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2009 NAIA Baseball All-Americans Announced

May 28, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is proud to announce the 2009 NAIA Baseball All-Americans, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) All-America Selection Committee. Senior Brent Weaver of Oklahoma City University headlines the announcement as the first baseman is the 2009 Rawlings-NAIA National Player of the Year. Brent becomes the fourth OCU player this decade and first since 2005 (Nick Klusaw) to win this honor. With five Players of the Year, Oklahoma boasts the most of any program since the award began in 1983.

 

Weaver had a monster-hitting season in 62 games as he slugged 37 home runs, knocked in 91 RBI, hit .419 (96-for-229) and had a .952 slugging percentage. His home run total led the nation and fell just one shy of the national record set by MLB draftee Beau Mills in 2007. The slugging clip was good for third in the NAIA and RBI total ranked fourth nationally. He started the season on a 17-game hitting streak and ended his year as Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year. In his two-year career, he compiled a .424 career average, 40 doubles, 61 homers and 180 RBIs.

 

National Championship participants Lubbock Christian (Texas) and Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) landed five players on the All-America Teams. LCU placed Will Stramp (First Team), Ross Blondin (First Team) and R.L. Eisenbach (Second Team) while PLNU had Honorable Mention picks Kurt Steinhauer and Andrew Bovich. The teams battle for the 53rd Annual Avista-NAIA World Series title with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. PDT tonight (May 28). Lubbock Christian is looking for its second ring (first in 1983) while PLNU is playing for its first championship. If LCU wins tonight, a second Championship game will be played tomorrow (May 29) at 7:05 p.m. from Lewiston, Idaho.

The All-America Teams consist of 17 members on the First Team, 17 on the Second Team and an Honorable Mention Team, which is limited to 34 players. The HM Team is not position-specific.

The 2009 NAIA Coach of the Year will be announced in early January at the ABCA Coaches Convention.

2009 NAIA Baseball All-Americans

First Team

Player

School

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Brent Weaver^

Oklahoma City

1B

Sr.

Midwest City, Okla.

Brett Cook

Wayland Baptist (Texas)

2B

Sr.

Kearney, Ariz.

Jono Waugh

Southern Poly (Ga.)

SS

Jr.

Oxford, Ala.

Ross Blondin

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

3B

Jr.

Sonoma, Calif.

Brice Cutspec

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

INF

Jr.

Westminster, Calif.

Andrew Brouillette

LSU-Shreveport (La.)

C

So.

Benton, La.

Matt Powell

Southern Nazarene (Okla.)

C

Sr.

La Mesa, Calif.

Will Stramp

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

OF

Sr.

Keller, Texas

Julian Alvarez

Lee (Tenn.)

OF

Sr.

Boston, Mass.

Sammy Lee

Oklahoma City

OF

Sr.

Ninnekah, Okla.

Chris Schultz

Purdue-North Central (Ind.)

OF

Sr.

Elgin, Ill.

Tim Dunn

Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.)

P

Jr.

Bardwell, Ky.

Justin Zinkovich

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

P

Jr.

Cocoa, Fla.

Jayson Koehn

St. Xavier (Ill.)

P

Jr.

Beecher, Ill.

Micah Spencer

William Penn (Iowa)

P

Sr.

Modesto, Calif.

Billy Vopinek

Biola (Calif.)

RP

Jr.

Bellflower, Calif.

Kevin Orso

Mobile (Ala.)

DH

Sr.

Satsuma, Ala.

 

^ NAIA Player of the Year

Second Team

Player

School

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Brian Chase

Campbellsville (Ky.)

1B

Jr.

San Jose, Calif.

Ryson Mauricio

Oregon Tech

2B

Jr.

Mililani, Hawaii

Ryan Stovall

Thomas (Ga.)

SS

Sr.

Live Oak, Fla.

Chris Curley

Campbellsville (Ky.)

3B

Jr.

Ft. Mitchell, Ky.

Josh Collazo

Oklahoma Baptist

INF

Sr.

Tampa Bay, Fla.

Brian Burke

Kansas Wesleyan

C

Jr.

Lancaster, Calif.

