Four of NGU's Own Named All-American

Four of NGU's Own Named All-American
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Four of NGU's Own Named All-American

A year removed from North Greenville's first ever All-American honoree (Tucker Burgess), the 2019 program followed up with four 2019 NCBWA Division II Postseason All-America Team selections. Utah Jones and Tucker Burgess were named 1st team while John Michael Faile and Adam Sasser were named 2nd team. 

2019 NCBWA Division II Postseason All-America Team

1st Team

Utah Jones finished his 2019 season with historic numbers for the program, posting a final batting average of .403, the highest individual average since 2012. He led the team in hits with 85, doubles with 21, and was also a threat on the base paths with 18 stolen bases.

Tucker Burgess wrapped up his NGU career with a career best 2.16 ERA, which tied teammate Michael Giacone. For the second straight year, Burgess led all of NCAA Division II in wins. He is the all-time program leader in multiple categories, including career wins and career ERA.

2nd Team

John Michael Faile put together an elite freshman campaign, finishing the season with a .391 average and was second on the team in home runs with 18. Faile was also solid at the catcher position, throwing out seven runners and committing just three passed balls and two errors.

Adam Sasser was solid all year for the Crusaders. He finished with a .327 AVG and led the team in home runs with 21, a single-season program record. Sasser was incredibly reliable at first base, and was charged with just one error all season.

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