ABCA names Serritella to All-Midwest Region Second Team

    In addition to his latest honor, Serritella has been named an All-American by three different publications this year.

    In addition to his latest honor, Serritella has been named an All-American by three different publications this year.
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    June 21, 2012

    By Scott Gierman
    SIUSalukis.com 

    CARBONDALE, Ill. – Former SIU first baseman Chris Serritella has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region Second Team, the ABCA announced.

    Serritella is the fourth Saluki to earn ABCA All-Midwest Region honors in the last 10 years. In 2005 outfielder Kevin Koski was the last Saluki to be voted to the ABCA All-Midwest Second Team.

    This is added to the already impressive list of honors Serritella has received for his record-breaking junior season at SIU. He also garnered Third-Team All-American recognition from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and from Louisville Slugger. He was named an All-American by College Sports Madness. Serritella was also voted the NCBWA District Player of the Year for District V, which includes all Division I schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition he earned All-Missouri Valley Conference First-Team honors and was selected to the MVC All-Tournament Team after helping the Salukis to the championship game last month.

    Serritella, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round of this year’s MLB Draft. won the MVC batting title with a .389 average and led the conference in seven other statistical categories. He was two RBI away from becoming the conference’s first triple crown winner since 1999. He also set single-season school records with 24 doubles and 156 total bases, and his 91 hits were one shy of the school record. His 30 home runs are third most in school history, and his .367 career batting average is the fifth highest in school history. 

    He is currently playing with the Williamsport Crosscutters, the Phillies New York-Penn League affiliate.


     

     

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