June 18, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL -
Florida Atlantic University's baseball team, which tallied a 42-22 record for 2013 and a top-25 national rank among three polls, continues to celebrate post-season accolades. Hugh Adams and Brendon Sanger have been named to the 2013 American Baseball Coaches Association South Central Team, both as Second Team honorees.
Adams, from Bethesda, Md., recorded a 3-0 record along with an FAU single-season 18 saves which combines to make the senior right-handed pitcher both FAU and the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) all-time career save leader with 31. Adams appeared in 29 innings during his senior campaign. He struck out 38, walked 13 and held opponents to a .262 batting average. In FAU's last 16 games, the Owls captured 14 victories, the SBC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional. Adams was 3-0 during that time with five saves.
Sanger, a freshman from Fort Myers, had a team leading .347 average with 13 extra base hits including three home runs. The rookie broke into the lineup as an outfielder but settled into second base. He tallied a .579 average at the SBC Tournament with three doubles, a triple and a home run to earn the tournament's Most Outstanding Player honor. Defensively, the freshman committed just two errors and held a .983 fielding percentage.
"We are so proud of Hugh and Brendon and appreciative for what they helped FAU achieve this year," said John McCormack, FAU's head baseball coach. "These honors are well deserved."