LAKELAND - The first of the postseason All-America teams was announced Wednesday and Logan Browning was named to the first-team while Hayden Marze and J.T. Hintzen were selected to the second team as announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Browning earns his second All-American honor of his career, having been named to the All-America first-team by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association last season. This year he earns the honor as a utility player, splitting time between the mound and right field for the Moccasins. Heading into this afternoon's South Region Tournament championship game, Browning was 9-2 on the hill with a 3.08 ERA. He has 102 strikeouts this season and is just the seventh Moccasin pitcher to record back-to-back seasons with 100 or more strikeouts. At the plate, he is hitting an outstanding .452 average with a .527 on-base percentage.
Marze, playing just his first season as a full-time hitter, needs just one more homer to tie the school record of 20 homers set by Jhalan Jackson in 2015. He is hitting .333 on the year with 63 RBI and a .714 slugging percentage to go with his .452 on-base mark.
Hintzen is a remarkable 13-0 this season following a complete game three-hitter on Tuesday against Tampa in his first collegiate start. On the season, he has 12 wins out of the bullpen and a 2.07 ERA. He is second on the Moccasins with 100 strikeouts and has walked just 13 batters in 82.2 innings.
Also on Wednesday, the American Baseball Coaches Association released its list of all-region teams. Browning and Hintzen were voted to the All-South Region first-team while Marze was selected to the second-team.