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Avista-NAIA World Series All-Tournament Team Announced

June 04, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cumberland University (Tenn.) senior outfielder Kris Miller is announced as the Most Valuable Player of the 54th annual Avista-NAIA World Series. Hitting .364 (8-for-22) with four home runs and 10 RBIs in the World Series, Miller led the Bulldogs to their second World Series title with a 4-3 victory over Lee University (Tenn.) tonight at Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho.

 

Miller is joined by six other Bulldogs on the all-tournament team, the most of any of the 10 participants.

 

JJ Costantino of Lee was pegged with the Charlie Hustle Award, while Kirk Walker of Oklahoma City was awarded the Gold Glove Award.

 

Other awards were dished out including the Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Team Award (Cumberland University) and the Buffalo Funds-NAIA 5-Star Champions of Character Team Award (Shorter University). Both accolades recognize the team that has best exhibited the five core character values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership and Sportsmanship.

 

Robert Post, a senior pitcher from Cumberland University (Tenn.) was pegged as the Hank Burbridge Champion of Character player. This marked the sixth straight year for recognizing this award in memory of Hall of Fame Coach Hank Burbridge, who won over 1,000 games in 40 years at Spring Arbor (Mich.).

 

2010 AVISTA-NAIA Baseball All-Tournament Team

Pos.

Name

School

Year

Hometown

1B

Greg Appleton

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Jr.

Port Coquitlam, B.C.

2B

Tyler Kuehl

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

Jr.

San Diego, Calif.

SS

Sam Kikla

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Sr.

Malabar, Fla.

3B

Matt Greener

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Sr.

Jupiter, Fla.

INF

Steve Sabins

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

Jr.

Austin, Texas

C

Taylor Comford

Lee (Tenn.)

Jr.

San Diego, Calif.

C

David Fanshawe

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Jr.

Miami, Fla.

OF

Kris Miller

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Sr.

New Caney, Texas

OF

Mike Jutkiewicz

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

Sr.

Naples, Fla.

OF

Troy Frazier

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Sr.

Louisville, Ky.

OF

Rashad Taylor

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

Jr.

San Francisco, Calif.

DH

Pat Murray

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

Sr.

Huntington Beach, Calif.

P

Scott Swinson

Lee (Tenn.)

Sr.

Ellicott City, Md.

P

Chad Blauer

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

Sr.

Huntington Beach, Calif.

P

Phillip Reamy

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

Jr.

Centerville, Va.

P

Aaron Wilkerson

Cumberland (Tenn.)

Jr.

Waco, Texas

 

Avista-NAIA Most Valuable Player – Kris Miller, Cumberland (Tenn.)

Charlie Hustle Award – JJ Costantino, Lee (Tenn.)
Gold Glove Award – Kirk Walker, Oklahoma City
Hank Burbridge Champion of Character Player – Robert Post, Cumberland University (Tenn.)
Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Team – Cumberland University (Tenn.)
Buffalo Funds-NAIA 5-Star Champions of Character Team Award – Shorter University (Ga.)