UMO Baseball Has Three Named To NCBWA All-Southeast Region Team

UMO Baseball Has Three Named To NCBWA All-Southeast Region Team

WINGATE, N.C. -  The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) announced All-Southeast Region teams Wednesday afternoon with the University of Mount of Mount Olive grabbing three selections on this year's team.

Zach Vennaro (RP) was named to the first team while Nate Estes (UT) and German Reyes (SP) were named to the second team.

Vennaro, a senior pitcher from Utica, N.Y., was the shutdown man for the Trojans as he ended the season with 11 saves and a 0.81 ERA. He recorded 52 strikeouts in his 44.2 innings used by Mount Olive and finished with a 6-1 record as the UMO closer. Vennaro was also a Conference Carolinas First-Team All-Conference selection and All-Tournament team member.

Estes, a junior outfielder from Greenburgh, N.Y., led the Trojans in batting average (.372), stolen bases (28), runs scored (53), hits (73), triples (4), RBI (58), and at-bats (196). Estes was a Conference Carolinas First-Team All-Conference and Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team selection. The junior outfielder also held spots in the national statistical rankings as he ranked 31st RBI, 21st Stolen bases, 35th sacrifice flies (6).

Reyes, a senior pitcher from Miami, Fla., also had a solid year on the mound for Mount Olive as he went 7-1 with a 2.61 ERA and a team second-best 71 strikeouts. The senior was named to the Conference Carolinas First-Team All-Conference as well as the Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team. He was 13th in DII in hits allowed per nine innings at 5.95 and had the best ERA of any starter in the rotation for UMO this season.

1st Team All-Region
C – Matt Honeycutt, Mars Hill
1B – Chance Bowden, Catawba
2B – Daulton Martin, Tusculum
3B – Trey Jacobs, UNC Pembroke
SS – Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial
OF – Logan Mattix, Georgia College
OF – Connor Grant, North Greenville
OF – Luke Jackson, UNC Pembroke
DH – Heath Mitchem, Catawba
UT – Nate Schmal, Georgia College
SP – Charlie Hecht, Georgia College
SP – Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
SP – Kolton Ingram, Columbus State
RP – Zach Vennaro, Mount Olive

2nd Team All-Region
C – Andres Perez, North Georgia
1B – Matthew Miller, Georgia College
2B – Matt McGarry, Belmont Abbey
3B – Chase Allen, Limestone
SS – Colin Allman, Newberry
OF – Luke Cureton, Belmont Abbey
OF – Wesley Wommack, Georgia College
OF – Logan Augustine, Lincoln Memorial
DH – Connor Grainger, UNC Pembroke
UT – Nate Estes, Mount Olive
SP – Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial
SP – Michael Livingston, Young Harris
SP – German Reyes, Mount Olive
RP – Parker Morrison, North Georgia