Indiana Places Four On All-Region Team
June 13, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The American Baseball Coaches Association released its All-Region teams Thursday (June 13), and a school-record four Hoosiers earned a spot on the All-Mideast Region squad. Scott Donley, Kyle Schwarber and Aaron Slegers were named First Team while Dustin DeMuth found himself on the Second Team.
Indiana's previous high was three All-Region players, occurring in both 2009 and 2010.
Donley paces the entire Big Ten with 58 runs driven in, serving as the Hoosier cleanup hitter for the majority of the season. He is batting .361 with five homeruns and 16 doubles as well. The Crown Point, Ind., native's biggest moment came in Minneapolis during the Big Ten Tournament, cranking a walk-off single to clinch the conference crown.
Slegers, the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, is 9-1 with a 2.13 earned run average in 17 starts spanning 97 innings. In addition to the All-Region accolades, he was also given Third Team All-America status by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The 5th round pick of the Minnesota Twins has struck out 54 batters while issuing just 13 walks.
Schwarber became the third All-American backstop at IU, following in the footsteps of Josh Phegley (2008-09) and Ken St. Pierre (1974). Schwarber enters the College World Series atop five Big Ten statistical categories with 18 homeruns, a .674 slugging percentage, .468 on-base percentage, 63 runs scored and 149 total bases. The District V Player of the Year will also don the Stars & Stripes this summer, competing for USA Baseball's 2013 Collegiate National Team.
DeMuth's .389 batting average ranks in the top-15 nationally and is second-best in the Big Ten. He enters the College World Series 10 percentage points back of Illinois' Justin Parr for the conference batting crown. DeMuth has clubbed 24 doubles, the second highest total in school history. He is the second IU third baseman named All-America after Vasili Spanos was in 2003.
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