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Pirate Trio Named To All-Regional Team

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A trio of underclassmen, who helped East Carolina (41-21) to its fourth NCAA Regional appearance and third Regional Final under head coach Billy Godwin, earned Charlottesville All-Regional honors.

Sophomore John Wooten (Goldsboro, N.C.) was a unanimous selection at first base, while freshmen Ben Fultz (Greensboro, N.C.) was named to one of the outfield spots and Chase McDonald (Greenville, N.C.) was selected as the designated hitter.

Wooten lead all players with eight hits batting .500 (8-for-16) with two RBI, one run during four games. McDonald, who ranked among the tournament leaders in RBI (t-1st/5), total bases (t-1st/11) and hits (t-2nd/7), batted .438 (7-for-16) with a grand slam, scored a run and drew a pair of walks. Fultz started all four games in left field collecting five hits (.333 avg.) where he drove in one and recorded a double.

All-Tournament Team

Pos. Name, School
C John Hicks, Virginia
1B John Wooten, East Carolina*
2B Matt Wessinger, St. John's
SS Chris Taylor, Virginia
3B Steven Proscia, Virginia*
OF John Barr, Virginia
OF David Coleman, Virginia
OF Ben Fultz, East Carolina/Jimmy Brennan, St. John's (tie)
P Will Roberts, Virginia*
P Danny Hultzen, Virginia
DH Chase McDonald, East Carolina
MOP Danny Hultzen, Virginia*
* