Baseball places five on All-SAA teams

Baseball places five on All-SAA teams

The Oglethorpe baseball team saw five players earn spots on All-SAA teams Tuesday. Junior infielders Austin Jackson and Jack Bartlewski garnered All-SAA second-team recognition, while senior designated hitter Andrew Mink, senior outfielder Patrick Burnette and junior pitcher Dylan Childress all took All-SAA honorable mention.

Jackson earned his first career All-SAA honor with an outstanding season at second base. He finished tied for second in the league with 12 doubles and came in tied for third with 83 total bases. He's also fifth in the SAA with 61 hits. He finished his season with a .351 batting average and a .436 on-base percentage.

Bartlewski earned his second straight All-SAA honor. He earned a spot on the first team in 2018 for his work as a relief pitcher, but this year's second-team honor came for his efforts as a first baseman. He finished tied with Jackson for second in the league in doubles, also placing second in the conference with five sacrifice flies. He tied for fifth in the league with five home runs and had a solid year on the mound, too, tying for fifth in the SAA with four saves. He accrued a .504 slugging percentage on the season, good enough for seventh in the league. He earned SAA Player of the Week and Team of the Week honors for his 4-for-5, 8-RBI performance against George Fox on Feb. 17

It's the fourth straight All-SAA honor for Mink. He finished fourth in the league with six home runs and cracked 45 hits with 10 doubles. He hit .269 on the season and accrued a .437 slugging percentage.

Burnette earned his second straight All-SAA honor after taking second-team accolades in 2018. He cracked out 53 hits, three home runs and 25 RBIs over the course of the season, accruing a .325 batting average and a .406 on-base percentage. 

Childress nabbed his first All-SAA honors with an outstanding season in relief for the Stormy Petrels. He accrued the second-most appearances of any SAA pitcher with 20 on the season and compiled a 2.87 ERA with 9.26 strikeouts per game. 

The Petrels finished sixth in the SAA on the regular season but made it to the finals of their SAA tournament pod, defeating regionally-ranked Berry twice in as many days.