ROME, Ga. — The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and D3baseball.com announced their NCAA Division III baseball All-Region lists, with Berry's Dylan Beasley, Spence Johns and Zack Walch earning recognition.
Walch led the way with a second-team honor in both publications. Beasley claimed a third-team honor from the ABCA while Johns claimed second-team recognition from D3baseball.com
Walch, a junior outfielder from Norcross, Ga., earned his second straight All-Conference recognition and his first on the SAA first team. He led the SAA with a .409 average, 65 hits, 23 stolen bases and 51 runs. His 51 runs scored this year sets a DIII era program record, previously set in 2012 by Vikings standout and Atlanta Braves prospect, Stephen Gaylor.
Beasley, a junior infielder and pitcher from Rome, Ga., earned his second All-Conference honor. He ranked top-10 in the SAA with two triples, 34 RBIs, a 5-0 record on the mound and a career-best 48 strikeouts. On the year, he hit a career-high .313 with a .435 slugging percentage. He was also selected to this year’s SAA All-Tournament team.
Johns, a sophomore infielder from Dacula, Ga., earned his second straight first-team honor. He recorded 63 hits on the year, second on the team only to Zack Walch. Johns ranked inside the SAA’s top-five in hits, runs (40), RBIs (40), walks (28) and batting average (.380). In just two seasons, he has 131 career hits, which ranks inside the top-10 in Berry’s NCAA Division III era record book.