DALLAS, Texas – Seniors Grant DeBruin and Ty Chancelor have been named to the 2012 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Baseball Division II All-South Region Team, the association announced. DeBruin earned first-team honors while Chancelor garnered second-team honors.
Senior shortstop DeBruin out of Boaz, Ala., ranked among the top three in the GSC with a .374 batting average, .610 slugging percentage, 73 hits, 50 RBI, 16 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 119 total bases. He started every game he had played this season and led the team in every offensive category other than runs scored. DeBruin was named All-GSC First Team for his efforts this season, and earned Daktronics All-South Region First Team honors.
In his final season at UAH, senior outfielder Chancelor (Decatur, Ala.) batting .337, with eight home runs, seven doubles, one triple, 33 RBI and 40 runs scored. His on-base percentage of .451 ranked fifth in the conference, while his slugging percentage of .536 was the seventh-best in the league. Chancelor was also named All-GSC First Team this year, picked up GSC All-Tournament accolades and earned Daktronics All-South Region Second Team honors.
Lynn’s Anthony Boza was honored as the Player of the Year, while North Alabama’s Chad Boughner earned Pitcher of the Year recognition.
The NCBWA, founded in 1962, is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and All-America voting.
2012 NCBWA Division II All-South Region Team
Player of the Year
Anthony Boza, Lynn
Pitcher of the Year
Chad Boughner, North Alabama
Coach of the Year
Mike Kinnison, Delta State
SP Sean Bierman, Tampa
SP Chad Boughner, North Alabama
SP Colton Mitchell, Delta State
RP Bobby Parker, West Florida
C Jon Carnaham, Delta State
1B Ryan McChesney, Florida Tech
2B Carlos Asuaje, Nova Southeastern
3B Mike Snyder, Florida Southern
SS Grant DeBruin, Alabama-Huntsville
OF Andrew Jones, Tampa
OF Areo Regoli, Nova Southeastern
OF Michael Vinson, Delta State
DH/UT Anthony Boza, Lynn
SP Shawn Kale, Lynn
SP Ben O’Shea, Tampa
SP Zach Westcott, Nova Southeastern
RP James Mannara, Florida Tech
C Bryan Hayman, Valdosta State
1B David Weber, Benedict
2B Michael Schmidt, North Alabama
3B Paul Winterbottom, Stillman
SS Josh Carpenter, North Alabama
OF Ty Chancelor, Alabama-Huntsville
OF Zach Gawrych, Tampa
OF Cameron Graves, Valdosta State
DH/UT Christian Glisson, Valdosta State