Barton baseball duo earns 2019 Collegiate Baseball Southeast Region Preseason honors

Barton sophomore Colby Warren was named a 2019 Collegiate Baseball preseason Player To Watch for the Southeast Region.  Photo by Doug Page
Barton sophomore Colby Warren was named a 2019 Collegiate Baseball preseason Player To Watch for the Southeast Region. Photo by Doug Page

TUSCON, Ariz. – Two members of the Barton College baseball team – sophomore infielder Colby Warren (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) and junior pitcher Jakob Ryan (Carrollton, Va.) – garnered NCAA Division II Collegiate Baseball preseason accolades for the Southeast Region.  Warren was named a Player To Watch while Ryan was named a Newcomer To Watch.

Warren started all 48 games for the Bulldogs last year while being named the 2018 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year.  Warren batted .313 with a team-leading 12 home runs and 31 runs batted in to go along with a .387 on-base percentage and a team-best .572 slugging percentage. 

Ryan, a transfer from George Mason University, lettered two years with the Patriots while compiling seven strikeouts in 12 appearances with one start.

Barton opens the season on Saturday, February 2, against Flagler in a doubleheader on the road beginning at Noon in Saint Augustine, Fla.  The Bulldogs' first home game takes place on Saturday, February 9, against Nyack (N.Y.), also starting at Noon (doubleheader).

2019 NCAA Division II Collegiate Baseball
Southeast Region Preseason Honors

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
P – Kolton Ingram, Columbus State
OF – Luke Jackson, UNC Pembroke
2B – Dalton Martin, Tusculum
P – Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
C – Andre Perez, North Georgia
OF – Connor Grant, North Greenville
P – Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial
C – Matt Honeycutt, Mars Hill
1B – Matthew Miller, Georgia College
2B – Seth Hartings, UNC Pembroke
3B – Chase Allen, Limestone
SS – Colin Allman, Newberry
OF – Austin Pharr, Columbus State
RP – Bradley Cammack, Georgia College
OF – Nate Estes, Mount Olive
SS – Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial

PLAYERS TO WATCH
SS – Jeremy Simpson, Catawba
1B – Quinton Bent, Southern Wesleyan
RHP – Mitchell Spence, USC Aiken
RHP – Austin Turgeon, Wingate
1B – Aaron Anderson, Flagler
P – Josh Vincent, Chowan
OF – Chandler Castleberry, Anderson
OF – Brett Brubaker, Mars Hill
UTIL – J.T. Stone, Mount Olive
RHP – Parker Morrison, North Georgia
1B – Colby Warren, Barton
RHP – Jon Koski, Coker
OF – Wesley Wommack, Georgia College
CF – Dalton Hyman, Newberry
OF/LHP – Jonathan Martin, Georgia Southwestern
RHP – John Grigg, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF – Ethan Baucom, UNC Pembroke