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Owls Place Two on 2014 C-USA All Conference Teams


Florida Atlantic University baseball players Stephen Kerr and Brendon Sanger have earned All-Conference honors, Conference USA officials announced today.

Kerr (pictured) was named to both the All-Freshman Team and the All-Conference Second Team in his first season in collegiate baseball. Sanger, who led the Owls in batting average for the second consecutive year, was also named Second Team All-Conference. Both players ranked in the top 10 in Conference USA in both batting average and on-base percentage.

Kerr, a freshman from Margate, hit an impressive .324 with a team-high 38 runs and 10 stolen bases. He drew 21 walks while striking out just 16 times in 207 at-bats. Kerr’s 24 extra-base hits led the team, as did his six games with three hits. His 17 game reached-base streak was the longest of any Owl over the season. Kerr started every game at either shortstop or second base.

Sanger, a sophomore from Fort Myers, led FAU with a .332 batting average and led Conference USA in both walks with 35 and on-base percentage at .439. He amassed 20 multiple-hit games and tied for the team lead with three three-RBI outings. His 11-game hitting streak was the second longest on the squad. Sanger was one of five Owls to start every game, making 52 starts in right field and one as a designated hitter.


IF   Skyler Ewing, Jr., Rice
IF   Shane Hoelscher, Sr., Rice
IF   Zach Houchins, Sr., East Carolina
IF   Trent Miller, Sr., Middle Tennessee
OF   Jared Allen, Jr., Middle Tennessee
OF   Michael Aquino, Sr., Rice
OF   Nick Walker, Fr., Old Dominion
C   Aramis Garcia, Jr., FIU
DH/UT   Drew Reynolds, Sr., East Carolina
SP   Zac Curtis, Sr., Middle Tennessee
SP   Mike Franco, Sr., FIU
SP   Blake Fox, So., Rice
SP   Chase Mallard, Sr., UAB
RP   Ryan Williams, Sr., East Carolina


IF   Josiah Burney, Sr., Old Dominion
IF   Stephen Kerr, Fr., Florida Atlantic
IF   RJ Perucki, Sr., UTSA
IF   Mike Warren, Sr., UTSA
OF   Chase Davis, Jr., UAB
OF   Brendon Sanger, So., Florida Atlantic
OF   John Welborn, Sr., UTSA
C   John Clay Reeves, Jr., Rice
DH/UT   Matt Durst, Jr., Southern Miss
SP   Conor Fisk, Sr., Southern Miss
SP   Alex Luna, Jr., UAB
SP   Brock Hartson, So., UTSA
SP   Chris Mourelle, Fr., FIU
RP   Bradley Roney, Jr., Southern Miss


1B   Bryce Harman, East Carolina
2B   Stephen Kerr, Florida Atlantic
2B   T.J. Nichting, Charlotte
2B   CJ Pickering, UTSA
2B   Charlie Yorgen, East Carolina
3B   Hunter Hope, Tulane
OF   Corey Bird, Marshall
OF   Dylan Burdeaux, Southern Miss
OF   Nick Walker, Old Dominion
RHP   Chris Mourelle, FIU
RHP   Jon Duplantier, Rice
LHP   Thomas Lowery, UAB
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When you look at the lines for OF, Sanger and Rocklein should have been 1st team.  If you did the infield by position rather than stocking up on 3B with the any 4 infielders vote, Chatham should have made 2nd team.
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mlbboca said

When you look at the lines for OF, Sanger and Rocklein should have been 1st team.  If you did the infield by position rather than stocking up on 3B with the any 4 infielders vote, Chatham should have made 2nd team.

Posted On: May 21st 2014, 4:43 PM #331656


We got hosed…but believe a lot of that had to do with the results. If we would have made the tourney, do you think it would have helped the cause?
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If we had clinched a week or two earlier, maybe.  

There are a couple on the all conference teams that I would have been embarrassed to have even nominated. Maybe they got in on due to an abundance of the "tank to opposition that could knock our guys out" vote.

You look at the pitching award winners - we beat them.
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I think the 1st and 2nd team are about right. Taking into consideration the stats for the entire year. C.J. was the guy moving up statistically as the year went on. He just ran out of time. I would like to see him put on ten pounds of muscle. That would separate him from the crowd and give him a little more pop. We should be well represented next season.
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When you compared CJ to the other SS (his "natural" position and where we'll mostly likely see him next year), he's easily #2 and Kerr #1 2B. But the voting is just IF, not infield by position. I'd have loved to have had a radar gun on some of CJ's throws this year. I think in a few games he had the best velocity in the game.
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