Athletic News

April 28, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

GSAC Announces 2011 All-Conference Awards In Baseball

Contact: Timmy McCormack, Interim GSAC Sports Information Director
HC BASE John Rice
John Rice of Huntingdon College took home GSAC Pitcher of the Year honors in the 2011 Baseball All-Conference awards as the league announced its year-end honor list earlier this afternoon.

LaGrange, GA – The Great South Athletic Conference has named its 2011 All-Conference award winners in baseball with member institutions Piedmont College and Huntingdon College splitting the league’s individual top honors. The Hawks of Huntingdon took home the Pitcher and Freshman of the Year honors while the Lions lay claim to the Player and Coach of the Year awards.

The GSAC Pitcher of the Year is John Rice of Huntingdon College who led the conference in ERA this season posting a league low mark of 1.70 in 11 games that saw the junior post a 6-2 record. This year’s Player of the Year honor went to Piedmont’s Kyle Davis who was the only GSAC player to bat over .400 and collect more than 60 hits on the year leading the conference in runs scored (38) and triples (8).

Taking a second individual honor for Huntingdon was Joseph Odom whose .333 batting average and seven RBIs in nine conference games helped the youngster earn GSAC Freshman of the Year honors. Piedmont Head Coach Jim Peeples is the 2011 GSAC Coach of the Year after leading his Lions to a regular season league title and 27 regular season wins including a 7-2 mark in conference play.

38 student-athletes from the four conference baseball squads were selected to the 2011 GSAC All-Academic team for carrying a 3.25 GPA in the classroom with sophomore and above standing. Leading the way in All-Academic selections was the Lions of Piedmont who placed 16 student-athletes on the list while LaGrange followed close behind with their 11 honorees.

GSAC Baseball Year-End Awards
Pitcher of the Year – John Rice, Huntingdon
Player of the Year – Kyle Davis, Piedmont
Freshman of the Year – Joseph Odom, Huntingdon
Coach of the Year – Jim Peeples, Piedmont

All-Conference Pitchers
Robert Brown, Maryville 
Matt Collins, Piedmont 
Ed Cook, Piedmont 
Mark Morales, Maryville
John Rice, Huntingdon

All-Conference Position Players
Myles Cordell, Maryville
Curtis Cornett, Piedmont
Kyle Cyprysiak, Maryville
Kyle Davis, Piedmont 
John Duke, Piedmont
Drew Harrell, Huntingdon 
Cory Kopec, Maryville
Mikee Moore, Maryville
David Miller, LaGrange
Miles Walding, Huntingdon

All-Freshman Team
Matt Lisk, Piedmont
Joseph Odom, Huntingdon
Phil Woods, LaGrange
Kevin McCrary, LaGrange
Bobby Woodall, LaGrange
Travis Scates, Maryville
Josh Bailey, Piedmont

All-Academic Team

Huntingdon College
Parker Adams
Evan Agnew
Greg Clayton
Jordan Green
Drew Harrell
Ryan Harrison
Josh Knuth
Ryan Payne

LaGrange College
Jake Adcock
Brandon Espinosa
Anthony Ianetta
Henry Jacobs
Brent Kinsey
Miles Lee
Jordan Martinec
David Miller
Linwood Roberds
Robby Williams
Mason Webster

Maryville College
Jeremey Goolsby
Clint Helton
Mark Morales

Piedmont College
Dale Bartek
Dave Bartek
Colton Bryant
Kevin Caldwell
Caleb Cochran
Matt Collins
Ed Cook
Kevin D’Antignac
John Duke
Tate Koons
Ethan Miers
James Moyer
Caleb Powell
Josh Strickland
Chris Thompson
Jon Desilets

Individual Sportsmanship Award
Huntingdon – Greg Clayton
LaGrange – Isaiah Whitfield
Maryville – Clint Helton
Piedmont – Dave Bartek 

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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