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Farry earns honorable mention All-America recognition/FMU shortstop Phelps signs with Frontier League squad

Farry earns honorable mention All-America recognition

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University senior relief pitcher Zach Farry has been named to the honorable mention National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association 2008 Division II All-America Team.

Farry, a native of Charlotte, compiled a 4-1 record with a school-record 13 saves and a 3.58 earned run average. The left-hander led the Peach Belt Conference in saves and was second in appearances (28). All of his saves were at least two-inning efforts. He struck out 33 batters in 55.1 innings and walked only 13. Left-handed batters hit only .143 against him in 2008, and the Patriots were 22-6 in the 28 games in which he appeared.

In only two seasons at Francis Marion, he also established the program’s career record for saves with 23.


 FMU shortstop Phelps signs with Frontier League squad

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University senior shortstop Greg Phelps recently signed a professional contract with the River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League.

There are now four Patriots playing in the professional baseball ranks.

The Rascals (7-5) are located in O’Fallon, Mo. In his first professional start on Sunday, Phelps played second base, stroked a seventh-inning single and came around to score on a sacrifice fly in a 1-0 River City victory over the Windy City Thunderbolts.

Phelps, a native of Glen Burnie, Md., batted .356 in 52 games this past season with 53 runs scored, 16 doubles, seven triples, five home runs, and 40 RBIs. His seven triples led the Peach Belt Conference. From the lead-off spot in the order, he had a .428 on base percentage and a .562 slugging percentage, while stealing 11 bases in 14 attempts. In the field, he recorded a .935 fielding percentage.

Phelps also set a Patriot team record with a 34-game hitting streak in 2008 and ended the season on an 8-game streak.


Francis Marion posted a 34-20 record, tied for third during the Peach Belt regular season, advanced to the PBC Tournament title game, and narrowly missed earning a bid to the NCAA Division II national tournament for the second year in a row. The Patriots are currently ranked 28th in the latest Collegiate Baseball Magazine NCAA Division II Top 30 poll.


Last Published: July 1, 2008 11:06 AM
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