The 2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year were announced Tuesday and Hendrix baseball saw two players earn all-region honors.

Freshman pitcher Jack Hodgins was named to the South All-Region First-Team, while senior shortstop Jorge Leon was tabbed South All-Region Third-Team.

Hodgins, a native of Simi Valley, California, went 5-1 on the hill for Hendrix with a conference-best 1.98 ERA.

In his 12 appearances, the right-handed pitcher garnered one complete game and obtained SAA Pitcher of the Week honor once during the 2019 season.

Hodgins pitched 81.2 innings for the Warriors and allowed 78 hits, 18 earned runs and three wild pitches.

Additionally, Hodgins held opponents to hitting just .252 at the plate with a team-best 67 strikeouts on the season.

Hodgins also obtained All-Southern Athletic Association First-Team honors, D3baseball.com All-Region First-Team and Rookie honors and D3baseball.com Rookie of the Year honors; completing one of the greatest freshman campaigns in Hendrix baseball history.

Leon, a native of Mexico City, Mexico, carved up a .372 mark at the plate with 61 hits, 28 runs 11 doubles and team-high 31 RBI on the 2019 year.

The senior also slugged .470 with three stolen bases and a .974 fielding percentage.

Leon finishes with 225 career hits as a Warrior — second-most in program history.

Leon also earned All-SAA First-Team honors and also obtained D3baseball.com All-South Second-Team honors.

Hodgins and Leon led the Warriors to a 30-14 mark that saw Hendrix win its first-ever SAA regular season championship while the 30 wins are the most in program history as well.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First-Team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors.

The ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Americans will be announced Thursday following the opening ceremonies at the NCAA Division III World Series.

The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams for all divisions will be announced June 19.

CBC Softball

 

Three Central Baptist College softball players have been selected by the NAIA as Daktronics Scholar-Athletes.

Kinley Burrows , Rachael Jones and Kym House were the three honorees by the NAIA.

Burrows, a health sciences major, played in 35 games this season with four RBI.

She was a key contributor on the base paths, scoring 12 runs in the CBC run to the NAIA Opening Round.

Jones, a mid-level education major, is being recognized academically for the third time this season.

She finished the season with a .389 batting average, 47 runs scored, nine doubles, seven triples, six home runs and 41 RBI in 50 games.

House, a health sciences major, made 28 appearances with 26 starts on the season.

She finished with a 13-8 record and an ERA of 3.43 in 145 innings and 53 strikeouts on the season.

CBC Baseball

Central Baptist College baseball players Hunter Marshall and Baker Wilson earned more academic recognition Wednesday, this time from the NAIA.

Marshall and Wilson were named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes for the 2019 season.

In order to be a Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, the student must be at least a junior and have at least a 3.5 GPA and have attended the institution for one year as transfer, which both Marshall and Wilson were.

Both graduated on May 11.

Marshall, a Kinesiology Exercise Science major, had a terrific season pitching for the Mustangs as he was the co-leader in wins and threw two complete games with one shutout, which came against Williams Baptist on April 3.

He also struck out 41 batters in 54 innings on the season.

Wilson, a marketing major, hit .306 this season with 10 home runs, 28 RBI and 12 doubles while slugging .532.

He also played a solid first base defensively, posting a .973 fielding percentage, which was fourth on the team.