Five Trojans Honored by PalmettoStateBaseball.com

ANDERSON, S.C. – After completing a memorable season on the diamond in 2014, Anderson University baseball landed five on the 2014 PalmettoStateBaseball.com All-State teams, highlighted by two players being picked to the first team, announced Tuesday by PalmettoStateBaseball.com.

Senior catcher Jonathan Zalud and senior left fielder Nathan Galliford were the lone Trojans to be named to the all-state first team as the duo paced the South Atlantic Conference in representatives. The honor marks the second time both players have been named to a first-team, as the duo claimed SAC first-team selections following the season. Zalud closed the year with a .353 average with 13 doubles and 20 RBI, while signing a professional deal with the Bisbee Blue of the Pecos League following the SAC Tournament. Galliford finished 2014 fifth in the nation in home runs with 15, while hitting .314 and slugging .616.

Being named to the Honorable Mention list were infielders Steven Cooper, Kyle Bailey and Brett Cash. Cooper joined Zalud and Galliford on the SAC first-team prior to the start of the conference tournament, as he was 31st nationally in doubles with 18 and 45th in total bases with 116. Bailey banged out five homers on the year, while slugging .395 with five doubles and 26 RBI. Cash, who joined Zalud on the SAC Gold Glove list, led Anderson with 151 assists, while hitting .309 with 10 doubles and 25 RBI.

Between the five players named to the all-state honor, the group hit .321 (289-for-899), with 55 doubles, four triples, 31 home runs and 169 RBI.

2014 PalmettoStateBaseball.com all-state team, NCAA DII/NAIA schools

FIRST TEAM
SP - Derek Beasley, USC Aiken; Ryan Jones, Lander; Dylan Wolchik, Lander
RP - Brandon White, Lander
C - Jonathan Zalud, Anderson
1B - Connor Lewis, Lander
2B - Ryan Metzler, USC Aiken
SS - Erik Lunde, Lander
3B - Ryan Cranmer, Newberry
OF - Chase Corn, Erskine; Nathan Galliford, Anderson; Patrick Grady, Lander
DH - Michael Wilson, Francis Marion
UT - Daniel Young, Benedict
Two way pitcher/position - Zack Oberlies, Southern Wesleyan

SECOND TEAM
SP - Wesley Camp, Newberry; Cole Cromer, Newberry; Junior Delatorre, USC Beaufort
RP - Jeffrey Stoner, Francis Marion
C - Cooper Gunter, Limestone
1B - Ty Barkell, USC Aiken
2B - Graham Ramos, Lander
SS - Sean Miller, USC Aiken
3B - T.J. Giczkowski, Coker
OF - Matt Kianka, USC Beaufort; Elisha McDaniel, Benedict; Tyler Moore, USC Aiken;
DH - Thomas Berry, Lander
UT -  Kevin Davis, Benedict
Two way pitcher/position - Allen Staton, North Greenville

HONORABLE MENTION
SP - Taylor Alvarez, Lander; Austin Gambrell, Erskine; Mason McCullough, Lander; Jake Nidiffer, Newberry; Matt Prosser, Coker; Justin Vreeland, Claflin
RP - Ben Black, USC Aiken; Andrew Goot, Coker; James Lynch, USC Aiken; Daniel Nations, Newberry; Wes Schuler, Erskine
C - Julio Lara, Southern Wesleyan; Destin Nichols, Erskine
1B - Albert Baur, Newberry; Kyle Booth, Limestone; Steven Cooper, Anderson; Fico Kondla, Coker; Darius Osby, Claflin; Zach Smith, Erskine; Daniel Williams, Southern Wesleyan
2B - Kyle Bailey, Anderson; Jabari Brown, Claflin; Tanner Lollis, Erskine; Nolan Schrenker, Newberry;
SS - Julian Bridges, Limestone; Brett Cash, Anderson; Ashly Morris, USC Beaufort; Brandon Overstreet, Erskine
3B - Rashad Bivens, Claflin; T.J. Costen, USC Aiken; Colby Painter, Lander; Luke Tollison, Francis Marion; Joey Wilson, Erskine; Tyler Wood, Limestone
OF - Chad Balderman, Limestone; Matt Bosse, USC Aiken; JoJo Bradley, Newberry; Blake Cilwick, USC Beaufort; J.J. Crespo, USC Beaufort; Marquis Curry, Francis Marion; Isaac Davenport, Francis Marion; Logan Galliher, Erskine; Sixto Guerrero, Claflin; Michael Hyman, Southern Wesleyan; Alex Kirby, Newberry; Ernie Kirkwood, Coker; Andrew Kozak, Erskine; Weston Lawing, Lander; Jermale Paige, Newberry; Chris Scura, Limestone; Sammy Song, Coker
DH - Avi Ahlzadeh, Limestone; Eric Barbieri, Newberry;Sam Cothran, Erskine; Wendell Ferguson, Claflin
Two way pitcher/position - Darius Thompson, Benedict

Coach of the year - Kermit Smith, Lander
Player of the year - Patrick Grady, Lander
Pitcher of the year - Dylan Wolchik, Lander

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