SIAC announces 2011 baseball honors

By SIAC Media Relations
Updated: January 30, 2011

ATLANTA — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced their 2011 Baseball Preseason All-Conference Team. The 2011 preseason team is led by Benedict senior first baseman Corey Bryant and junior pitcher Eric Cordova.

As a junior, Bryant was named SIAC Player of the Year after leading the SIAC with 12 home runs with a batting average of .340. The 2010 All-SIAC first team selection finished second in the SIAC with a .698 slugging percentage and 58 RBIs while also totaling 31 stolen bases.

In 2010, Cordova posted a 10-win season with an ERA of 3.92, both of which led the SIAC. He threw five complete games along with 74 strikeouts on his way to earning All-SIAC first team honors.

Benedict led the 2011 preseason team with eight selections, including six first-team selections. Reigning champion Albany State had six selections followed by Claflin with five.

2011 SIAC BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Position

Player

School

Year

Catcher

Christopher Moye

Benedict College

Junior

1st Base

Corey Bryant

Benedict College

Senior

2nd Base

Selwyn Young

Benedict College

Senior

Short Stop

William Smalls

Albany State University

Junior

3rd Base

Brandon Gipson

Benedict College

Senior

Outfield

Julius McDougal

Claflin University

Junior

Outfield

Dion Bryant

Stillman College

Junior

Outfield

Donald Smith

Claflin University

Junior

Designated Hitter

Brandon Small

Albany State University

Junior

Starting Pitcher

Eric Cordova

Benedict College

Junior

Starting Pitcher

Leonard Williams

Claflin University

Senior

Relief Pitcher

Donald Williams

Benedict College

Senior