The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its 2012 all-conference baseball team on Wednesday to coincide with the beginning of the league’s championship tournament.
Eastern division champion Jackson State earned two of the top individual honors. Senior outfielder Kendall Logan was named SWAC Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches, and senior starter Quintavious Drains earned Pitcher of the Year. Grambling sophomore third-baseman Thomas Brown III was awarded Hitter of the Year.
Southern outfielder D.J. Wallace was named Freshman of the Year, while Grambling outfielder Darren Farmer earned Newcomer of the Year.
Western division champion Southern dominated the first-team selections with five members. Grambling State placed three on the first team and two more on the second team. Jackson State had two each on the first and second teams.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kendall Logan – Jackson State
Logan was 9th in the league with a .333 batting average, and led the league in home runs (11), slugging percentage (.626) and RBI with 53. He was 2nd in total bases (107), 4th in runs scored (40), and 5th in hits (57).
HITTER OF THE YEAR: Thomas Brown III – Grambling State
Brown led the league in hitting (.412) and triples (7). He was 2nd in slugging (.601), on base percentage (.472), and doubles (15).
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Quintavious Drains – Jackson State
Drains led the SWAC in innings pitched (102.2), wins (10), and starts (13). His 2.81 ERA was 2nd in the conference and his opponent batting average of .219 was 3rd in the league. He was 4th in the SWAC with 78 strikeouts.
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: D.J. Wallace – Southern
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Darren Farmer – Grambling State
FIRST TEAM ALL-SWAC
SP – Quintavious Drains, Senior, Jackson State
SP – Jose De Leon, Sophomore, Southern
RP – Josh Powell, Junior, Southern
C – Evan Richard, Senior, Prairie View A&M
1B – Brian Rowry, Sophomore, Southern
2B – Elias Todman, Junior, Grambling State
3B – Thomas Brown III, Sophomore, Grambling State
SS – Chris Wolfe, Senior, Grambling State
OF – D.J. Wallace, Freshman, Southern
OF – Eduardo Gonzalez, Senior, Alcorn State
OF – Kendall Logan, Senior, Jackson State
DH – Derrick Hopkins, Junior, Southern SECOND TEAM ALL-SWAC
SP – Matt Mitchell, Junior, Grambling State
SP – Desmond Russell, Sophomore, Jackson State
RP – Cody Parker, Senior, Mississippi Valley
C – Richard Gonzalez, Freshman, Alabama State
1B – Darrion Pedro, Senior, Alabama State
2B – Christian Hickman, Junior, Alcorn State
3B – Frank Solis, Senior, Jackson State
SS – Angel Rosa, Sophomore, Alcorn State
OF – Michael Lowe, Senior, Mississippi Valley
OF – Anthony Flenoy, Senior, Texas Southern
OF – Darren Farmer, Junior, Grambling State
DH – Joseph Germaine, Junior, Mississippi Valley