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Chase Counts Named To ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-South Region Team

Chase Counts
Chase Counts

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College junior Chase Counts/Virginia Beach has been recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as a 2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Third Team All-South Region selection.  The second baseman started all 38 games, batting .367 (58-158) with seven home runs, two triples, eight doubles, 43 runs, 29 RBIs, 10 walks and two stolen bases.  He had a .576 slugging percentage, a .401 on-base percentage and a .950 fielding percentage with 61 putouts and 91 assists in 160 total chances in the infield.  Counts led the Tigers in at-bats, hits, runs, home runs and slugging percentage, tied for second in triples and was fourth in doubles.  Chase was third in the ODAC in runs, tied for fifth in home runs, sixth in slugging percentage, eighth in batting average, tied for ninth in hits, 12th in at-bats and tied for 15th in RBIs.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 76th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 2-5, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The complete 2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region Teams and special award winners are listed below.

NCAA Div. III South All-Region First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Alex Kachler Jr. Methodist NC
1B Nicholas Baham Sr. Christopher Newport VA
2B Tristan Baker Sr. Shenandoah VA
3B Seth Woodard Sr. Christopher Newport VA
SS Nick DiNapoli Sr. Christopher Newport VA
OF Brady Ballstadt Sr. Piedmont GA
OF Trey Hicks Jr. Christopher Newport VA
OF Grant Oberholtzer Jr. York PA
OF Keegan Woolford Jr. Shenandoah VA
DH Tyler Hamel Sr. Birmingham-Southern AL
UT Drew Schacht Sr. Centre KY
P Sam Carpenter Jr. Piedmont GA
P Austin Fain Sr. LaGrange GA
P Jack Hodgins Fr. Hendrix AR
P Nick Roth Sr. Randolph-Macon VA
NCAA Div. III South All-Region Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Tim Ortega Jr. Ferrum VA
1B Tyler Wise Sr. Birmingham-Southern AL
1B Ryan Roell Jr. Frostburg State MD
2B Joseph Cutchins Sr. Christopher Newport VA
3B Tucker Criswell Jr. Methodist NC
3B Michael Nickles Jr. Randolph-Macon VA
SS Austin Denlinger Fr. York PA
SS Wes Powell Jr. Huntingdon AL
OF Cedrick Kornegay Sr. North Carolina Wesleyan NC
OF Jaylon Lee So. Eastern Mennonite VA
OF Jordan Mason Sr. Christopher Newport VA
OF Zach Walch Jr. Berry GA
UT Jimmy Adkins So. Salisbury MD
P Tristen Luck So. Methodist NC
P Richie Misischia Sr. Birmingham-Southern AL
P John Michael Shirley Sr. Birmingham-Southern AL
P Matt Vonderschmidt Sr. Piedmont GA
P Michael Zubovich Jr. Randolph-Macon VA
NCAA Div. III South All-Region Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Ryan Grubbs Sr. Christopher Newport VA
C Jacob Telli Sr. Rhodes TN
1B Jordan McDonough Sr. Virginia Wesleyan VA
2B Chase Counts Jr. Hampden-Sydney VA
2B Austin Jackson Jr. Oglethorpe GA
3B Riley Brandvold Sr. Sewanee TN
SS Jorge Leon Sr. Hendrix AR
SS Cameron Upton Sr. Gallaudet DC
OF Conner Clark So. Christopher Newport VA
OF Lincoln Hewett Sr. Greensboro NC
OF Joe Ruth Fr. LaGrange GA
OF Cole Steadman So. Birmingham-Southern AL
UT Dylan Beasley Jr. Berry GA
P Kinston Carson Gr. Lynchburg VA
P David Craft Sr. Piedmont GA
P Kevin Ledford So. Roanoke VA
P Jacob Pilarski Jr. Virginia Wesleyan VA
South Position Player of the Year: Nick DiNapoli, Sr., SS, Christopher Newport
South Pitcher of the Year: Nick Roth, Sr., Randolph-Macon