Harris named to NCBWA All-South Region team

Harris named to NCBWA All-South Region team

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo redshirt junior Dylan Harris was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-South Region team, which was unveiled Wednesday afternoon.

Harris was a First Team selection as a Utility Player.

Harris played all 49 games for Saint Leo, and finished the regular season leading both Saint Leo and all of the Sunshine State Conference with a .448 batting average and 99 hits. He ranked fifth and second respectively in those two categories among NCAA Division II statistical leaders at the end of the 2017 regular season.

The Land O' Lakes, Fla., native's 99 hits were the most by a Saint Leo baseball player since Brian Krot's 102 hits during the 1999 campaign. Harris finished the season with 257 career hits, just 14 shy of teammate Alex Mata's career hits record of 271.

Of his 99 hits, 24 were for extra bases including 20 doubles and four home runs. Harris drove in 33 runs while scoring 49 himself. He finished the year with a .593 slugging percentage and a .472 on-base percentage. Harris went 15-for-19 on the base paths in stolen bases this season, moving him to 40 stolen bases in his career.

From February 11 to April 1, Harris recorded a team best 26-game hitting streak before capping off the 2017 campaign with a 13-game hit streak.

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South Region Player of the Year: Zack Shannon, Delta State, Miss.

South Region Pitcher of the Year: Jake Walsh, Florida Southern

South Region Coach of the Year: Mike Kinnison, Delta State, Miss.


2017 NCBWA Division II All-South Region First-Team

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Joyner, Jr. North Alabama

Starting Pitcher: David Lebron, Jr. Tampa, Fla.

Starting Pitcher: Jake Walsh, Jr. Florida Southern

Relief Pitcher: Cameron Hanes, Sr. Florida Southern

Catcher: Nathan Wierzgac, Sr. Lee, Tenn.

First Base: Zack Shannon, Jr. Delta State, Miss.

Second Base: Jancarlos Cintron, Sr. Nova Southeastern, Fla.

Third Base: Tyler Curtis, Sr. Lynn, Fla.

Shortstop: Kevin Santa, Sr. Tampa, Fla.

Outfield: Clay Casey, Jr. Delta State, Miss.

Outfield: Nick Delgado, Sr. West Alabama

Outfield: Mitch Reeves, Sr. Florida Southern 

Designated Hitter: Vin Cosenzo, Sr. Tampa, Fla.

Utility Player: Dylan Harris, Jr. Saint Leo, Fla.


2017 NCBWA Division II All-South Region Second-Team

Starting Pitcher: Seth Birdsong, Jr. Delta State, Miss.

Starting Pitcher: Hunter Jones, Jr. Valdosta State, Ga.

Starting Pitcher: Will Myers, Sr. Alabama Huntsville

Relief Pitcher: Zach Osbon, Sr. Delta State, Miss.

Catcher: Austin Mauer, Jr. Florida Southern

First Base: J.D. Osborne, Sr. Tampa, Fla.

Second Base: Miguel Ceballos, Sr. Lynn, Fla.

Third Base: Nolten Milton, So. Union, Tenn.

Shortstop: Armando Valentin, Jr. Benedict, S.C.

Outfield: Julian Abreu, Sr. Barry, Fla.

Outfield: Peter Nicoletto, Sr. Rollins, Fla.

Outfield: Andrew McCoy, Jr. Benedict, S.C.

Designated Hitter: Brian Lane, Jr. Delta State, Miss.

Utility Player: Dalton Murray, Jr. Valdosta State, Ga.


2017 NCBWA Division II All-South Region Honorable Mention

Relief Pitcher: Caleb Jakes, Jr. Rollins, Fla.

Catcher: Chris Corbett, Sr. Rollins, Fla.

Shortstop: Tanner Burns, Jr. Alabama Huntsville

Shortstop: Pat Dorian, Jr. Lynn, Fla.

Outfield: Cody Burgess, Jr. Florida Southern

Outfield: Drake Tucker, Sr. North Alabama

Designated Hitter: Nick Capra, Sr. Florida Tech

Designated Hitter: Reeves Brashear, Jr. Miles, Ala.