2009 ASC Baseball All-Division Teams, Awards Announced

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RICHARDSON, Texas –– The University of Texas at Dallas senior third baseman Cody Ross and Sul Ross State University junior shortstop Javier Arrieta earned player of the year honors, while University of Texas at Tyler senior right-hander Brett Holland, Hardin-Simmons University senior right-hander Kyle Barton and Concordia Texas University junior right-hander Michael Johnson earned pitcher of the year accolades to highlight the 2009 American Southwest Conference baseball awards, following a division-only vote by head coaches, the conference office announced on Wednesday (May 6).

Ross (Austin, TX / Wharton JC) was named East Division Player of the Year after winning the division batting title with a .439 average. He led the league with 87 hits, 21 doubles and 159 total bases. His 64 runs scored tied an ASC-high. Ross also hit 15 home runs and collected 67 RBIs.

Arrieta (El Paso, TX (Mt. View HS) earned the title of West Division Player of the Year after batting .461 with 17 home runs, 15 doubles and 51 RBIs. He led the league with a .921 slugging percentage. His home runs total and 140 total bases were top marks in the West. Arrieta was also 15-for-17 on stolen bases.

Holland (Lindale, TX (LHS) was named East Division Pitcher of the Year after going 9-4 with a division-low ERA of 2.46 and recording an ASC-high 112 strikeouts. He recorded one save and logged 84 innings of work, helping the Patriots to their first ASC title.

Johnson (Bellaire, TX (Northeast Christian) and Barton (Seymour, TX / SHS) shared the honor of West Division Pitcher of the Year. Johnson went 7-2 with a 2.38 ERA and recorded a division-high 109 strikeouts over 68 innings. He also hurled an ASC-high seven complete games. Barton went 9-1 with five saves and recorded 79 strikeouts over 63 innings. He also tied the league-high by picking off four base runners.

All five were first team selections in their respective divisions.

Other East Division award winners were Mississippi College junior right-hander Tyler Seaman (Pascagoula, MC / Jones County JC), who was named newcomer of the year after going 5-3 and tossing two no-hitters. LeTourneau outfielder Nick Mihalco (Spring, TX / Klein Collins HS) was named freshman of the year after batting .328 with 14 doubles. Texas-Dallas’ Jake Eisman (Highland Village, TX / FM Marcus HS) and Texas-Tyler’s Kendall Fox (Carrollton, TX / Creekview HS) – both senior outfielders – shared the title of East Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year. Mississippi College’s Brian Owens, Tim Kendrick and Jake Bell guided the Choctaws to a share of the division title and took home coaching staff of the year honors.

Other West Division award winners were Texas Lutheran third baseman/right-handed pitcher Jeremy Macklin (Austin, TX / Huston-Tillotson), who shared top newcomer honors with CTX’s Johnson. Macklin went 6-1 with a league-low 1.99 ERA on the mound and batted .456 with a division-high 67 RBIs. TLU right-hander Brad Orosey (Houston, TX / Cypress Creek HS) was named freshman of the year after going 10-1 – which tied for the most victories in the ASC – and logging a league-high 92 innings. Hardin-Simmons sophomore left-handed pitcher Sam Walker (Abilene TX / AHS) was voted West Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year. Hardin-Simmons and Texas Lutheran shared the coaching staff of the year award. HSU earned the right to host a first-round series of the ASC tournament and was guided by Steve Coleman, Brad Holcomb, Ben Burum, Brad Coleman and Blake Koch, while TLU claimed the division crown and was led by Greg Burnett, B.J. Griffith, Brian Wallace, Ryan Hindt and Fla Strawn.

[Note: ASC baseball awards are given only at the division level.]

