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Two GSW baseball players named to PBC Preseason All-Conference Team

From Staff Reports

 

AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University senior pitcher Tucker Smith and senior outfielder Jonathan Martin were two of the GSW baseball players who were named to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Preseason All-Conference team. The conference office announced the news Wednesday morning, January 22.

Smith is the reigning 2019 PBC Pitcher of the Year and he was also named First-Team All-Conference. In addition to those accolades, the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) named Smith All-Region.

He finished the 2019 season with a 9-3 record and with a 2.11 ERA in 17 starts as he pitched a total of 115.0 innings. Smith led the PBC in starts, wins, complete games, ERA and innings pitched and was second in total strikeouts. Smith is a PBC Presidential Honor Roll Gold Scholar and was named to the All-Academic Team.

Jonathan Martin finished the 2019 season ranked in the PBC top 10 in doubles (7th), triples (6th), at-bats (9th), walks (7th) and was 11th in stolen bases. He finished the season with a .300 batting average and with 16 doubles, two home runs and 37 RBIs. Martin had six games in which he tallied three or more hits, including three in a row. Martin is a PBC Presidential Honor Roll Bronze Scholar.  The league’s head coaches selected the PBC Preseason All-Conference Team.

The Hurricanes will open their season on Saturday, Feb. 1 with a three-game set against Barry (Fla.). First pitch of the season is set for 12 p.m.