Bradon O’Connor of Benedict College Named to ABCA/Rawlings South All-Region Team

Benedict College’s Bradon O’Connor has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings South All-Region Team. The NCAA Division II baseball stolen base champ stole third base in Benedict’s final game of the season against Savannah State this past April 30. The steal was No. 97 which sets a new NCAA Division II stolen base record. The previous record was 96, set in 1987 by Cisco Johnson of Saint Leo College over 49 games. O’Connor’s feat occurred in 43 games.

No player in NCAA Division II history has put up the stolen base numbers that O’Connor has achieved. He finished this season batting .454, scoring 54 runs, with 10 doubles, 3 triples, one home run, and fifty-one runs batted in. He struck out 10 times this season and stole 97 bases in 105 attempts.

NCAA Div. II South All-Region First Team 

POSITION PLAYER CLASS SCHOOL STATE
C Jake Smallwood So. Montevallo AL
1B EJ Doskow Sr. Valdosta State GA
2B Jake Barlow Sr. Delta State MS
3B Sam Kuchinski So. Montevallo AL
SS Chase Achuff Gr. Rollins FL
INF J.D. Urso Fr. Tampa FL
OF Joe Smith Jr. Savannah State GA
OF Reed Latimer So. Montevallo AL
OF Garrett Bodine Jr. Alabama Huntsville AL
OF Bobby Sparling Jr. Saint Leo FL
DH Grayson Swanson Jr. Union TN
UT Drew Ehrhard Gr. Tampa FL
P Jaylyn Whitehead Gr. Rollins FL
P Haden Erbe Sr. Tampa FL
P Elijah Gill Sr. Valdosta State GA
P Jonathan Pintaro Sr. Shorter GA
RP Braydon Nelson Jr. Tampa FL

NCAA Div. II South All-Region Second Team 

POSITION PLAYER CLASS SCHOOL STATE
C Jeremy Kennedy-Davis So. Embry-Riddle FL
C Jacob Bisharat Sr. Miles AL
1B Micah Morgan So. Spring Hill AL
2B Buck Anderson Jr. Saint Leo FL
3B Daniel Irisarri Jr. Nova Southeastern FL
SS Carson Clowers So. Delta State MS
INF Norris McClure So. Spring Hill AL
OF Gage Ragona Jr. Spring Hill AL
OF Dylan Standifer So. Lee TN
OF Brayden Lyman Gr. West Alabama AL
OF Jordan Lala Jr. Tampa FL
DH Josh Bower Jr. West Alabama AL
UT Bradon O’Connor Gr. Benedict SC
P Nate Madej Sr. Florida Southern FL
P Aric McAtee Jr. Florida Southern FL
P Michael Paul Jr. Tampa FL
P Jeremy Cook Sr. Nova Southeastern FL
RP Ryan Langford Sr. Florida Southern FL

Position Player of the Year: Bobby Sparling, Jr., Saint Leo

Pitcher of the Year: Jaylyn Whitehead, Gr., Rollins

 

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