-ASC EAST DIVISION BASEBALL AWARDS-

East Division Player of the Year:Cody Ross, 3B, Sr., University of Texas at Dallas
East Division Pitcher of the Year: Brett Holland, RHP, Sr., University of Texas at Tyler
East Division Newcomer of the Year: Tyler Seaman, RHP, Jr., Mississippi College
East Division Freshman of the Year: Nick Mihalco, OF, LeTourneau University
East Division Co-Sportsmanship Athletes of the Year:
Jake Eisman, OF, Sr., University of Texas at Dallas; Kendall Fox, OF, Sr., University of Texas at Tyler
East Division Coaching Staff of the Year:
Mississippi College (Brian Owens, Tim Kendrick, Jake Bell)

ALL-EAST DIVISION FIRST TEAM
1B Tyler Bray Sr. Louisiana College Shreveport, LA (Bossier Parish CC)
2B Tim Bruss Sr. Mississippi College Oxford, MS (OHS)
SS Chad Dalaeiden Sr. Texas-Tyler Cave Creek, AZ (Phoenix)
3B Cody Ross Sr. Texas-Dallas Austin, TX (Wharton JC)
C Nathan Skeen Jr. Texas-Tyler White Oak, TX (Hendrix)
OF Jared Smith Sr. Texas-Dallas New Caney, TX (Tyler JC)
OF Bo Bell Jr. Mississippi College Gulfport, MS (GHS)
OF Kyle Pope Jr. East Texas Baptist Longview, TX (Texas-Tyler)
DH Neal Gordon Sr. Texas-Dallas Houston, TX (UT-Arlington)
UTL Bruce Cameron Sr. Ozarks Houston, TX (Episcopal HS)
SP Brett Holland Sr. Texas-Tyler Lindale, TX (LHS)
SP Tyler Seaman Jr. Mississippi College Pascagoula, MS (Jones County JC)
RP Beau Ziegler Sr. Texas-Tyler North Wales, PA (Gloucester)

ALL-EAST DIVISION SECOND TEAM
1B Todd Koch# Sr. Ozarks San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)
Joseph Towns# Sr. Texas-Tyler Carrollton, TX (Newman Smith HS)
2B Brock Lemire Sr. Texas-Tyler Nederland, TX (Lubbock Christian)
SS Cory Briggs# Jr. Ozarks Greencastle, PA (Greencastle Antrim)
Jacob Starnes# Fr. Texas-Dallas Sugar Land, TX (Fort Bend Baptist Aca.)
3B Paige Hodges Sr. Texas-Tyler Crowley, LA (Miss. College)
C Adam Hudec Jr. Texas-Dallas Sugar Land, TX (North Lake College)
OF David Roux Sr. Louisiana College Denham Springs, LA (Baton Rouge CC)
OF David Smith Sr. Ozarks Rowlett, TX (RHS)
OF Kendall Fox# Sr. Texas-Tyler Carrollton, TX (Creekview HS)
OF Jared Hood# Sr. Texas-Tyler Marshall, TX (Hill JC)
DH Andrew Teaster Jr. Ozarks Hollister, MO (Evangel College)
UTL Ed Hurta Sr. LeTourneau Freeport, TX (Brazosport HS)
SP Brett Hinson Sr. Mississippi College Vidalia, LA (Mississippi Delta CC)
SP Blake Booher Sr. Texas-Tyler Hurst, TX (L.D. Bell HS)
RP Adam Spinn Jr. Texas-Dallas Holland, TX (HHS)

