Berryhill named to NCBWA All-Southeast Region Second Team

Berryhill named to NCBWA All-Southeast Region Second Team
Thursday, May 28, 2009 | by Junior reliever had seven saves and 42 strikeouts in 2009

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Newberry College junior relief pitcher Thomas Berryhill (Aynor, S.C.) has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association all-Southeast Region second team, it was announced today.

Berryhill, who was an all-South Atlantic Conference second team selection as well as an all-SAC Tournament member, has been recognized as one of the top relievers around after a stellar junior season. He led Newberry in earned run average with a 2.20 ERA, picking up a 3-1 record with 7 saves in 18 appearances this year. He struck out 42 batters in 41.0 innings pitched, allowing only 12 runs and 11 walks in that span. Opposing hitters only managed a .187 average against the fireballer.

He was named the South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week on April 6, and was named to the all-SAC Tournament team after allowing only one run in eight innings against Mars Hill in an elimination game. He was also named the athletic department's Chick-Fil-A Student-Athlete of the Month in April.

2009 NCBWA All-Southeast Region

First Team
1B - Daniel Kassouf, Belmont Abbey College
2B - Chas Anthony, Erskine College
3B - Craige Lyerly, Catawba College
SS - Rich Racobaldo, Mount Olive College
DH - Travis Howard, USC Aiken
C - Ryan Query, Catawba College
OF - Shannon Wilkerson, Augusta State University
OF - Bryan Fogle, Erskine College
OF - Mark Letchworth, Wingate University
OF - Kevin Dietrich, UNC Pembroke
SP - Cody Walden, Armstrong Atlantic State University
SP - Nick Fogleman, Pfeiffer University
SP - Matt McGovern, UNC Pembroke
SP - C.J. Hillyer, Tusculum College
RP - Martin DeWald, Georgia College and State University
RP - Rob Currie, Tusculum College

Second Team
1B - Ken Raborn, USC Aiken
2B - Ryan Saxon, Anderson University
3B - Andre Airich, North Georgia College and State University
SS - Barrett Kleinknecht, Francis Marion University
DH - Brian Williams, Mars Hill College
C - Jared Barkdoll, Francis Marion University
OF - Nate Grabowski, Tusculum College
OF - Cody McMorris, USC Aiken
OF - Alex Wyche, Armstrong Atlantic State University
OF - Greg Huff, Erskine College
SP - Blake Ketner, Catawba College
SP - Thomas Gray, Armstrong Atlantic State University
SP - Tyler Powell, Belmont Abbey College
SP - B.J. Dail, Mount Olive College
RP - Thomas Berryhill, Newberry College
RP - Brandon Forshee, Francis Marion University

Player of the Year: Shannon Wilkerson, Augusta State University
Pitcher of the Year: Nick Fogleman, Pfeiffer University