BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference recently released the 2017 post season honors and five Jackson State baseball players were among those honored.
Jesus Santana, junior third baseman, Lamar Briggs, junior outfielder, Bryce Brown, junior outfielder, and Miguel Yrigoyen, starting pitcher, were all named to the All-Conference First Team and CJ Newsome, sophomore outfielder, was named to the All-Conference Second Team.
Santana ranks 7th in the nation in RBI per game, 4th in RBI. In the conference, he ranks 6th in slugging percentage, 9th in runs scored, 8th in hits, 1st in RBIs, 5th in doubles, 1st in home runs, 4th in total bases, 4th in sacrifice flies, and 9th in at-bats. He maintained a .304 batting average with 49 games played with 47 starts to tally 181 at-bats, 39 runs, and 55 hits (15 doubles, 1 triple, and 9 home runs) for 62 RBIs, 99 total bases, a .547 slugging percentage, .387 one base percentage, and a .914 fielding percentage.
Briggs ranks 49th in the nation in batting average, 9th in hits, 45th in doubles, and 44th in hits per game. In the conference, he ranks 2nd in batting average, 10th in slugging percentage, 10th on base percentage, fourth in runs, 2nd in hits, 1st in doubles, 5th in triples, 2nd in total bases, fourth in total plate appearances, and third in at-bats. He has maintained a .377 batting average, played and started in 50 games to tally 199 at-bats, 46 runs, and 75 hits (17 doubles and four triples) for 45 RBI, 100 total bases, .503 slugging percentage, a .438 on base percentage, 13 stolen bases on 16 attempts, and a .926 fielding percentage.
Brown ranks 12th in nation in stolen bases per game, 11th in stolen bases, and fifth in on base percentage. In the conference, he ranks fourth in batting average, first in on base percentage, sixth in runs scored, second in base on balls, fourth in hit by pitch, second in stolen bases, second in steal attempts. This season, Brown has maintained a .362 batting average, played in 45 games with 44 starts to tally 149 at-bats, 45 runs, 54 hits (six doubles and one triple), 28 RBI, 62 total bases, .416 slugging percentage, .503 on base percentage, 23 stolen bases on 27 attempts, and a .939 fielding percentage.
Yrigoyen ranks third in nation in victories, 21st in games started, and seventh in innings pitched. In the conference, he ranks 3rd in SWAC in ERA, sixth in opposing BA, seventh in batters struck out, third in batters SO looking, first in wins, third in games started, tenth in runs allowed, ninth in earned runs allowed, fifth in triples allowed, and first in homeruns allowed. The right hander holds a 9-2 win/loss record and a 2.96 ERA with 12 appearance, 12 games started, one complete game, 85.0 innings pitched, 80 hits, 37 runs (28 earned runs), 60 strike outs, and a .243 batting average against.
Newsome ranks 26th in the nation in runs, 18th in triples, 11th in stolen, and 50th in sacrifice files. He ranks 6th in SWAC in batting average, 9th in slugging percentage, eighth in on base percentage, first in runs, sixth in doubles, second in triples, third in sacrifice flies, third in stolen bases, and third in steal attempts. He has maintained a .352 batting average, played in 38 games with 36 starts to tally 142 at-bats, 50 runs, 50 hits (14 doubles and five triples) for 24 RBIs, 74 total bases, .521 slugging percentage, .443 on base, 23 stolen bases on 25 attempts, .976 fielding percentage.