Baseball: Butcher, Broaderick selected to ABCA/Rawlings Division III South All-Region

Baseball: Butcher, Broaderick selected to ABCA/Rawlings Division III South All-Region

The LaGrange baseball team had junior third baseman Blake Butcher and sophomore starting pitcher Ryan Broaderick selected to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III South All-Region second team.

For Butcher, it is his second selection to an All-Region team after being named to the D3baseball.com All-South Region team this week. The Watkinsville, Ga. native was the USA South Player of the Year and a first team All-Conference selection. He led the USA South conference in slugging percentage (.659), hits (69), doubles (18), and total bases (114). Butcher also ranked in the top-five of the conference in batting average (.399), home runs (7), RBIs (44), and triples (3). In USA South games only, Butcher led the conference in slugging percentage, RBIs, extra base hits, and total bases.

Broaderick, a Seminole, Fla. native, was a first team USA South All-Conference selection. He tied for the team lead and for second in the conference in wins after posting an 8-2 record. Broaderick's 1.51 ERA was the lowest among the Panther starting pitchers. Broaderick had 11 starts and led the pitching staff with two complete games and 71-1/3 innings pitched. Opponents batted .213 against Broaderick and he did not surrender a home run.