Indiana With Four on ABCA All-Region Team
June 12, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced its All-Regional teams this week and the Hoosiers tied a school record by placing four on the All-Mideast Region team. Dustin DeMuth, Joey DeNato, Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis all earned first team recognition.
It is the second straight year that IU has had four ABCA All-Region honorees as Schwarber was a first teamer last year with teammates Scott Donley and Aaron Slegers. DeMuth was a second team honoree a season ago.
DeMuth just wrapped up his final season for Indiana and finished the year batting a Big Ten-leading .374 to go along with five home runs and 40 RBI. For his career, DeMuth was a .344 hitter in 236 career games played. He started every game he appeared in during his four years.
DeMuth's 63 career doubles are the most in IU history and he finished his career with the second-most hits in program history with 316. His hit total was the most among active players at season's end. He is one of just three Indiana players to ever eclipse the 300-hit mark in a career. The LaPorte, Ind., native was selected in the fifth round by the Milwaukee Brewers in this year's MLB Draft.
DeNato, IU's all-time career leader in wins (37), strikeouts (297) and innings pitched (369.1), turned in the best season of his career as a senior in 2014. The San Diego, Calif., native was 13-1 with a 1.82 ERA and led the team with 81 strikeouts. He set Indiana single season records in innings pitched (109.1) and wins. He was a 19th round selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in last week's draft.
Schwarber, the fourth overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in this year's MLB First-Year Player Draft, batted .358 for Indiana in 2014 with 14 home runs and 48 RBI while slugging .659. He is highest draft pick ever in program history.
For his career, Schwarber batted .341 in 180 games played with 40 home runs and 149 RBI. His 238 hits in three years are the eighth most career hits in program history and his 40 career long balls are the sixth most all-time at Indiana.
Travis, the 67th overall draft pick by the Boston Red Sox and 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, had a batting average of .347 as junior with 12 home runs and a team-leading 58 RBI. In his three years at Indiana, he batted .327 in 184 career games with 31 home runs and 165 RBI.
The Orland Park, Ill., native ranks sixth all-time at Indiana in career doubles (55) and ninth in career hits (236).
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