Clarksville, Ark.-Nine University of the Ozarks baseball players have been named to the American Southwest Conference All-Conference team, announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Junior outfielder John Glenn received ASC East Division Newcomer of the Year and was named to the ASC All-East Division First Team. Sophomore relief pitcher John Scheuring was also named to the All-East Division First Team. Junior designated hitter Robby Finnell earned All-East Division Second Team and was named All-East Division Honorable Mention as a starting pitcher. Sophomore utility player Todd Koch was tabbed for the All-East Division Second Team. Freshman short stop Cory Briggs, sophomore outfielder Bruce Cameron, sophomore second baseman Logan Kizer, sophomore outfielder David Smith and freshman first baseman Andrew Teaster were named to the All-East Division Honorable Mention Team. The seven head coaches in the East Division vote on All-Conference honors.
Glenn, a 6-foot 165-pound left-handed hitter from Tulsa, Okla., was also a candidate for ASC East Division Player of the Year. He ranks fourth in the ASC in batting (.426), hits (72) and runs (53). He is second in doubles (16). He is fifth in on-base percentage (.497) and eighth in total bases (100). Glenn led the team in all of the aforementioned categories, and finished first in triples (3) and second in RBI (39) and slugging percentage (.592). His eight stolen bases ranked him third on the team. Glenn’s 2007 numbers set new single-season school records in hits, runs and doubles. He had a team-best 19 multiple-hit games, including two five-hit games. He hit safely in 37 games and recorded 11 multiple-RBI games. Glenn’s best performance at the plate came against UT-Dallas and Elmhurst when he went a perfect 5-for-5 with 3 RBI. He earned ASC Hitter of the Week honors in March.
Scheuring, a 6-foot, 165-pound left-hander from Bryan, Texas, is second in the ASC in saves (5), while leading the team with a 2.12 ERA. He owns a 3-2 record on the mound and has struck out 43 in 29.2 innings of work. His five saves set a new single-season school record. Scheuring mowed down six on two different occasions. During a key three-week conference stretch, he allowed only a combined four hits and did not give up a run in six appearances. His top performance came against Mississippi College when he pitched three scoreless innings and struck out six to move his record to 3-1.
Finnell, a 6-foot, 210-pound right-hander from Tulsa, Okla., ranks fourth in the ASC in home runs (10) and sixth in the league in RBI (50). His 50 RBI is a new single-season school record. He is batting .324 and owns a .610 slugging percentage. He has 17 multiple-RBI games. His best performance at the plate came in the ASC playoffs against Mary Hardin-Baylor when he went 2-for-5 with two homers and 7 RBI. On the mound, he is fourth in the ASC in ERA (2.84). He is 4-3 in 63.1 innings of work and has struck out 33. He earned ASC Pitcher of the Week in March. At Ozarks, he is second all-time in career home runs (18) and career RBI (102). He earned All-Conference honors last season.
Koch, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound right-handed hitter from San Antonio, Texas, is second on the team in home runs (4), third in batting (.367) and fourth in RBI (30) and slugging percentage (.512). His top performance at the plate came against UT-Dallas when he went 4-for-6 with 4 RBI. Koch was productive on the mound, too, pitching the school’s second modern-day no-hitter in his first appearance of the season. He owns a 3-5 record in 55.2 innings of work and has struck out 43. He was ASC Pitcher of the Week in February. He was named All-Conference as a freshman.
Briggs, a 6-foot, 185-pound native of Greencastle, Pa., started in 38 games as a true freshman and hit .308. He is tied for second on the team with Koch with four home runs. Briggs is third on the team in doubles (7) and fifth in RBI (28) and hits (45). He has 12 multiple-hit games and 9 multiple-RBI games. His best performance came against Mississippi College when he hit the game-winning home run and finished 2-for-5 with 3 RBI.
Cameron, a 6-foot, 175-pound native of Houston, Texas, ranks second on the team in hits (56), stolen bases (9), third in RBI (32), runs (34) and total bases (72). He is fourth in batting (.350). During the season, he had a 22-game hit streak, the team’s longest of the year. He has 18 multiple-hit games, including 13 games with two hits. Cameron’s top game came in the playoffs against Mary Hardin-Baylor when he finished 3-for-5 with 4 RBI.
Kizer, a 5-foot-11, 150-pound native of Pine Bluff, Ark., started in 32 games and is batting .302 with 11 RBI and 22 runs. He is second on the team in sacrifice hits (9). Kizer has recorded five two-hit games. Kizer’s best game came in the playoffs against Mary Hardin-Baylor when he went 4-for-6 and drove in two runs.
Smith, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound native of Rowlett, Texas, is the team-leader in steals (10) and sacrifice hits (13). He is second in doubles (11) and third in hits (50). Smith is fifth in batting (.333) and sixth in RBI (24). He has 13 multiple-hit games, including ten two-hit games. Smith’s most productive performance came against UT-Tyler when he went 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. He had an ASC best three sacrifice hits against Austin College.
Teaster, a 6-foot, 180-pound native of Hollister, Mo., is seventh in the ASC in batting (.416). He is third on the team in hits (47), doubles (8) and slugging percentage (.549). He has 16 multiple-hit games, including ten two-hit games. Teaster’s best performance at the plate came against Hendrix College when he finished 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. He was ASC Hitter of the Week in February.