ALL-EAST DIVISION HONORABLE MENTION
1B Andy Smith So. Mississippi College Pascagoula, MS (PHS)
Matt Hale Jr. East Texas Baptist Jefferson, TX (Tyler JC)
2B Chris Biguenet Sr. Texas-Dallas Plano, TX (Erskine College)
Jeremy Phillips Jr. East Texas Baptist Daingerfield, TX (Central Baptist)
Hunter White Sr. Louisiana College Winnsboro, LA (Franklin Academy)
3B Bruce Cameron Sr. Ozarks Houston, TX (Episcopal HS)
Ryan Yezak So. East Texas Baptist Bryan, TX (Brazos Christian Academy)
C Jeremy Hogan Jr. Ozarks Carthage, TX (Arkansas Tech)
Jacob Daniel So. Mississippi College Gulfport, MS (Mississippi Gulf Coast JC)
Joey Ramos Jr. LeTourneau Waller, TX (Prairie View A&M)
OF Chase Herrin# Jr. Mississippi College Hattiesburg, MS (Delta State)
Brannon Walls# Jr. Mississippi College Ridgeland, MS (RHS)
Jake Eisman& Sr. Texas-Dallas Highland Village, TX (FM Marcus HS)
Ed Hurta& Sr. LeTourneau Freeport, TX (Brazosport HS)
Austin Newell& Jr. Texas-Tyler Kennedale, TX (Baylor)
UTL Jeremy Harding Sr. Texas-Tyler Houston, TX (Cedar Valley CC)
Neal Gordon Sr. Texas-Dallas Houston, TX (UT-Arlington)
SP Damion Chelakis Sr. Texas-Dallas Houston, TX (Brookhaven JC)
Drew Waggoner# Sr. Texas-Dallas Dallas, TX (Hillcrest HS)
Chase Willard# So. East Texas Baptist Celina, TX (CHS)
RP John Scheuring Sr. Ozarks Bryan, TX (BHS)
Tommy Rozell Sr. Texas-Tyler Chandler, TX (Northwestern State)
Chris Tampke Sr. LeTourneau Nacogdoches, TX (Wharton)

-ASC WEST DIVISION BASEBALL AWARDS-

West Division Player of the Year: Javier Arrieta, SS, Jr., Sul Ross State University

West Division Co-Pitchers of the Year:

Kyle Barton, RHP, Sr., Hardin-Simmons University; Michael Johnson, RHP, Jr., Concordia University Texas

West Division Co-Newcomers of the Year:

Michael Johnson, RHP, Jr., Concordia University Texas; Jeremy Macklin, 3B/RHP, Sr., Texas Lutheran University

West Division Freshman of the Year: Brad Orosey, RHP, Texas Lutheran University

West Division Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Sam Walker, LHP, So., Hardin-Simmons University

West Division Co-Coaching Staffs of the Year:

Hardin-Simmons University (Steve Coleman, Brad Holcomb, Ben Burum, Brad Coleman and Blake Koch); Texas Lutheran University (Greg Burnett, B.J. Griffith, Brian Wallace, Ryan Hindt and Fla Strawn)

(Listed in order of voting point totals; #, & indicates tie in voting at that position)

ALL-WEST DIVISION FIRST TEAM
1B Blake Shaffer Sr. Howard Payne Brownwood, TX (Cisco JC)
2B Tre Lips Sr. McMurry Terrytown, LA (THS)
SS Javier Arrieta Jr. Sul Ross State El Paso, TX (Mt. View HS)
3B Jeremy Macklin Sr. Texas Lutheran Austin, TX (Huston-Tillotson)
C J.T. Armstrong Jr. Hardin-Simmons Garland, TX (GHS)
OF Joseph Villegas Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Manchaca, TX (Hays HS)
OF Tom Williams Sr. Concordia Texas Austin, TX (McLennan CC)
OF Jake Mullins So. McMurry Burleson, TX (BHS)
DH Regan Dixon Jr. Hardin-Simmons Arlington, TX (Arlington Martin HS)
UTL R.B. Garza Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Katy, TX (Cinco Ranch HS)
SP Michael Johnson Jr. Concordia Texas Bellaire, TX (San Jacinto JC)
SP Jared Hopper So. Mary Hardin-Baylor Kingwood, TX (Northeast Christian)
RP Kyle Barton Sr. Hardin-Simmons Seymour, TX (SHS)

