Moccasin Mitch Reeves has been named to the Division II Preseason All-South Region First-Team as announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association. Reeves was named as the third baseman on the squad, although the senior will move to the outfield for Coach Lance Niekro's Moccasins.
Reeves was named to the second-team All-South Region teams last season by both the NCWBA and the American Baseball Coaches Association. He was also voted to the All-Sunshine State Conference first team and was named to the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Last season, Reeves was second on the team with a .364 batting average, 11 home runs, 48 RBI, 54 runs scored, and a .596 slugging percentage. He tied for the team lead with 24 multi-hit games while leading the squad with 16 games with two or more runs batted in. In league games, he batted .379 with five homers.
The Moccasins open the 2017 season this Friday at 6 pm ET at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.
NCBWA Division II Preseason All-South Region First Team
SP J.T. Granat, West Florida
SP Tre Hobbs, Delta State, Miss.
SP Christopher Williams, Tampa, Fla.
RP Jarrod Petree, West Florida
C A.J. Walden, Alabama Huntsville
1B Kyle Hubbuch, North Alabama
2B Laz Rivera, Tampa, Fla.
3B Mitch Reeves, Florida Southern
SS John Sternagel, Florida Tech
OF Ryan Baldwin, Barry
OF Dalton Duty, Valdosta State, Ga.
OF Alex Mata, Saint Leo, Fla.
DH Brandon Gomez, Nova Southeastern, Fla.
UT Mike Purcell, Rollins, Fla.