Chase Griffin Completes Sweep of Awards
STATESBORO, Ga. - A day after being the named the coaches' pick for Freshman of the Year, Chase Griffin (Leesburg, Ga.) was named the Southern Conference's Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league's Sports Media Association. Griffin is the fourth Eagle to earn the award and the first since Brett Lewis in 1999.
After leading all freshman in Division I in home runs for most of the season, The freshman catcher was the first Georgia Southern freshman to hit 10 home runs in a season since Steve Walson hit 12 in 1996. Griffin is second on the team with a .306 batting average and has started in 46 games behind the plate.
Eric Phillips (Carrollton, Ga.) reprised his role from the Coaches' All-Conference team and was tabbed to the Media's All-Conference First Team. The selection was his fourth All-Conference Team selection of his career. Phillips, who set the school's all-time hits record last weekend, finished the regular season with a team-best .393 batting average, 21 doubles and 52 RBIs.
The Georgia Southern Baseball team will make its 21st-straight appearance in the Southern Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The Eagles will face Elon in their first game at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
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- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 04:59