Alabama Baseball Garners Three All-SEC Postseason Awards

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Taylor Dugas did not commit an error in SEC play in 2012, earning his second straight SEC All-Defensive Team honor.
Taylor Dugas did not commit an error in SEC play in 2012, earning his second straight SEC All-Defensive Team honor.

May 29, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With Tuesday’s announcement of the 2012 All-Southeastern Conference baseball teams, Taylor Dugas and Ben Moore combined to collect three all-conference honors. Dugas garnered first team All-SEC and all-defensive team recognition, while Moore was selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team as an outfielder.

With his All-SEC selection as a senior, Dugas earns his third straight all-conference team award, while making his second appearance on the All-SEC first team. In 2012, Dugas posted a team-high .343 average, which was 10th in the SEC, while starting all 55 games in center field, and as the team’s lead-off hitter. Dugas also led the team with 41 runs scored, 71 hits, 12 doubles, seven triples (second in the SEC), 24 walks, and was hit by a pitch 18 times.

One of the premier leadoff hitters in the country, Dugas reached base safely in 53-of-55 games, which included a streak of 34 games to open the season. Dugas finished the season as the Crimson Tide’s all-time leader in career hits (334), singles (235), doubles (67), and triples (18). He led the team with 23 multiple-hit games, which included a team-best five three-hit performances.

Ben Moore was third in the SEC with a .345 average during conference play.

En route to his second straight selection to the SEC All-Defensive Team, Dugas made just one error in center field to post a .992 fielding percentage in 131 chances in 2012. Dugas did not make an error during conference play, and finished the season without on error in the final 43 games.

Ben Moore was selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team after starting 54-of-55 games and all 30 games during SEC play. Moore had a solid rookie season, as he was second on the squad with a .342 average for the year, which ranked 11th in the SEC. He was second on the team with 10 doubles, had 68 total hits, had two home runs and drove in 31. Moore was the third best hitter during SEC play, posting a .345 during conference action.

Moore hit safely in 45-of-55 games in 2012, including having at least one hit in 24-of-30 SEC contests. Moore had three hitting streaks of at least eight games, which included an 11-game streak and a team best 13-game hitting streak from Mar. 24-Apr. 13 Additionally, he reached base in 49-of-55 games, which included a streak of 26 consecutive games. Moore had 17 multiple hit games and led the Tide with nine multiple RBI games.

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SEC Coach of the Year – Gary Henderson, Kentucky
SEC Player of the Year – Raph Rhymes, LSU
SEC Pitcher of the Year – Chris Stratton, Mississippi State
SEC Freshman of the Year – Austin Cousino, Kentucky
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Michael Roth, South Carolina 

FIRST TEAM                     
1B - Christian Walker, South Carolina  
2B - Alex Yarbrough, Mississippi 
3B - Matt Reynolds, Arkansas
SS - Anthony Gomez, Vanderbilt
C - Mike Zunino, Florida    
OF - Raph Rhymes, LSU  
OF - Preston Tucker, Florida 
OF - Taylor Dugas, Alabama
DH/UTL - Brian Johnson, Florida
P - Chris Stratton, Mississippi State
P - Kevin Gausman, LSU      
RP - Steven Rodriguez, Florida 

SECOND TEAM                    
1B - Matt Snyder, Mississippi
2B - Bo Bigham, Arkansas
3B - Curt Powell, Georgia
SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida
C - Luke Maile, Kentucky
OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky
OF - Ryan Tella, Auburn
OF - Mason Katz, LSU
DH - Drew Steckenrider, Tennessee
P - Alex Wood, Georgia  
P - Corey Littrell, Kentucky
P - Bobby Wahl, Mississippi
RP - Matt Price, South Carolina

ALL FRESHMAN TEAM                     
1B - A.J. Reed, Kentucky  
2B - Will Maddox, Tennessee
3B - Josh Tobias, Florida
SS - Joey Pancake, South Carolina
C - Grayson Greiner, South Carolina 
OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky   
OF - Tanner English, South Carolina
OF - Hunter Cole, Georgia
OF - Ben Moore, Alabama
DH/UTL - A.J. Reed, Kentucky 
P - Aaron Nola, LSU  
P - Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt
RP - Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State

ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM                     
P - Ryan Eades, LSU
P - Kendall Graveman, Mississippi State
P - Michael Roth, South Carolina 
1B -Dominic Ficociello, Arkansas   
2B - Alex Yarbrough, Mississippi
SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida
3B - Matt Reynolds, Arkansas
C - Mike Zunino, Florida   
OF - Evan Marzilli, South Carolina  
OF - Taylor Dugas, Alabama 
OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky