Long receives All-Conference honors
Georgia Southwestern senior outfielder Bud Long was named to the 2010 Peach Belt Conference baseball All-Conference second team on Thursday afternoon.
Long led the Hurricanes in several offensive categories, including: runs (46), slugging percentage (.528), and on-base percentage (.447).
The Kite, Ga. native hit a team-high .367 in conference play this spring while batting .358 with runners in scoring position.
Long becomes the second GSW baseball player to receive all-conference honors (joining Zach Whitman, 2009) since the university joined the NCAA in 2006-07 as Division II members.
Columbus State’s Jason Rogers was named the PBC Player of the Year while North Georgia’s Chris Rearick was the Pitcher of the Year. Francis Marion’s Don Sandifer was the Freshman of the Year while Georgia College’s Tom Carty was named the PBC Coach of the Year.
The 2010 All-Conference team is listed below as selected by the league's head coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
2010 Peach Belt
1b – Jason Rogers, Columbus State
2b - Jason Veyna, GCSU
3b – Jordan Erisman, North Georgia
SS – Barrett Kleinknecht, Francis Marion
C – Richard Pirkle, GCSU
OF – Kyle Allen, GCSU
OF – Sean Harrell, GCSU
OF – Bill Rice, USC Aiken
OF – Shawn Ward, GCSU
DH – Nick Aranas, USC Aiken
UT – Seth Kivett, UNC Pembroke
SP – Martin Dewald, GCSU
SP – Matt McGovern, UNC Pembroke
SP – Chris Rearick, North Georgia
SP – Don Sandifer, Francis Marion
RP – Brian Willis, UNC Pembroke
1b – Chris Sosebee,
2b – Andre Airich, North Georgia
3b – Robert Skinner, Lander
SS – Cale Owen, Flagler
C – John Roberts, Armstrong Atlantic State
OF – Kevin Garcia, Montevallo
OF – Bud Long, Georgia Southwestern
OF – Kenny Mickens, UNC Pembroke
OF – Chad Sage, North Georgia
DH – John Sgromolo, Flagler
UT – Tony Baker, Augusta State
SP – Jonathan Armold, Flagler
SP – Thomas Campbell, Columbus State
SP – Blake Hobby, North Georgia
SP – Eric Pettepher, GCSU
RP – Brandon Forshee, Francis Marion
Player of the Year
Jason Rogers, Columbus State
Pitcher of the Year
Chris Rearick, North Georgia
Freshman of the Year
Don Sandifer, Francis Marion
Coach of the Year
Tom Carty, GCSU