Baseball Adds Three To ABCA-Rawlings All-South Region Team

English (C) earns 1st-team nod, Kellmann (R) and Planas-Artega (L) garner 2nd-team honors. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- A trio of Buccaneers were named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region Team as Adrian English earned first-team honors while Sheehan Planas-Arteaga and Tyler Kellmann each earned second-team selections.

The honor is English’s fourth first-team selection this season after being named All-Sunshine State Conference as well as All-Region by Daktronics and the NCBWA earlier this month.

English burst onto the scene hitting .330 as a freshman. After struggling at times during his sophomore campaign, English returned stronger and determined as a junior this spring in route to a .392 batting average this season making him one of the most efficient hitters in all of Division II.

Kellmann also made his presence felt after coming to Barry from Lake Sumter Community College. The lefty hitter played both corner positions and finished with 23 RBI in 24 Sunshine State Conference games.

After moving into the leadoff spot in the lineup a third of the way into the season, Planas-Arteaga’s excellent pitch selection combined with  a mix of power helped him develop into one of the most dangerous leadoff hitters in the South Region. Planas-Arteaga’s .367 batting average was second on the team behind English while his .477 on-base-percentage led the Buccaneers.

 2013 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-South Region Teams

FIRST TEAM    
PositionFirstLastYearSchoolState
1BJasonMatusikSr.Lynn UniversityFL
2BAdrianEnglishJr.Barry UniversityFL
3BTylerAldrigeSr.Delta State UniversityMS
SSLydellMosebySr.Benedict ColegeSC
INFKeithCurcioJr.Florida Southern CollegeFL
CBryantHaymanSo.Valdosta State UniversityGA
OFChandlerBrockSo.University of Alabama HuntsvilleAL
OFJake WardJr.Unversity of North AlabamaAL
OFTadMosesJr.Saint Leo UniversityFL
OFMichaelDannerJr.University of TampaFL
DHBenKingsleySr.Delta State UniversityMS
PJake StephensSr.University of West FloridaFL
PJosh BrandstetterSr.Delta State UniversityMS
PJamieSextonSo.University of West GeorgiaGA
PAndrew BusbySr.University of Alabama HuntsvilleAL
RPMikeAdamsJr.University of TampaFL
      
SECOND TEAM    
PositionFirstLastYearSchoolState
1BMichaelRevellSr.Saint Leo UniversityFL
2BTylerDingJr.University of TampaFL
2BKalebBarlowJr.University of West FloridaFL
3BVincentKortbawiSr.University of Alabama HuntsvilleAL
3BCashOliverJr.Tuskeegee UniversityAL
SSJacobTillitsonJr.University of TampaFL
INFTylerKellmanJr.Barry UniversityFL
CAustinAllenFr.Florida Institute of TechnologyFL
OFSheehan Planas-ArteagaSo.Barry UniversityFL
OFJoseRodriguezSr.Nova Southeastern UniversityFL
OFJordanChovanecJr.Delta State UniversityMS
OFJocqueseBrunsonSo.Benedict ColegeSC
OFDrewPrichardSr.University of West FloridaFL
DHDylanBostonSo.Unversity of North AlabamaAL
PNicKovacsSr.Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityFL
PMichaelManleyJr.Delta State UniversityMS
PJoeyFallettaJr.Stillman CollegeAL
PMattAbramsonSr.University of TampaFL
PJedVandernaaldJr.Lynn UniversityFL
RPBenjaminWeilSr.Valdosta State UniversityGA
      
      
Player of the Year    
OFChandlerBrockSo.University of Alabama HuntsvilleAL
      
      
Pitcher of the Year    
RPMikeAdamsJr.University of TampaFL
      
      
Coach of the Year    
 JoeUrso University of TampaFL

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