Trey York earns more All-American honors


JOHNSON CITY, TN- ETSU’s Trey York (Knoxville, Tenn.) picked up his second All-American honor of the season, as the Buccaneer second baseman was tabbed First Team ABCA/Rawlings All-American, which was announced by the committee on Saturday.

The first team was made up of 19 players with eight of them being selected in either the first or second rounds of the 2016 MLB Draft.

York was named First Team Louisville Slugger All-American earlier this month, while being drafted in the ninth round by the Milwaukee Brewers on June 10. Earlier this week, the Knoxville, Tenn. native earned First Team ABCA/Rawlings All-Region and was also selected First Team All-Southern Conference in May.

This season, York hit .348 (81-for-233) with 23 doubles, one triple, 15 homers, 60 runs scored and 62 RBI, while starting all 57 games for the Bucs. York also stole 17 bases and led the team with a .431 on-base percentage. The Buccaneer senior infielder led ETSU with 18 multi-RBI games, which included a career-high 7-RBI performance in a win at Eastern Kentucky in April. York also reached base safely in 23 straight games and posted a 10-game hit streak from April 26 thru May 13.

First recognized in 1949, the ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans are selected by the ABCA All-America committee, which is chaired by Dean Ehehalt of Monmouth University. The committee also includes head coaches Mike Stone (Massachusetts), Brian O’Connor (Virginia), Tim Corbin (Vanderbilt), Steve Jaksa (Central Michigan), Dan Heefner (Dallas Baptist), Tommy Raffo (Arkansas State) and George Horton (Oregon).

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,200 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 73rd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Anaheim, California.

Courtesy: East Tennessee State Athletics

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