DALLAS (NCBWA) – Fourteen standout players are featured
on the first team of the 2010 National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association Division II All-America Team, the organization announced
Erskine's Brian Fogle was named NCBWA Division II Player
of the Year, while Hayden Simpson of Southern Arkansas was
chosen as the association's Pitcher of the Year. Dan O'Brien
of UC San Diego was selected NCBWA Division II Coach of the Year
for the second straight season.
Fogle finished the season with a .430 batting average with 23
doubles, 28 home runs, and 103 runs batted in. He set NCAA career
records for home runs (73), RBI's (310), and total bases (630).
Simpson was 13-1 with a 1.81 ERA in 99.1 innings. He made 15 starts
and recorded six complete games, tossing three shutouts and combining
for three others, while piling up 131 strikeouts and limiting opponents
to a .201 average. O'Brien led the Tritons to a 54-8 record and
national runner-up finish in their first-ever national championship
Following is the complete 2010 NCBWA Division II All-America
2010 NCBWA DIVISION II ALL-AMERICA TEAM
||New Mexico Highlands
||El Dorado, Ark.
||UC San Diego
||La Verne, Calif.
Second Team: C David Albritton, Emporia State;
1B Brandon Gregorich, UC San Diego; 2B Chas Anthony,
Erskine; SS Jacob Taylor, Missouri Southern; 3B
Deryk Marks, Augustana (S.D.); OF Nate Baumann,
Augustana (S.D.); OF Devin Rudolph, Tiffin; OF Chance
Tuttle, Central Missouri; UT Mike Knox, Mount Olive;
SP Gabriel Duran, Dowling; SP Tim Griffin, Rollins;
SP Brooks Martin, Central Missouri; SP Tim Shibuya,
UC San Diego; RP Sean Albury, Nova Southeastern.
Third Team: C Patrick Farrell, Regis; 1B
Jason Rogers, Columbus State; 2B Michael Felton,
Southwestern Oklahoma; SS Andrew Whittington, Southern
Arkansas; 3B Abel Medina, Cal State Dominguez Hills;
OF Brett Adams, Dixie State; OF Jason Cisper, Northern
Kentucky; OF Sean Harrell, Georgia College & State;
UT Clayton Cain, Valdosta State; SP William Buzhardt,
Erskine; SP Joe Harris, Wilmington; SP Pat Haugen,
San Francisco State; SP Noah Mull, Wheeling Jesuit;
RP Kevin Jordan, Northern Kentucky.
Honorable Mention: SP: David Deminsky, St.
Cloud State; Martin Dewald, Georgia College & State;
Ben Graham, Emporia State; Kirk Jewakso, Incarnate
Word; Trevor Leach, Southern Indiana; Max Russell,
Florida Southern; Blake Schwartz, Minnesota State;
Drew Vassil, New Mexico Highlands; Chris Zbin, Southern
Connecticut State; RP: Evan Kendall, West Virginia
State; Mitch Rossi, New Haven; Heath Wyatt, Southeastern
Oklahoma. C: Mike Blanke, Tampa; Sean Cotton, Tusculum;
Dylan Mooney, Southern Indiana. 1B: Nick DeBiasse,
Central Missouri; Logan Williams, Southern Arkansas.
2B: Nick Bidroski, Wayne State (Neb.); Jackson Evans,
Chico State. SS: Vance Albitz, UC San Diego; Tyler
Erickson, Minnesota Duluth; Sean Estand, St. Joseph's
(Ind.); Tyler Mentzer, Philadelphia U. 3B: Matt
Coker, West Virginia Wesleyan; Craig Lyerly, Catawba.
OF: Sam DiMatteo, California (Pa.); Taylor Ferguson,
Rollins; Cody Grice, Grand Valley State; Troy Handza,
California (Pa.); Patrick Johnson, Southern Arkansas;
Tyler Lundy, Nebraska-Omaha; Derek Migrants, Assumption;
Kevin Pillar, Cal State Dominguez Hills; Kyle Saul,
UC San Diego; Shawn Ward, Georgia College & State;
Joe Wendt, Wayne State (Neb.); UT/DH: Patrick Brady,
Bellarmine; Will Calhoun, Abilene Christian; Cody
Curry, Southwest Minnesota State.
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