Baseball: Gibson Bittner and James Poropatic named to ABCA/Rawlings South All-Region team

Baseball: Gibson Bittner and James Poropatic named to ABCA/Rawlings South All-Region team

Senior outfielder James Poropatic and freshman relief pitcher Gibson Bittner were selected to the ABCA/Rawlings South All-Region teams. Bittner was named to the second team, while Poropatic was selected to the third team.

Poropatic was a two-time USA South All-Conference selection for the Panthers. He batted .313 for the 2018 season, while leading the team in hits (60), runs scored (43), and RBIs (46). Poropatic tied for the team lead with four home runs. He finished his career with a .314 batting average, 134 hits, and 84 RBIs. 

Bittner earned his second All-Region selection after being name earlier to the D3baseball.com All-South Region second team. He was on the USA South All-Conference second team. Bittner was 6-2 with a team and USA South best 1.45 earned run average for the 2018 season. He was second on the team with 23 appearances, making one start and had two saves. He had 52 strikeouts in 56 innings of working, averaging a team-best 8.36 strikeouts per game.