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SEC announces 2023 SEC baseball awards

196 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Michael Wade

HOOVER, Ala. (May 22, 2023)-----The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its 2023 baseball awards and All-SEC teams, recognizing standout performances from this season. The awards were voted on by the league's head coaches.

LSU's Dylan Crews was named SEC Player of the Year, LSU's Paul Skenes is the SEC Pitcher of the Year, Georgia's Charlie Condon is the SEC Freshman of the Year, Alabama's Andrew Pinckney and Georgia's Ben Anderson are the SEC Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and Arkansas' Dave Van Horn was voted the SEC Coach of the Year.

Crews leads the SEC and is ranked seventh nationally with a .423 batting average. He has 14 home runs, 13 doubles and 57 RBI so far this season. Crews is also the league-leader in on base percentage (.573) and runs scored (79), and he has a reached base streak of 59 games, which includes all 55 games of this season. He is the first to garner SEC Player of the Year honors in consecutive seasons.

Skenes leads the SEC in wins (10), strikeouts (164) and earned run average (1.77). He is ranked No. 2 on LSU's all-time single-season strikeouts list. Skenes has allowed two or fewer runs in 11 of his 14 starts this season. He was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week three times this season.

Condon is among the SEC leaders in batting (.393), hits (81) and RBI (67), and his 25 home runs this season is an SEC freshman record, breaking the previous mark of 22. Earlier this season, Condon had a 37-game on base streak and a 24-game hitting streak. He also leads the SEC in home runs in conference games this season (16).

Pinckney recently earned his degree in management information systems with a 3.52 grade point average. He is a five-time Dean's List honoree and has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll twice. Pinckney is hitting .347 in his junior campaign with 15 home runs, 10 doubles and 49 RBI.

Anderson holds a degree in biochemistry and is pursuing a master's degree in biomedical sciences. He plans to attend medical school after his playing career. Anderson is the first Georgia baseball player to earn an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, and he is the third to earn SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors in consecutive seasons. Anderson has 59 hits this season, including 20 extra base hits.

Van Horn led the Razorbacks to their fourth SEC regular season title and second in the last three seasons. Arkansas also won its seventh SEC Western Division crown under Van Horn and fourth since 2018.

The 2023 SEC Baseball Tournament will be played Tuesday through Sunday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

2023 SEC Baseball Awards
Player of the Year  Dylan Crews, LSU
Pitcher of the Year  Paul Skenes, LSU
Freshman of the Year  Charlie Condon, Georgia
Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year  Ben Anderson, Georgia
Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year  Andrew Pinckney, Alabama
Coach of the Year  Dave Van Horn, Arkansas
First Team All-SEC
C  Cole Messina, South Carolina
1B  Jac Caglianone, Florida
2B  Cade Kurland, Florida
3B  Tommy White, LSU
SS  Josh Rivera, Florida
OF  Dylan Crews, LSU
OF  Wyatt Langford, Florida
OF  Ethan Petry, South Carolina
SP  Paul Skenes, LSU
SP  Hagen Smith, Arkansas
RP  Brandon Neely, Florida
DH/UT  Hunter Hines, Mississippi State
Second Team All-SEC
C  Calvin Harris, Ole Miss
1B  Charlie Condon, Georgia
2B  Emilien Pitre, Kentucky
3B  Luke Mann, Missouri*
3B  Bryson Ware, Auburn*
SS  Jacob Gonzalez, Ole Miss
OF  Kemp Alderman, Ole Miss
OF  Enrique Bradfield Jr., Vanderbilt
OF  Andrew Pinckney, Alabama*
OF  Jared Dickey, Tennessee*
SP  Devin Futrell, Vanderbilt
SP  Brandon Sproat, Florida
RP  Nick Maldonado, Vanderbilt
DH/UT  Kendall Diggs, Arkansas
Freshman All-SEC Team
 Charlie Condon, Georgia
 Ethan Petry, South Carolina
 Ike Irish, Auburn
 Cade Kurland, Florida
 Colby Shelton, Alabama
 Jared Jones, LSU
 Jace LaViolette, Texas A&M
 Alton Davis II, Alabama
 Dakota Jordan, Mississippi State
 Gage Wood, Arkansas
 RJ Austin, Vanderbilt
 Luke Heyman, Florida
SEC All-Defensive Team
C  Fernando Gonzalez, Georgia
1B  Drew Williamson, Alabama*
1B  Hunter Gilliam, Kentucky*
2B  Emilien Pitre, Kentucky
3B  Davis Diaz, Vanderbilt
SS  Jim Jarvis, Alabama
OF  Enrique Bradfield, Jr., Vanderbilt
OF  Dylan Crews, LSU
OF  Tavian Josenberger, Arkansas*
OF  Kason Howell, Auburn*
P  Hagen Smith, Arkansas

*Ties (Ties are not broken)