Three Hoosiers Pick Up All-Region Honors
July 2, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore outfielder Alex Dickerson (Poway, Calif./Poway) has been named a First Team All-Mideast Region honoree by the American Baseball Coaches Association, while junior first baseman Jerrud Sabourin (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) and sophomore designated hitter Josh Lyon (Indianapolis/Heritage Christian) each collected second team honors from the organization.
Indiana and Central Michigan were the only two squads to garner three selections on the All-Region list, while four squads had two players apiece. This is the second straight season that the Hoosiers have had three All-Region honorees, matching the school record set in 2009. Dickerson picked up the honor for the second straight season, as he was honored on the third team at DH a season ago.
Dickerson wrapped up his second season in an IU uniform with a .419 average, 99 hits (tied for third all-time), 24 home runs (second), 75 RBI (fifth), 19 doubles (seventh) and an .805 slugging percentage (third). He is currently fifth nationally in home runs and total bases, and is eighth in slugging percentage. He will enter his junior season with 38 longballs, just nine home runs shy of the school record. He also carries a 17-game hitting streak into the 2011 season.
Sabourin finished second to Dickerson in the conference with his .394 average. He has started an amazing 173 straight games for the Hoosiers, mostly at first base, but has taken the mound on three occasions and suited up at DH once. He has a career-high seven homers, 16 doubles and 54 runs. His 95 hits on the season are fifth in IU history.
Lyon earned second team honors at DH after leading the position in batting average (.371), doubles (21) and slugging percentage (.697). In 178 at-bats this season, Lyon finished among the regional leaders in doubles, a mark that is also tied for third in Hoosier lore. He also hit 11 home runs on the year, sixth-highest in the conference, and his .697 slugging percentage was third in the league.
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