CENTREVILLE, Mass. – Gallaudet University senior shortstop Tommy Barksdale (Brookeville, Md.) was recently named to the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Baseball South All-Star second team. This is Barksdale's first appearance on an ECAC All-Star team. Barksdale was the only North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) player to earn ECAC All-Star status.
Barksdale was recently named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Division III All-South region second team. The senior was named to the all-conference first team and earned a NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week honor once (March 4) this past season. He ranked fifth in the nation for triples (seven) and 15th for triples per game (0.17) as the Bison rank 13th as a team for triples (20). Barksdale was fourth in Division III for walks (34) and seventh for walks per game (0.83), 21st in on base percentage (.509) and 35th in slugging percentage (.654). The senior shortstop led the NEAC in triples, walks, total bases (87), on base percentage, is second in runs (39), third in RBIs (40), slugging percentage, fourth in doubles (10), assists (102), fifth in hits (51), sixth in home runs (four), plate appearances (171), stolen bases (16), eighth in batting average (.383) and ninth in games (41). Barksdale started all 41 games for the Bison (20-21). He had 14 games with two or more hits and drove in two or more runs in a game on 10 different occasions.
Barksdale is the first Bison to earn ECAC South All-Star honors since William Bissell (Brewer, Maine) earned first team status in 2011.
Johns Hopkins University senior first baseman Jeff Lynch was named ECAC South Player of the Year while Washington & Jefferson University junior Eddie Nogay was picked as the ECAC South Pitcher of the Year. Lebanon Valley College first baseman Dylan Tamecki was selected as the ECAC South Rookie of the Year.
About the selection process
ECAC All-Stars, Players of the Year and Rookies of the Year are eligible if selected as their primary conference's award winner or all-conference first team selection. ECAC membership coaches voted on the teams and major award winners.
About the ECAC
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) is the nation's largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with 287 member institutions and over 122,000 student-athletes ranging from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. The ECAC publicizes the achievements of over 750 student-athletes annually through the postseason all-stars programs. For more information about the ECAC please visit its website www.ecac.org.