ALL-WEST DIVISION SECOND TEAM
1B James Gage Sr. Hardin-Simmons Lewisville, TX (LHS)
2B Ray Martinez Sr. Schreiner Boerne, TX (BHS)
SS Brian Weeks So. Hardin-Simmons Tomball, TX (THS)
3B Stephen Derrick Sr. McMurry Cedar Park, TX (Navarro JC)
C Garrett Ison Fr. Howard Payne Cedar Park, TX (Cisco JC)
OF Ryan Nokelby Jr. Texas Lutheran Santa Fe, TX (SFHS)
OF Kyle Harvey Sr. Texas Lutheran Houston, TX (Houston Christian HS)
OF Richard Sanchez# Sr. Schreiner Uvalde, TX (UHS)
OF Andrew White# Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Houston, TX (Cy-Creek HS)
DH Weston Franco Sr. McMurry Comanche, TX (Cisco JC)
UTL Jeremy Macklin Sr. Texas Lutheran Austin, TX (Huston-Tillotson)
SP Brad Orosey Fr. Texas Lutheran Houston, TX (Cypress Creek HS)
SP Matt Coburn Sr. Concordia Texas Houston, TX (TCU)
RP Sam VanHoozer Fr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Salado, TX (SHS)

ALL-WEST DIVISION HONORABLE MENTION
1B Chad Thielepape Sr. Concordia Texas Austin, TX (Westwood HS)
Oliver Stogsdill Sr. Schreiner San Antonio, TX (John Marshall HS)
James Johnson Jr. Sul Ross State Killeen, TX (Shoemaker HS)
2B Andrew Femath Jr. Texas Lutheran El Paso, TX (Howard JC)
Royce Rodriguez Fr. Howard Payne New Braunfels, TX (Canyon HS)
SS Marcus Myhaver Fr. Schreiner Houston, TX (Cy Falls HS)
Chris Green# Jr. Texas Lutheran Austin, TX (Concordia Texas)
Nathan Love# Sr. McMurry Amarillo, TX (Western Texas JC)
Cale Thompson Sr. Howard Payne Stephenville, TX (SHS)
3B Eric Mata Fr. Sul Ross State El Paso, TX (Andres HS)
Josh Frederick Fr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Troy, TX (THS)
Dustin Climer# Jr. Howard Payne Arlington, TX (Mountain View CC)
Eric Bukowski# Fr. Schreiner Houston, TX (Cy Falls HS)
C Jeff Jackson Jr. McMurry Pflugerville, TX (PHS)
Ryan Moreau Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Crosby, TX (East Texas Baptist)
Joe Pena# Jr. Schreiner Benavidez, TX (BHS)
Chris Siniff# Sr. Texas Lutheran San Antonio, TX (Judson HS)
OF JD Escobar# Jr. Schreiner Freer, TX (FHS)
Gerard Morrison# Sr. McMurry Fort Worth, TX ( FW Castleberry HS)
Taylor Zambreski# So. Howard Payne Aledo, TX (AHS)
Matt Roam Jr. Hardin-Simmons Midland, TX (Trinity Christian HS)
Jordan Hammontree Fr. Howard Payne Rowlett, TX (Rockwall HS)
DH Derek Draeger Fr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Kingwood, TX (Northeast Christian)
Oscar Ibieta# So. Schreiner San Antonio, TX (Holy Cross)
Kyle Lloyd# Jr. Howard Payne Jarrell, TX (JHS)
Cody Miller So. Texas Lutheran New Braunfels, TX (NBHS)
UTL Michael Houser Jr. Schreiner Wimberley, TX (WHS)
SP Tim Kriegel Jr. Hardin-Simmons Round Rock, TX (RRHS)
Roger Ayala Sr. Schreiner Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS)
Colton Hermes# Jr. Schreiner Hallettsville, TX (HHS)
Sam Walker# So. Hardin-Simmons Abilene, TX (AHS)
RP Stephen Szkotak Sr. Concordia Texas Dripping Springs, TX (McLennan CC)
Tom Hembree# Jr. Texas Lutheran Burnet, TX (BHS)
Eric Wehmeyer# Jr. Schreiner San Antonio, TX (O’Connor HS)
Jeremiah Steinert& Jr. Texas Lutheran Sugar Land, TX (Dulles HS)
Korey Rose& Fr. Schreiner New Braunfels, TX (NB Canyon HS)

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