Barton duo selected to NCBWA All-Region team

Barton duo selected to NCBWA All-Region team
by Cory Guinn

PEMBROKE, N.C. – Barton College baseball players Calvin Hawke and Andrew Webster have both earned a spot on the 2017 National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America Division II All-Southeast Region Team.

The NCBWA all-region award is the second such honor for Webster, who was a second team member last year, and a first for Hawke as both Bulldogs earned a spot on the first team.

Hawke, a senior from Wendell, N.C., was named as the First Team utility player after ranking second on the team with a .391 batting average.

He totaled 68 hits during the season, including nine doubles, a school-record five triples and eight home runs, while driving in 38 RBI and scoring 45 runs. Hawke led the team with 28 stolen bases and recorded a .950 fielding percentage over 48 games and also earned a spot on the Conference Carolinas All-Conference First Team.

Webster, a senior from Pittsboro, N.C., was recognized as a the First Team catcher after leading the team in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, total hits, home runs and total RBI. He joined Hawke on the All-Conference First Team as well.

He turned in a .401 batting average during the season with 75 total hits, including 16 doubles and 21 home runs, to go along with a .511 on-base percentage and an .824 slugging percentage. He drove in a league-high 58 RBI and scored 58 runs of his own in 51 games, while drawing 39 walks.

2017 NCBWA All-Southeast Region Teams

Player of the Year: Brandon Benson, Georgia College
Pitcher of the Year: Austin Hutchison, University of Mount Olive
Coach of the Year: Carl Lancaster, University of Mount Olive

FIRST TEAM

Catcher: Andrew Webster, Barton College
First Base: Mason McClellan, Columbus State University
Second Base: Hunter Merrill, Mars Hill University
Shortstop: Brandon Benson, Georgia College
Third Base: Chase Allen, Limestone College
Outfield: Nick Beinlich, Belmont Abbey College
Outfield: Michael Gouge, University of North Georgia
Outfield: Luke Setzer, Catawba College
Designated Hitter: Zach Mozingo, University of Mount Olive
Utility: Calvin Hawke, Barton College
Starting Pitcher: Joseph Benitez, USC Aiken
Starting Pitcher: Austin Hutchison, University of Mount Olive
Starting Pitcher: Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Relief Pitcher: Zach Mozingo, University of Mount Olive

SECOND TEAM

Catcher: Zach Almond, Catawba College
First Base: Drew Ellis, University of Mount Olive
Second Base: Kyle Smith, Catawba College
Shortstop: Connor Hoover, University of North Georgia
Third Base: Cal Gentry, Georgia College
Outfield: Logan Augustine, Lincoln Memorial University
Outfield: Mitchell Price, USC Aiken
Outfield: Mike Warren, Armstrong State University
Designated Hitter: Ryan Patterson, Armstrong State University
Utility: Colin Rosenbaum, Belmont Abbey College
Starting Pitcher: Caleb Kutsche, Columbus State University
Starting Pitcher: Daniel McCrary, University of North Georgia
Starting Pitcher: Bruce Zimmerman, University of Mount Olive
Relief Pitcher: Bryan Blanton, Catawba College