FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University sophomore left-handed pitcher Lee Tabor and senior center fielder Quentin Davis have been named to the 2005 NCAA Division II South Atlantic All-Region Team, as selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).
Tabor was one of five pitchers named to the 16-member first team, while Davis appeared on the second team.
Tabor, a native of Manning, compiled a 9-3 record with a 2.33 earned run average. He struck out 69 batters in 81 innings, while completing six of his 13 starts. Opponents batted only .217 against him in 15 appearances. He stands second among Peach Belt Conference hurlers in wins, third in ERA and complete games, and fifth in batting average against. He allowed only one earned run over his final 24 innings of the regular season.
Davis, a native of Darlington, batted .352 this past season with 43 runs scored, eight doubles, 39 runs batted in, and team-leading totals of six triples, four home runs, 24 stolen bases (in 30 attempts), a .432 on-base percentage, and a .531 slugging percentage. He ranks second in the PBC in stolen bases and third in triples. During the regular season, he recorded a 10-game hitting streak, and tallied 17 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games.
The two helped the Patriots to a 34-14-1 record, a No. 8 national ranking, and a spot in this week’s NCAA Division II national tournament. The Patriots will face Kennesaw State University in the opening game of the South Atlantic Regional, Thursday at 1 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla.