Shane McCain named SBC Pitcher of the Year

Published 8:44 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Troy senior left-handed pitcher Shane McCain was named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year at the opening ceremonies of the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament on Tuesday in Lafayette, La.

McCain finished the season 8-1 with a 3.70 ERA. He led the league in wins (8), strikeouts (97), walks (17) and opponet’s batting average (.211).

Tyler Ray is the last Troy pitcher to win the award and coincidentally the pair were roommates in 2011.

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HERE is a good piece on McCain by Tommy Hicks.

Troy’s No. 1, 2 and 3 hitters were all honored with 1st Team All-Sun Belt honors. Shortstop Tyler Vaughn, third baseman Logan Pierce and right fielder Danny Collins were all named to the list.

Trae Santos landed on teh 2nd Team All-Sun Belt list after a stellar season playing first base.

2013 Sun Belt Baseball All-Conference First Team

Daniel Wright (Arkansas State, Senior, SP)

Austin Gomber (Florida Atlantic, Sophomore, SP)

Austin Robichaux (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, SP)

Shane McCain (Troy, Junior, SP)

Hugh Adams (Florida Atlantic, RS-Senior, RP)

Aramis Garcia (FIU, Sophomore, C)

Ryan Huck (WKU, Senior, 1B)

Robby Campbell (South Alabama, Senior, 2B)

Tyler Vaughn (Troy, Junior, SS)

Logan Pierce (Troy, Senior, 3B)

Dex Kjerstad (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, OF)

Seth Harrison (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, OF)

Danny Collins (Troy, Junior, OF)

Dustin Dalken (South Alabama, Senior, DH)

Jordan Patterson (South Alabama, Junior, UTIL)


2013 Sun Belt Baseball All-Conference Second Team

Chance Cleveland (UALR, Senior, SP)

Matt Bell (South Alabama, Junior, SP)

Kyle Bartsch (South Alabama, Senior, RP)

Whitt Dorsey (South Alabama, Senior, C)

Trae Santos (Troy, Junior, 1B)

Johnny Thomas (Middle Tennessee, Senior, 2B)

Blake Trahan (Louisiana-Lafayette, Freshman, SS)

Tyler Girouard (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, 3B)

Nathan Pittman (Florida Atlantic, Senior, OF)

Ryan Stephens (Middle Tennessee, Jr., OF)

Nolan Earley (South Alabama, Senior, OF)

Caleb Adams (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, DH)

Ryan Leonards (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, UTIL)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball Player of the Year

Jordan Patterson (South Alabama, Junior, UTIL)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Shane McCain (Troy, Junior, SP)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball Freshman of the Year

Blake Trahan (Louisiana-Lafayette, SS)

2013 Sun Belt Baseball Ron Maestri Coach of the Year

Mark Calvi, South Alabama