Harris tabbed for ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region squad

Harris tabbed for ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region squad

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo redshirt junior Dylan Harris claimed his third All-South Region honor of the post-season when he was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-South Region team, as selected by the region's ABCA-member coaches.

Harris was a Second Team honoree as an Infielder.

Harris played all 49 games for Saint Leo, and finished the regular season leading both Saint Leo and all of the Sunshine State Conference with a .448 batting average and 99 hits. He ranked fifth and second respectively in those two categories among NCAA Division II statistical leaders at the end of the 2017 regular season.

The Land O' Lakes, Fla., native's 99 hits were the most by a Saint Leo baseball player since Brian Krot's 102 hits during the 1999 campaign. Harris finished the season with 257 career hits, just 14 shy of teammate Alex Mata's career hits record of 271.

Of his 99 hits, 24 were for extra bases including 20 doubles and four home runs. Harris drove in 33 runs while scoring 49 himself. He finished the year with a .593 slugging percentage and a .472 on-base percentage. Harris went 15-for-19 on the base paths in stolen bases this season, moving him to 40 stolen bases in his career.

From February 11 to April 1, Harris recorded a team best 26-game hitting streak before capping off the 2017 campaign with a 13-game hit streak.

The accolade adds to an impressive list of awards for the Lions' third baseman and outfielder. Harris previously earned Second Team All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), after earlier earning First Team All-South Region accolades from the group. He was tabbed as a Second Team All-South Region selection on the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) team. Harris was named a Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference selection from the conference's head coaches.

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2017 ABCA/RAWLINGS DIVISION II ALL-SOUTH REGION TEAMS

NCAA Div. II South All-Region First Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Nathan Wierzgac

Sr.

Lee

TN

1B

Zack Shannon

Jr.

Delta State

MS

2B

Jancarlos Cintron

Sr.

Nova Southeastern

FL

3B

Tyler Curtis

Sr.

Lynn

FL

SS

Kevin Santa

Sr.

Tampa

FL

INF

J.D. Osborne

Sr.

Tampa

FL

OF

Dalton Murray

Jr.

Valdosta State

GA

OF

Julian Abreu

Sr.

Barry

FL

OF

Mitch Reeves

Sr.

Florida Southern

FL

OF

Clay Casey

Jr.

Delta State

MS

DH

Luke Phillips

Fr.

West Alabama

AL

P

Jake Walsh

Jr.

Florida Southern

FL

P

David Lebron

Jr.

Tampa

FL

P

Seth Birdsong

Jr.

Delta State

MS

P

Tyler Joyner

Jr.

North Alabama

AL

RP

Cameron Hanes

Sr.

Florida Southern

FL

 

NCAA Div. II South All-Region Second Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Chris Corbett

Sr.

Rollins

FL

1B

Kyle Hubbuch

Jr.

North Alabama

AL

2B

Nick Conti

So.

Eckerd

FL

3B

Nolen Milton

So.

Union

TN

SS

Pat Dorrian

Jr.

Lynn

FL

INF

Dylan Harris

Jr.

Saint Leo

FL

OF

Andrew McCoy

Jr.

Benedict

SC

OF

Nick Delgado

Sr.

West Alabama

AL

OF

Drake Tucker

Sr.

North Alabama

AL

OF

Cody Burgess

Jr.

Florida Southern

FL

OF

Peter Nicoletto

Sr.

Rollins

FL

DH

Vin Cosenzo

Sr.

Tampa

FL

P

Hunter Jones

Jr.

Valdosta State

GA

P

Will Myers

Sr.

Alabama-Huntsville

AL

P

Sean Bretz

Fr.

Spring Hill

AL

P

Brad Case

So.

Rollins

FL

RP

Zach Osbon

Sr.

Delta State

MS

 

South Position Player of the Year: Zack Shannon, Jr., 1B, Delta State

South Pitcher of the Year: David Lebron, Jr., Tampa