Haley, Lewis Named To NCBWA All-Region Squad
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Seniors Josh Haley and Braxton Lewis continued to abandon their notoriety on Thursday afternoon as both were among 39 players named to the 2012 All-Southeast Region Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
The announcement marked the second-straight year that both players were apart of at least one of three possible all-region squads. Haley earned all-region nods as a junior from both the NCBWA and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), while Lewis swept through the 2011 all-region squads as a member of the Daktronics listing as well. UNCP has now been lauded with 26 all-region honors since the end of the 2007 campaign.
Haley, a Jackson Springs product, started all 49 games and led the Braves with a .391 (77-for-197) batting average to go along with 19 extra-base hits (3 HR), 16 RBI and a team-best 61 runs scored. A force on the base paths, the senior ranked second in the PBC with 34 stolen bases (39 attempts) and also booked a .523 slugging percentage and a .474 on-base percentage. Defensively, he was solid from his starting centerfield position as well where he turned in a .985 fielding percentage. He concluded the season with a team-leading 24 multiple-hit games and a trio of multiple-RBI outings.
Lewis, a Seven Springs product, made a team-best 27 appearances for UNCP and recorded a 1-2 record, a 2.25 ERA and matched a school record with a PBC-leading 11 saves (13 opportunities). He struck out 38 batters and walked just seven in 32 innings of work, while also holding opponents to a .248 batting average. Lewis allowed just one run on two hits through his first seven innings of work this season and closed out the campaign by not allowing an earned run over his last 20 innings (14 appearances) from the hill. Nearly half (5) of his saves came against league competition.