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Tuesday May 28, 2013UF Baseball's Harrison Bader Named To SEC All-Freshman Team

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Outfielder Harrison Bader (Bronxville, N.Y.) earned a berth on the SEC All-Freshman Team announced by the league office on Tuesday. A Gator freshman has now made the team in all six years of head coach Kevin OíSullivanís tenure: Josh Adams (2008), Preston Tucker (2009), Nolan Fontana, Brian Johnson, Austin Maddox, Hudson Randall & Mike Zunino (2010), Zack Powers & Karsten Whitson (2011) and Josh Tobias (2012).

 

Starting all 30 of the Gatorsí league contests, Bader ranked second on the squad with a .307 batting average, tied for second on the club with 13 RBI, tied for fourth with 14 runs and led Florida with seven stolen bases in eight attempts. He has seen action in all 57 games this season for UF, with 55 starts, and is hitting .304 with 35 runs, 22 RBI, 18 walks, seven doubles and a pair of triples and is a team-best 14-for-19 on the basepaths. Third-seeded Florida (29-28) opens NCAA Bloomington Regional action on Friday when it faces second-seeded Austin Peay (45-13) at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.

 

Vanderbilt junior second baseman Tony Kemp was the SEC Player of the Year, LSU sophomore right-hander Aaron Nola was selected as the SEC Pitcher of the Year, LSU shortstop Alex Bregman was named the SEC Freshman of the Year, Sam Frost of Mississippi State was named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Vanderbiltís Tim Corbin was the SEC Coach of the Year.

  

The complete 2013 All-SEC Team follows:

 

SEC Player of the Year: Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt 

SEC Pitcher of the Year:† Aaron Nola, LSU

SEC Freshman of the Year: Alex Bregman, LSU

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Sam Frost, Mississippi State

SEC Coach of the Year: Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt           

 

First Team

1B - Mason Katz, LSU       

2B - Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt         

3B - Christian Ibarra, LSU

SS - Alex Bregman, LSU

C - Stuart Turner, Ole Miss            

OF - Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State 

OF - Mike Yastrzemski, Vanderbilt            

OF - Raph Rhymes, LSU

DH/UTL - Keaton Steele, Missouri; A.J. Reed, Kentucky 

P - Ryne Stanek, Arkansas

P - Aaron Nola, LSU                          

RP - Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State 

 

Second Team

1B - Garrett Cooper, Auburn

2B - Brett Pirtle, Mississippi State; JaCoby Jones, LSU 

3B - Curt Powell, Georgia; Andrew Mistone, Ole Miss

SS - Mikey Reynolds, Texas A&M; Mikey White, Alabama

C - Grayson Greiner, South Carolina

OF - Connor Harrell, Vanderbilt

OF - Brian Anderson, Arkansas

OF - Krey Bratsen, Texas A&M

DH/UTL - Daniel Mengden, Texas A&M

P - Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt          

P - Bobby Wahl, Ole Miss

RP - Tyler Webb, South Carolina

 

All-Freshman Team

1B - Josh Lester, Missouri              

2B - Kyle Overstreet, Alabama

3B - Xavier Turner, Vanderbilt

SS - Alex Bregman, LSU 

C - Greg Fettes, Kentucky  

OF -Kyle Barrett, Kentucky           

OF - Vincent Jackson, Tennessee

OF - Harrison Bader, FLORIDA

DH/UTL - Zander Wiel, Vanderbilt             

P - Jack Wynkoop, South Carolina             

P - Sean McLaughlin, Georgia

RP - Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt; Ray Castillo, Alabama

 

All-Defensive Team

P -   Daniel Mengden, Texas A&M

1B - Mason Katz, LSU; Cole Lankford, Texas A&M             

2B - Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt

SS - Adam Frazier, Mississippi State

3B - Christian Ibarra, LSU

C - Stuart Turner, Ole Miss            

OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky 

OF - Mike Yastrzemski, Vanderbilt            

OF - Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State

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