Posted by Mack Ade at 12:00 PM
Hudson Belinsky - @hudsonbelinsky - State College of Florida junior LHP Brendon Little flashing stuff for a while, command not there. Allowed a three run HR to Raudy Martinez.
Pavin Smith - junior 1B - Virginia - .308/.374/.526, 5 HR, 25 RBI
UV 2016: • Second-Team All-ACC selection at first base • Named Preseason Third-Team All-American by Baseball America • Second on team and seventh in ACC with 57 RBI • Ranked seventh nationally with eight sacrifice flies • Hit grand slam against VMI (2/23) • Was 4-for-9 with three RBI in Wake Forest series • Was 4-for-10 in Louisville series (hit 3-run home run in win on March 25) • Ripped 3-run home run in 10th inning at Boston College (4/10) • Went 4-for-10 and scored three runs in UNC series • Homered and reached base five times in 3-for-3, three-RBI day at Old Dominion (4/26) • Was 4-for-9 with three walks in Georgia Tech series • Was 6-for-13 with five runs in ACC tournament • Named to NCAA Charlotteville Regional All-Tournament Team • Went 5-for-15 in NCAA regional; hit two home runs against East Carolina (6/4), becoming first player in program history to record a multiple-homer game in the NCAA tournament
Dre Gleason - senior 1B - Austin Peay - .469/.561/.844, 6 HR, 30 RBI
APC - As a junior in 2016 - Played in 56 of Govs 57 games, starting 54 contests all at first base. Finished season batting .320 while leading APSU with 54 RBI and 43 walks. Also had a career-high nine home runs. Hit two grand slams during the season, the first coming at Mercer, March 5. Second came at opposite end of the season, May 13 at SIUE. Opened season with a hit in 25 of first 29 games and was batting .402 after April 9 contest against Southeast Missouri. That opening stretch included a 14-game hit streak and an 11-game hit streak. Batted .500 during the 14-game streak with 21 RBI, five home runs and 11 walks. The following 11-game hit streak saw him batt .375 with 15 RBI and six doubles. Enjoyed a four-game stretch, Feb. 21-27, that saw him post 13 RBI and 12 hits (.705 batting average). Had back-to-back four-hit games to start that streak: going 4-for-5 with four RBI and three doubles against Bradley, Feb. 21, and following that with a 4-for-5, five RBI outing against Southern Illinois, Feb. 23. As hot start wound down, began to pick up walks, earning 10 in a six-game stretch, April 9-19. Was held hitless by Memphis, April 12, but walked three times and posted two RBI. Recorded 24 of his 43 walks in regular-season’s second half. His 43 walks nearly equaling his career total entering the campaign (44). Supplied game-winning RBI in Govs OVC tournament opener against Belmont, May 25, with his second-inning single. It was part of a 1-for-4, two-RBI outing which also saw him drive in a run when he beat out a potential double-play ball in the sixth.
Logan Warmoth North Carolina .364/.451/.623, 4 HR, 13 RBI –
UNC - Sophomore Season (2016) - Elite defensive shortstop had a breakout season at the plate as a sophomore • Started 53 games at shortstop and hit .337 with 14 doubles, two triples and four homers • Also drove in a team-best 53 runs and stole eight bases • Posted a .337/.402/.481 slash line • Had a big power surge late in the year, hitting all four of his home runs in the final 13 games, including a walk-off homer against Louisville on May 7 • Posted a scorching .466/.528/.724 slash line over the final 15 games on the season and drove in a team-high 22 runs during that span • Finished with 22 multi-hit games, including a career-high four hits against UNCW on April 26 and NC State on May 19 • Drove in multiple runs 15 times, including a career-best four at Duke on March 20 and at NCSU on May 20 • Made just 11 errors in 212 defensive chances and was part of 30 double plays • Hit .270 with four homers in the Cape Cod League for Brewster.
Jake Scheiner Houston .455/.506/.935, 9 HR, 29 RBI –
UHCougars - Played two seasons for head coach Damon Neidlinger at Santa Rosa JC…Led team to a League and State Championship in 2016…Named the Big 8 MVP… Selected as the NorCal Player of the Year…Earned First Team All-American honors as well as State Championship MVP honors.