychology 3.94
    Reginald Grimes Sophomore Kentucky State Social/Political Science 3.71
    Jonathan Malone Sophomore Tuskegee Mechanical Engineering 3.69
    Lashante Grimes Sophomore Benedict Recreation3.69
    Alexander Davie Sophomore Kentucky State Biology
    3.60
    Austin Freeman Junior Miles Criminal Justice
    3.60
    Gregory Pollet, Jr Junior Miles English
    3.60
    Kelvin Tanner Junior Clark Atlanta Computer Information Syste
    3.55
    Sean Melton Junior Claflin Sports Management
    3.54
    Vincent Hambrick Sophomore Clark Atlanta Biology
    3.51

    All-Academic Team Champions: Kentucky State University, 3.52

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