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FAU's Adams, Gomber & Pittman Earn 2013 SBC Baseball All-Conference Honors

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FAU's Adams, Gomber & Pittman Earn 2013 SBC Baseball All-Conference Honors

2013 Sun Belt Baseball All-Conference First Team

Daniel Wright (Arkansas State, Senior, SP)
Austin Gomber (Florida Atlantic, Sophomore, SP)
Austin Robichaux (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, SP)
Shane McCain (Troy, Junior, SP)
Hugh Adams (Florida Atlantic, RS-Senior, RP)
Aramis Garcia (FIU, Sophomore, C)
Ryan Huck (WKU, Senior, 1B)
Robby Campbell (South Alabama, Senior, 2B)
Tyler Vaughn (Troy, Junior, SS)
Logan Pierce (Troy, Senior, 3B)
Dex Kjerstad (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, OF)
Seth Harrison (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, OF)
Danny Collins (Troy, Junior, OF)
Dustin Dalken (South Alabama, Senior, DH)
Jordan Patterson (South Alabama, Junior, UTIL)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball All-Conference Second Team

Chance Cleveland (UALR, Senior, SP)
Matt Bell (South Alabama, Junior, SP)
Kyle Bartsch (South Alabama, Senior, RP)
Whitt Dorsey (South Alabama, Senior, C)
Trae Santos (Troy, Junior, 1B)
Johnny Thomas (Middle Tennessee, Senior, 2B)
Blake Trahan (Louisiana-Lafayette, Freshman, SS)
Tyler Girouard (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, 3B)
Nathan Pittman (Florida Atlantic, Senior, OF)
Ryan Stephens (Middle Tennessee, Jr., OF)
Nolan Earley (South Alabama, Senior, OF)
Caleb Adams (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, DH)
Ryan Leonards (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, UTIL)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball Player of the Year

Jordan Patterson (South Alabama, Junior, UTIL)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Shane McCain (Troy, Junior, SP)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball Freshman of the Year

Blake Trahan (Louisiana-Lafayette, SS)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball Ron Maestri Coach of the Year

Mark Calvi, South Alabama
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Re: FAU's Adams, Gomber & Pittman Earn 2013 SBC Baseball All-Conference Honors

FAU release via SID Justin Johnson…

Florida Atlantic University baseball players Hugh Adams, Austin Gomber and Nathan Pittman were named to the Sun Belt All-Conference Team, which was announced at the SBC pre-tournament banquet on Tuesday.

Gomber, a sophomore starter from Winter Garden, and Adams, a senior reliever from Bethesda, MD earned First Team All-Sun Belt honors as pitchers. Gomber went 5-4 on the season, and recorded a conference best 2.80 ERA while tallying 88 strikeouts to just 25 walks in 86.2 innings of work. He was named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week after throwing 7.1 shutout innings in a win over FIU earlier this season.

Adams returned to the mound in 2013 after missing last season due to an injury. He leads the Sun Belt in saves this season with 15, and is tied for the all-time career lead in conference history with 28. Adams also threw four innings in relief earlier this season against Western Kentucky to pick up a win. Gomber and Adams helped guide the Owls’ pitching staff to a league best 3.63 team ERA.

Senior Nathan Pittman was named to the All-Sun Belt Second Team as an outfielder. The Bradenton native is second on the team with a .339 batting average, including a .367 average in Sun Belt play. He has tallied a team-high 13-game hitting streak and leads the team in hits (63), stolen bases (11) and on-base percentage (.463). Pittman also is tied for the team lead with 40 runs scored this season.

The Owls will begin play in the Sun Belt Tournament on Wednesday versus Western Kentucky at 10 a.m. eastern. Live stats of the game will be available at fausports.com. Live video of the Sun Belt Conference tournament from Lafayette, La. will be available at www.sunbeltsports.org.
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