University of Central Arkansas baseball players Cody Davenport and Gavin Stone earned Southland Conference All-Academic honors on Tuesday.
Davenport, a pitcher from Fayetteville, was named to the SLC All-Academic first team, while Stone, a sophomore from Jonesboro, was named to the second team.
Davenport has a 3.33 GPA in physical education/teacher education.
He was an All-SLC selection who finished with a 7-4 record with one save and had a league-best 1.98 ERA this season.
He struck out a team-high 95 batters (third in the SLC) in 104.2 innings and tossed four complete games.
Davenport was an All-SLC Tournament selection after winning UCA’s tournament opener with a complete-game, six-hitter with 11 strikeouts and one walk against Northwestern State and then saving UCA’s 6-3 win over Southeastern Louisiana later in the tourney that sent the Bears to the championship game.
He set the UCA school records this season with 272 career strikeouts, 365.1 innings pitched and 55 games started, while tying the career victories mark with 22 wins.
Stone has a 3.10 GPA in physical education/teacher education.
He served as UCA’s closer for most of the season and finished with a team-high six saves.
Stone also started in UCA’s second game in the SLC Tournament, throwing a complete-game shutout, allowing just six hits in eight innings in an 11-0 win over Stephen F. Austin.
Stone finished the season with a 4-3 record and a team-best 1.52 ERA.
He struck out 58 batters in 47.1 innings.
The duo helped the Bears earn the No. 2 seed in the SLC Tournament and reach the championship game for the fourth time since 2013.