PADUCAH, Ky. - On the first day of the 2010 McDonald’s TranSouth Baseball Conference Tournament, the counference released the 2010 TranSouth Baseball Postseason honors.
Cumberland University’s Matt Greener was named the TranSouth Player of the Year, while Cumberland skipper Woody Hunt was named the Coach of the Year.
Greener, a senior from Jupiter, FL, is hitting over .500 for the season and leads the NAIA with 25 home runs. Hunt, in his 29th season as head coach of the Bulldogs, led his team to a 17-2 TranSouth Conference record and a regular season mark of 46-8.
The postseason honors included 17 first team player. Cumberland, the regular season champion and the NAIA's No. 2 ranked team, led the way with eight first team selections.
Union University, the regular season runner up, followed with five first team players. Martin Methodist College and Bethel University had two each.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Matt Greener, Cumberland University
COACH OF THE YEAR: Woody Hunt, Cumberland University
FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Catcher - David Fanshawe, Cumberland
Catcher - Josh Jones, Union
First Base - Greg Appleton, Cumberland
Second Base - Kris Ruderer, Martin Methodist
Third Base - Matt Greener, Cumberland
Shortstop - Sam Kikla, Cumberland
Extra Fielder/Utility - Craig Massey, Bethel
Outfield - Troy Frazier, Cumberland
Outfield - Corey Rudolph, Union
Outfield - Darin Holt, Martin Methodist
Outfield - Kris Miller, Cumberland
Starting Pitcher - Shawn Schaefer, Cumberland
Starting Pitcher - Carl Harken, Union
Starting Pitcher - Aaron Wilkerson, Cumberland
Starting Pitcher - Derek Copley, Union
Relief Pitcher - Derek Hinson, Bethel
Designated Hitter - Beau Baker, Union