Dozier Named First Team All-SLC
May 21, 2012
FRISCO, Texas - Sophomore shortstop Hunter Dozier was named to the all-Southland Conference first team on Monday, joined by catcher Jarid Scarafiotti, second baseman Freddy Villalobos and pitcher Alex Moshier on the third team to give Stephen F. Austin four all-conference selections in a vote by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.
The four all-SLC selections is the most ever for SFA, while Dozier is the first Lumberjack shortstop to ever to garner all-league honors. It was the second time in as many years for Scarafiotti to be named to the all-conference teams, while Villalobos and Moshier each earned their marks for the first time.
After putting together a solid freshman campaign a year ago, Dozier has followed that up with an even better sophomore season. A native of Denton, Dozier ranks in the top 10 in the Southland in batting average (.349), home runs (8), hits (72), doubles (20), slugging percentage (.569), walks (26) and runs scored (38). He is one of just two Lumberjacks to play in every game this season, managing 20 multi-hit games and is tied for the team lead with 32 RBI, while his 20 doubles is a new SFA school record and is just one behind Southeastern Louisiana's Brock Hebert for the top mark in the league.
Scarafiotti is the only other Lumberjack to play in every game for SFA this season, and has hit .246 this year with four home runs and 27 RBI. His all-conference selection this year follows up his first-team nod a year ago, making him the first-ever Lumberjack catcher to earn all-SLC honors in multiple seasons. The senior set the all-time RBI mark at SFA earlier this season and will enter this weekend's Southland Conference Tournament looking to add to his 130 runs driven in for his career. In addition to his exploits at the plate, he has also been behind the plate for 50 of SFA's 54 games this year.
Meanwhile, Villalobos has been an impact bat in the SFA lineup this season and will head to San Marcos as one of three .300 hitters on the Lumberjack roster after a solid weekend in the final series of the year vs Nicholls. A transfer from Weatherford College, Villalobos slugged .405 this year with a pair of homers, 25 RBI and ranks second on the team with 12 doubles. He led the team with 21 multi-hit games and reached base in 23 consecutive games during a stretch earlier in the year. He is the first Lumberjack second baseman to be named to an all-conference team since Blake Boydston in 1988.
Moshier's all-conference nod is the first of his career, and deservedly so after a dominating senior season. The senior right-hander ranks is the first Lumberjack reliever since Richard Folmer in 2009 to earn an all-conference honor, and is in the top three in the league with eight saves and has run his record to 5-0 on the mound. He sports a 1.44 ERA for the year and has held hitters to a .185 average; however, he has been nearly untouchable against the Southland Conference. In league-only games Moshier is 4-0 with seven saves and an ERA of 0.00 in 23.1 innings of work.
The `Jacks will open up the Southland Conference Tournament on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. against No. 3 Texas State in San Marcos at Bobcat Ballpark.