Blackburn Named ABCA All-Atlantic Region
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced the 2010 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA All-Atlantic Region Team as well as the 2010 All-America teams and Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. Georgia Southern senior first baseman Kyle Blackburn was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region Second Team.
Blackburn (Marietta, Ga.) finished his senior campaign leading the team in six offensive categories including batting average (.353), home runs (17), RBI (76), total bases (148), slugging percentage (.661) and walks (45). The left-handed hitter matched a career-high RBI driving in five runs against UNC Greensboro using two home runs in the contest – the fifth time in his career to hit two home runs in a game.
For his career, Blackburn hit .325 with 514 at-bats in four seasons. He collected 167 hits, 40 home runs and 142 RBI. His career slugging percentage was .623 and with only five fielding errors, Blackburn posted a .990 fielding percentage.
The Atlantic Region was well represented at the national level, as 12 of its First-Team All-Region players also were named to one of the three ABCA All-America teams, including three on the first team (UCF outfielder Chris Duffy, Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal, Virginia starting pitcher Danny Hultzen).
Georgia Tech led all Atlantic Region schools with four all-region picks. Coastal Carolina and Virginia each had three recipients, while Appalachian State and Miami posted two honorees apiece. Virginia had two All-America honorees to lead the region's schools.
2010 ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region Team
C: Yasmani Grandal, Miami
1B: Tony Plagman, Georgia Tech
2B: Dallas Poulk, North Carolina State
3B: Matt Leeds, College of Charleston
SS: Derek Dietrich, Georgia Tech
OF: Chris Duffy, UCF
OF: Nate Roberts, High Point
OF: Kyle Parker, Clemson
DH: Mac Doyle, Wofford
SP: Anthony Meo, Coastal Carolina
SP: Danny Hultzen, Virginia
SP: Asher Wojciechowski, The Citadel
SP: Deck McGuire, Georgia Tech
RP: Kevin Arico, Virginia
C: Jose Iglesias, Coastal Carolina
1B: Kyle Blackburn, Georgia Southern
2B: Wes Hobson, Appalachian State
3B: Matt Skole, Georgia Tech
SS: Jake Lemmerman, Duke
OF: Tyler Holt, Florida State
OF: Phil Gosselin, Virginia
OF: Austin Wates, Virginia Tech
DH: Thomas Nichols, Georgia Tech
SP: Cody Wheeler, Coastal Carolina
SP: Matt Harvey, North Carolina
SP: Chris Hernandez, Miami
RP: Chris Patterson, Appalachian State
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Thursday, 24 June 2010 10:46