Matt Stanley

Tennessee Wesleyan

C

Sr.

Louisville, Ky.

Kevin Leslie

Faulkner (Ala.)

OF

Sr.

Stone Mountain, Ga.

Zane Williams

Houston-Victoria (Texas)

OF

Sr.

Devil's Pocket, Texas

Cody Shields

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

OF

Sr.

Panama City, Fla.

Sam Mercado

Southern Nazarene (Okla.)

OF

Sr.

Norwalk, Calif.

R.L. Eisenbach

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

P

Jr.

Newark, Ohio

Ray Maldonado

Houston-Victoria (Texas)

P

Sr.

Cuero, Texas

Craig Westcott

Belhaven (Miss.)

P

Sr.

Chalmette, La.

Ashur Tolliver

Oklahoma City

P

Jr.

Little Rock, Ark.

Matt McCalley

Berry (Ga.)

RP

Jr.

Conyers, Ga.

Nick Allaire

Kansas Wesleyan

DH

Sr.

Arvada, Colo.

 

Honorable Mention Team

Player

School

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Tyler Tamayose

William Woods (Mo.)

1B

So.

Lethbridge, Alberta

Brent Lavallee

LSU-Shreveport (La.)

1B

Sr.

North Delta, British Columbia

Chris Warters

Lee (Tenn.)

1B

Sr.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Joe Grinstead

Union (Ky.)

2B

Sr.

Bowling Green, Ky.

Jared Noteboom

Morningside (Iowa)

2B

Jr.

 South Sioux City, Neb.

Frany Cruz

Iowa Wesleyan

2B

Sr.

Toa Alta, Puerto Rico

Tyler Moyneur

Tennessee Wesleyan

3B

Sr.

Escondido, Calif.

Thomas Englehardt

Fisher (Mass.)

3B

Sr.

Bradford, Mass.

Ryan Delgado

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

3B

Jr.

Upland, Calif.

John O'Brien

St. Xavier (Ill.)

SS

Jr.

Lake Zurich, Ill.

Jon Ubbenga

William Jewell (Mo.)

SS

Sr.

Enumclaw, Wash.

Alex Hall

Kansas Wesleyan

SS

Sr.

Ogden, Utah

Austin Adams

Faulkner (Ala.)

INF

Sr.

Millbrook, Ala.

Josh Ashenbrenner

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

INF

Jr.

Kirkland, Wash.

Jason Engleman

Morningside (Iowa)

C

Sr.

Hawarden, Iowa

Leo Alvarez

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)

C

Sr.

Miami, Fla.

Jon Troutman

Brescia (Ky.)

C

Sr.

Owensboro, Ky.

Chris Lowe

Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.)

OF

Sr.

Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Carlos Romero

Mobile (Ala.)

OF

Sr.

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Carey Crain

Northwood (Texas)

OF

Sr.

Mustang, Okla.

Oscar DePablos

Northwood (Fla.)

OF

So.

Kissimmee, Fla.

Sam Neal

Lyon (Ark.)

OF

Sr.

Pine Bluff, Ark.

Josh Ehringer

Union (Ky.)

OF

Sr.

Somerset, Ky.

Franky Busani

Wayland Baptist (Texas)

OF

Sr.

Mesa, Ariz.

Sean Halton

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

OF

Sr.

Fresno, Calif.

Kurt Steinhauer

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

OF

Sr.

Rolling Hills, Calif.

Jon Swartout

Tennessee Wesleyan

P

Sr.

Allen Park, Mich.

Chris Wedel

William Penn (Iowa)

P

Sr.

Wasco, Calif.

Justin Ennis

LSU-Shreveport (La.)

P

So.

Livingston, Texas

Eric Cordell

Ottawa (Kan.)

P

Sr.

Holton, Kan.

Kelyn Shellenberger

Fresno Pacific (Calif.)

P

Jr.

Reedley, Calif.

Kyle Medley

Belhaven (Miss.)

RP

Sr.

Springfield, Ky.

Andrew Bovich

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

P

Sr.

San Clemente, Calif.

Derrick Weber

Mount Mercy (Iowa)

P

So.

Waterloo, Iowa