GREENSBORO, N.C. – The American Baseball Coaches Association released its annual list of All-Region selections on Wednesday afternoon, with a pair Lynn University infielders, Tyler Curtis and Patrick Dorrian, named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team.
Curtis was named as a First Team All-Region by the ABCA today, accompanying other postseason honors, such as a finalist for the 2017 Tino Martinez Award, a second team spot on the Division II Conference Commissioners Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-Region teams and Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year.
The Newburgh, N.Y. native hit .433 in his senior season in the Blue and White, finishing runner up in the Sunshine State Conference in that category. The Newburgh, N.Y. native ranked top 10 of the SSC in slugging percentage (2nd - .733), on base percentage (1st - .518), runs scored (4th – 59), total hits (5th – 81), home runs (10th – 13), and walks (7th – 31).
Dorrian earned the honor of being an ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-Region selection. This was his fourth postseason honor after previously selected as Second Team for All-SSC, D2CCA All-Region Team and the NCBWA All-Region Squad.
The shortstop excelled in the six-hole all year and was an immediate impact hitter when he transferred in this season for Lynn. The Kingston, N.Y. native was sixth in the conference in runs scored (55), tied for fourth in hits (81) with teammate, Curtis, fifth in doubles (16) and second in at bats (218).
With Curtis and Dorrian's 2017 recognition, the Blue and White have now been represented on the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region list for five straight seasons.
The SSC showcased their talents with 17 out of 33 spots split between first and second team. University of Tampa's David Lebron, Jr. was awarded South Pitcher of the Year to round out the conference's success.
The teams are voted on by members of the ABCA and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Division II All-America Committee.
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