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Sunday May 30, 2010Baseball's den Dekker Chosen To SEC All-Tourney Team

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Senior outfielder Matt den Dekker (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) was chosen to the Southeastern Conference's All-Tournament squad announced on Sunday night. The fourth-ranked Gators (42-15) finished 2-2 at the event, reaching the semifinal round for the first time since 2005. After falling to LSU (10-6 on Wednesday), Florida rebounded to eliminate No. 12 Arkansas (5-4 on Thursday) and No. 17 Vanderbilt (5-2 on Friday) before being ousted by Alabama (5-2 on Saturday). The Tigers captured their third-straight tourney title by edging the Crimson Tide, 4-3, in 11 innings.

 

den Dekker went 2-for-5 and collected three RBI during the Gators’ first-round encounter with LSU. He delivered a two-run double in the fifth and led off the eighth inning with his 12th round-tripper of the campaign. den Dekker walked and scored in the win over the Hogs and had a single and came across the plate to keep the Orange and Blue alive against the Commodores. He went 1-for-3 and had a run-scoring grounder in the setback to Alabama.

 

Over the four games at Regions Park, den Dekker led the squad with four RBI, tied for the top spot with three runs and was 4-for-15 (.267). A second-team All-SEC recipient, he paces the Gators in batting average (.355), hits (78), runs (58), stolen bases (21-for-26) and triples (two).


Named as one of the 16 host sites for NCAA Regionals, Florida will learn on Monday at 12:30 p.m. which three schools will be visiting McKethan Stadium for the double-elimination tournament that starts on Friday. The 64-team field will be announced live on ESPN.

 

2010 SEC All-Tournament Team

Pos.

Name

School

P

Ben Alsup

LSU

P

Jimmy Nelson

Alabama

C

Brock Bennett

Alabama

1B

Blake Dean

LSU

2B

Tyler Hanover

LSU

3B

Jake Smith

Alabama

SS

Austin Nola (MVP)

LSU

OF

Mikie Mahtook

LSU

OF

Matt den Dekker

FLORIDA

OF

Taylor Hashman

Ole Miss

DH

Aaron Westlake

Vanderbilt

 

2010 SEC Tournament • May 26-30 • Regions Park • Hoover, Ala.

 

Wednesday, May 26
Game 1: #7 Alabama 7, #2 Auburn 1
Game 2: #6 Ole Miss 3, #3 South Carolina 0

Game 3: #8 LSU 10, #1 FLORIDA 6
Game 4: #5 Vanderbilt 2, #4 Arkansas 0


Thursday, May 27
Game 5: #2 Auburn 3, #3 South Carolina 1 (12 innings) [South Carolina eliminated]
Game 6: #1 FLORIDA 5, #4 Arkansas 4 [Arkansas eliminated]
Game 7: #7 Alabama 6, #6 Ole Miss 3
Game 8: #8 LSU 7, #5 Vanderbilt 5


Friday, May 28
Game 9: #6 Ole Miss 10, #2 Auburn 7 (10 innings) [Auburn eliminated]
Game 10: #1 FLORIDA 5, #5 Vanderbilt 2 [Vanderbilt eliminated]


Saturday, May 29
Game 11: #8 LSU 8, #6 Ole Miss 0 (7 innings) [Ole Miss eliminated]
Game 12: #7 Alabama 5, #1 FLORIDA 2 (7 innings) [FLORIDA eliminated]

Sunday, May 30
Game 13: #8 LSU 4, #7 Alabama 3 (11 innings)

 

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