June 11, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington baseball teammates Preston Beck and Lance Day were named to the ABCA All-South Central Region Teams. Peck, as a member of the first team, is eligible for the ABCA All-America Team, which will be selected this week at the College World Series.
Beck was recently drafted by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Dallas native and graduate of Bishop Lynch High School led the Southland Conference as a junior in home runs with 14 and with 71 RBI, setting a new UTA record in the process.
Beck hit .335 and had a league-leading .602 slugging percentage. His 21 career home runs in three years are tied for seventh on UTA's all-time list, while his 150 career RBI ranks fourth. Beck has signed with the Rangers.
Day led the SLC in wins as a senior, sporting a 12-4 record. The win total was tied for the most in a single season in school history. He posted a 3.18 ERA in 121.2 innings. Day leaves UTA with 16 career victories.
FIRST TEAM (eligible for All-America)
C - Blake Johnson, UALR (155 points)
1B - Alex Williams, Louisiana Tech (90 points)
2B - Brock Hebert, Southeastern Louisiana (145 points)
3B - Mike Martinez, FIU (110 points)
SS - Hunter Dozier, Stephen F. Austin (130 points)
DH - Anthony Azar, Sam Houston State (105 points)
OF - Sean Bignall, UALR (160 points)
OF - Preston Beck, UT Arlington (105 points)
OF - Justin Guidry, Middle Tennessee (80 points)
OF - Trent Miller, Middle Tennessee (80 points)
SP - Matthew Reckling, Rice (140 points)
SP - Daniel Minor, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (115 points)
SP - Jacob Lee, Arkansas State (110 points)
RP - Stefan Lopez, Southeastern Louisiana (115 points)
C - Craig Manuel, Rice (40 points)
1B - Joey Rapp, ULM (85 points)
2B - Christian Stringer, Rice (70 points)
3B - Danny Collins, Troy (95 points)
SS - Jeremy Sy, ULM (80 points)
DH - Jeremy Hill, Nicholls (80 points)
OF - Kendall Logan, Jackson State (50 points)
OF - Jeremy Rathjen, Rice (50 points)
OF - Jabari Henry, FIU (45 points)
SP - Lance Day, UT Arlington (60 points)
SP - Quintavious Drains, Jackson State (60 points)
SP - Chance Cleveland, UALR (55 points)
SP - Travis Ballew, Texas State (55 points)
RP - R.J. Alvarez, Florida Atlantic (70 points)
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