Herring obtains NCBWA preseason honor

Herring obtains NCBWA preseason honor
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | by Asha Evans, Athletic Communications Assistant

WINGATE, N.C. - Senior designated hitter Ben Herring has receieved another preseason honor, this time from the National Colllegiate Baseball Writers Association. Herring has nabbed a spot on the NCBWA's Preseason All-Southeast Region Second Team.

He preceeds this accolade with South Atlantic Conference Preseason All-Conference first team recognition. Herring led the team and was 12th in the SAC with a .366 batting average in 2017. The junior’s .519 slugging percentage led the team and he accumulated 37 RBI’s despite not playing in 10 of Newberry’s 50 games. He had five games of three or more hits last season, including a team-high three game with four hits apiece.

Newberry will open the 2018 campaign at home against Belmont Abbey on Feb. 2 starting at 5:00 p.m. 

NCBWA Preseason All-Southeast Region Team

First Team

C - Brandon Purcell, Georgia College

1B - Mason McClellan, Columbus State

2B - Kyle Smith, Catawba

3B – Cal Gentry, Georgia College

SS - Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial

OF - Nick Beinlich, Belmont Abbey

OF - Luke Setzer, Catawba O

F - Logan Augustine, Lincoln Memorial

DH - Bill Leroy, North Georgia

UT - Ethan Crout, Flagler

SP - Daniel McCrary, North Georgia

SP - Tucker Burgess, North Greenville

SP - Hunter Shepherd, Catawba

RP - Griffin Hollifield, Coker

Second Team

C - Brian Parreira, USC Aiken

1B - Drew Ellis, Mount Olive

2B - Daulton Martin, Tusculum

3B - Chase Allen, Limestone

SS - Zach Piazza, Limestone

OF - Logan Mattix, Georgia College

OF - Jose Bonilla, USC Aiken

OF - Roberto Rivera, UNC Pembroke

DH - Ben Herring, Newberry

UT - Jarratt Mobley, UNC Pembroke

SP - Anthony Burke, UNC Pembroke

SP - Steven Bower, North Georgia

SP - Michael Livingston, Young Harris

RP - Cole Hinnant, Francis Marion