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2010 NAIA Baseball All-American's Announced

June 03, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2010 NAIA Baseball All-Americans, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) All-America Selection Committee. Senior Matt Greener of Cumberland University (Tenn.) headlines the All-Americans as the third baseman is the 2010 Rawlings-NAIA National Player of the Year.

 

Greener becomes the first Cumberland player to win Player of the Year honors since the awards’ inception in 1983. His Bulldogs are playing in today’s Avista-NAIA World Series and guaranteed no worse than a fourth-place finish. He is hitting .380 (5-for-13) with one home run and four RBIs during the World Series.

 

During a season that has seen Cumberland go 56-9 and make its 11th World Series, Greener has been an instrumental part of the success. On the year, he led the NAIA in hits (112) and RBIs (95) and tied for first in home runs (26). In 241 at-bats, the product of Jupiter, Fla., hit .465 with 26 doubles. An everyday player, Greener has played in 64 of the team’s 65 games this season. He has 37 multi-hit games, including 13 of three or more base knocks. He began the season on an 11-game hitting streak and amazingly, he has recorded a hit in 59 of the 64 games that he has appeared in.

 

If the Bulldogs win the World Series, Greener will be a player on the title team for the first time since Lewis-Clark State won the World Series in 2008 and Kyle Greene was the Player of the Year.

 

Greener is one of four Bulldogs on the All-America First Team. Pitcher Shawn Schaefer and outfielders Troy Frazier and Kris Miller join Greener to post the most First Teamers of any school this year.

 

Two of the three other teams still participating in the World Series, Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and Lee (Tenn.) place three players total on the First Team. Lee’s Junior Rodriguez and JJ Costantino join Embry-Riddle’s Austin Quinn on the First Team. Point Loma Nazarene did not place anyone.

 

Jono Waugh of Southern Poly State (Ga.) is the only returning First Team All-American from a season ago. The senior shortstop is listed on the Second Team.

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 2010 NAIA Coach of the Year will be announced in early January at the ABCA Coaches Convention.

2010 NAIA Baseball All-Americans

First Team

Player

School

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Shain Stoner

Southern Nazarene (Okla.)

1B

So.

San Diego, Calif.

Cody Gaskill

Tennessee Wesleyan

2B

Jr.

Petersburg, Tenn.

Nick Spears

Southern Nazarene (Okla.)

SS

Sr.

Santee, Calif.

Matt Greener^

Cumberland (Tenn.)

3B

Sr.

Jupiter, Fla.

Tyler Schunk

Rio Grande (Ohio)

INF

Sr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ryan Delgado%

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

C

Sr.

Upland, Calif.

Joe Staley

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

C

Jr.

Celina, Texas

Justin Lunday

York (Neb.)

OF

Sr.

San Ramon, Calif.

JJ Costantino

Lee (Tenn.)

OF

Jr.

Fontana, Calif.

Troy Frazier

Cumberland (Tenn.)

OF

Sr.

Louisville, Ky.

Kris Miller

Cumberland (Tenn.)

OF

Sr.

New Caney, Texas

Austin Quinn

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

P

Sr.

Titusville, Fla.

Shawn Schaefer

Cumberland (Tenn.)

P

Sr.

Pitt Meadows, B.C.

Bruce Amende

York (Neb.)

P

Jr.

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Justin Ennis%

Louisiana State-Shreveport

P

Jr.

Livingston, Texas

Wade Broyles

Belhaven (Miss.)

RP

Sr.

Madison, Miss.

Junior Rodriguez

Lee (Tenn.)

DH

Sr.

Miami, Fla.

 

^ 2010 NAIA Player of the Year

Second Team

Player

School

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Ken Tezak

Saint Xavier (Ill.)

1B

Sr.

Joliet, Ill.

Justin Coats

Northwood (Texas)

2B

Sr.

Texarkana, Texas

Jono Waugh&

Southern Poly State (Ga.)

SS

Sr.

Oxford, Ala.

Kevin Hennessey

Wayland Baptist (Texas)

3B

Jr.

Chandler, Ariz.

Steve Vitale

Oklahoma City

INF

Sr.

East Meadow, N.Y.

Brett Chamberlain

Bellevue (Neb.)

C

Sr.

Chipley, Fla.

Sharif Othman

California Baptist

C

Jr.

Riverside, Calif.

Matty Johnson

Bellevue (Neb.)

OF

Sr.

Lewisville, Texas

Kyle Lenn

Indiana Southeast

OF

Sr.

Newburgh, Ind.

Casey Solem

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

OF

Sr.

East Grand Forks, Minn.

Erik Church

Jamestown (N.D.)

OF

Sr.

Federal Way, Wash.

Trey Krier

Mount Marty (S.D.)

P

Sr.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Aaron Wilkerson

Cumberland (Tenn.)

P

Jr.

Waco, Texas

Stephen Shackleford

Savannah College of Art & Design (Ga.)

P

Jr.

Louisville, Ky.

Tyler Knigge

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

P

Jr.

Lewiston, Idaho

Phillip Reamy

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

RP

Jr.

Centerville, Va.

Brad Robbins

UVa-Wise

DH

Sr.

Big Stone Gap, Va.

 

Honorable Mention Team (Listed by School)

Reid Spitaels, Bethel (Ind.); Brian Sharp, California Baptist; Taylor Siemens, California Baptist; Kevin Park, Dickinson State (N.D.); Andrew Drummond, Huntington (Ind.); Diego Robles, College of Idaho; Ben Rosen, College of Idaho; Justin Medeiros, Indiana Tech; Edder Morales, Iowa Wesleyan; Mike Davis, Lambuth (Tenn.); Tanner Moore, Lee (Tenn.); Scott Swinson, Lee (Tenn.); Brian Burke$, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Colby Hawk, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Andrew Brouillette&, Louisiana State-Shreveport; Kevin Smith, Louisiana State-Shreveport; Jason Trivett, Milligan (Tenn.); Matt Holliman, Missouri Baptist; Ronald Melo, Missouri Baptist; George Ban, Missouri Valley; Jared Noteboom%, Morningside (Iowa); Brad Payne, Northwestern (Iowa); Jeff Sakowski, Northwood (Texas); Anthony Lopez, Oklahoma Baptist; Chad Carman, Oklahoma City; Ryan Rowe, Robert Morris (Ill.); Corey Schultz, Saint Francis (Ill.); Phillip Butler, Shawnee State (Ohio); Danny Gesick, Shawnee State (Ohio); David Hardin, Southern Poly State (Ga.); Michael Kraynak, Taylor (Ind.); Max Loveland, Tennessee Wesleyan; Brandon Hedrick, Union (Ky.); Corey Rudolph, Union (Tenn.)

 

& 2009 First Team

$ 2009 Second Team

% 2009 Honorable Mention