Wild times in the Southern Coference:Marrero(WG/UNCG) Top Freshman by media, while Davis(NEG/APP) Top Freshman by coaches[Butler(SEG/COC) 2nd Team All-Conference

Posted by Andy Durham on May 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm under College, High School | 5 Comments to Read

*****Kind of wild and crazy over in the Southern Conference for baseball with Jaylin Davis(Northeast Guilford HS/Appalachian State) being named the Top Freshman in the league by the coaches and Nin Marrero(Western Guilford HS/UNCG) being tabbed the Top Freshman in the league by the media….Plus Blake Butler from Southeast Guilford, made Second Team All-Southern Conference as the College of Charleston second baseman…

Davis in the outfield for APP and Marrero at second base for UNCG and you can see it all below when you keep on scrolling down….*****
+++++Plus all three, Davis, Marrero and Butler made the All-Freshman Team and it is donw below too…+++++

2013 SoCon Sports Media Association Baseball All-Conference

Player of the Year – Tyler White, Sr., 3B, Western Carolina
Pitcher of the Year – Austin Pritcher, Sr., RHP, The Citadel
Freshman of the Year – Benigno Marrero, 2B, UNCG
Coach of the Year – Bobby Moranda, Western Carolina

First Team
SP Jamie Nunn, Appalachian State
SP Austin Pritcher, The Citadel
RP Preston Hatcher, Western Carolina
C Joe Jackson, The Citadel
1B Ryan Kinsella, Elon
2B Hector Crespo, Appalachian State
SS Aaron Attaway, Western Carolina
3B Tyler White, Western Carolina
OF Christian Wolfe, UNCG
OF Christiaan Durdaller, Samford
OF Phillip Ervin, Samford
OF Julian Ridings, Western Carolina
DH C.K. Irby, Samford

Second Team
SP Kyle Webb, Elon
SP Jeremy Null, Western Carolina
RP Skylar Hunter, The Citadel
C Adam Martin, Western Carolina
1B Calvin Orth, The Citadel
2B Blake Butler, College of Charleston
SS Will Callaway, Appalachian State
3B Chris Ohmstede, Furman
OF Brandon Murray, College of Charleston
OF Hughston Armstrong, The Citadel
OF Sebastian Gomez, Elon
DH Bo Thompson, The Citadel

2013 SoCon Baseball All-Southern Conference Team from the coaches

Player of the Year – Ryan Kinsella, Jr., 1B, Elon
Pitcher of the Year – Austin Pritcher, Sr., RHP, The Citadel
Freshman of the Year – Jaylin Davis, OF, Appalachian State
Coach of the Year – Bobby Moranda, Western Carolina

First Team
SP Austin Pritcher, The Citadel
SP Jamie Nunn, Appalachian State
RP Preston Hatcher, Western Carolina
C Joe Jackson, The Citadel
1B Ryan Kinsella, Elon
2B Hector Crespo, Appalachian State
SS Aaron Attaway, Western Carolina
3B Tyler White, Western Carolina
OF Christian Wolfe, UNCG
OF Phillip Ervin, Samford
OF Julian Ridings, Western Carolina
DH C.K. Irby, Samford

Second Team
SP Kyle Webb, Elon
SP Jeremy Null, Western Carolina
RP Skylar Hunter, The Citadel
C Adam Martin, Western Carolina
1B Alex Abrams, Furman
2B Blake Butler, College of Charleston
2B Mason Davis, The Citadel
SS Will Callaway, Appalachian State
3B Trevor Edwards, UNCG
OF Brandon Murray, College of Charleston
OF Hughston Armstrong, The Citadel
OF Christiaan Durdaller, Samford
DH Bo Thompson, The Citadel

All-Freshman Team
Jaylin Davis, Appalachian State

Dillon Dobson, Appalachian State
Blake Butler, College of Charleston
Nathan Helvey, College of Charleston
Carl Wise, College of Charleston
Skylar Hunter, The Citadel
Sam Foy, Davidson
Jordan Simpson, Furman
Ryan Clark, UNCG
Benigno Marrero, UNCG
Richard Greene, Samford
Jonathan Waszak, Western Carolina
Will Stillman, Wofford

*****On Marrero(Western Guilford HS) from the SoCon web site:
Marrero is ninth in the league with a .352 batting average this season. The rookie from Greensboro, N.C., started 54 of UNCG’s 55 contests at second base this season, putting together an impressive inaugural campaign that saw him compile 10 doubles and three homers among his 70 hits. He scored 36 runs, drove in 28 and drew 16 walks.*****

*****On Davis(Northeast Guilford HS) from the SoCon site:
Davis has seen action in all 50 of Appalachian State’s games with 49 starts in center field. The McLeansville, N.C., native is hitting .271 on the year with 12 doubles, four triples and four home runs, with his four triples good for third in the league. He has stolen 11 bases and has driven in 33 runs, scoring 28 of his own, while his 52 hits are third on the team. Davis is the Mountaineers’ first Freshman of the Year since Kenny Osborne took the award in 1993. He is the fourth Appalachian State player to earn the distinction.*****


  • Proud to call Greensboro home said,

    Congrats guys….It’s good to see our guys doing so well. Keep up the good work.

  • Andy Durham said,

    NEG, WG and SEG fans ought to be going crazy over this news…

    You fans need to wake up and give a shout out to your players…This is a BIG honor for these three kids and they have done a lot to put their former high schools on the baseball map….

    Good job Jaylin, Nin and Blake and now we need to hear from the rest of you…..

  • 77 Hornet said,

    This is incredible news!!! Way to go Nin!!!

  • Andy Durham said,

    That’s what I am talking about right there. Need more of that. That’s bringing it.

  • Carmine Pagano said,

    Sorry Andy been away for a few days. Your right, these kids all deserve a big S/O! I personally had the pleasure to work with all three, all great young men to go along with all that baseball talent! As for Blake and Jaylin, they have both been “SIXTH TOOL” program members at Carolina Acceleration during their high school playing days! As they say, WANT MORE…DO MORE. YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE! Congrats boys!!! HWPO