AMERICUS - Georgia Southwestern junior Beau Parker was named to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference baseball preseason All-Conference team on Thursday afternoon.
Parker played his way into a starting role at second base midway through the 2010 season. A 5-for-5 performance against Thomas University on March 23 triggered a solid stretch run for Parker, as he started 20 games and finished the spring with a .446 batting average, 14 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts.
The Bainbridge native hit .700 in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament, accounting for seven runs and three RBIs in the Hurricanes' historic run to the title game. For his efforts, Parker was named to the All-Tournament team.
GSW opens the 2011 season on Tuesday (Feb. 1) against Valdosta State at 5 p.m.
PBC play begins Feb. 26 and continues through the conference tournament May 8-12 at Golden Park in Columbus, Ga.
The 2011 baseball preseason All-Conference team is listed below.
2011 Peach Belt Conference
Baseball Preseason All-Conference Team
1b – Preston Shuey, Francis Marion
2b – Beau Parker, Georgia Southwestern
3b – Nick Aranas, USC Aiken
SS – Stephen Carmon, USC Aiken
C – Richard Pirkle, Georgia College
OF – Ryan Lewis, Columbus State
OF – Kenny Mickens, UNC Pembroke
OF – Chad Sage, North Georgia
OF – Shawn Ward, Georgia College
DH – Keith Whitman, UNC Pembroke
SP – Thomas Campbell, Columbus State
RP – Brian Willis, UNC Pembroke