Dozier Named To ABCA All-Region First Team
June 11, 2012
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Stephen F. Austin sophomore shortstop Hunter Dozier was named to the all-South Central Region first team on Monday as selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Dozier, a sophomore from Denton, Texas, became the first Lumberjack to earn first team all-Southland Conference honors at shortstop at the conclusion of the regular season after leading the `Jacks in nearly every offensive category. It is the third consecutive season SFA has had a player named to the ABCA all-region team, and third time since 2007 it has had someone named to the first team.
Dozier started all 59 games for the `Jacks this season, leading SFA with a .357 batting average while slugging 10 home runs and picking up 37 RBI. He set a new single-season school record with 22 doubles and slugged .595 with a team-best 43 runs scored.
He ranked in the top 10 in the Southland Conference in each of those categories, while his 22 doubles made him the first Lumberjack to lead the league in doubles since 1991, and just the second ever. Dozier was also named to the all-SLC Tournament team after hitting .444 in five games, smacking two doubles and two homers with five RBI in nearly leading the `Jacks to the tournament title game for the second straight season.
With his selection to the first team, Dozier stays alive for a chance at all-America honors which will be voted for in Omaha at the College World Series.