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Patriot pair gain All-Region baseball honors

FLORENCE, S.C. – Junior right-handed pitcher Spencer Jordan and senior center fielder Buddy Sosnoskie are both the recipients of various All-Region honors.

Jordan and Sosnoskie were both named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region second-team squad, while Jordan garnered second-team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Daktronics, Inc. Sosnoskie was an honorable mention All-Region pick by the NCBWA voters.

Jordan, a native of Florence, posted a 10-4 record with a 2.97 earned run average. He struck out 95 batters in 97 innings, while walking only 29 and allowing opponents only a .243 average. He ranks among the Top 20 nationally in both victories and strikeouts. He led the Peach Belt Conference in starts (17) and was second in wins and strikeouts.

Sosnoskie, a native of Statesville, N.C., led FMU with a .391 average, three triples, 56 runs batted in, and a .444 on-base percentage. He set team single-season records for hits (92) and doubles (25). He shared the team lead in runs scored (51), while also hitting a pair of home runs and stealing nine bases. He ranks second in Division II in total hits and doubles, while ranking 28th in both RBIs and total bases. He led the PBC in average, hits, doubles, and games played, and was second in total bases. 

He finished the year with a 12-game hitting streak, and hit safely in 21 of the last 22 contests, including seven games where he registered three or more hits.

For the season, he compiled 27 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBIs games, while reaching base safely in 53 of 58 games. He struck out only 17 times in 268 plate appearances.

Sosnoskie was an All-Region selection in 2011 as a junior.

The two players helped lead Francis Marion to a 40-18 record, a national Top-10 ranking, and a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament – where the Patriots reached the regional title game for the third consecutive season. FMU has posted 40-win campaigns each of the past three seasons.

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Last Published: June 8, 2012 10:10 AM
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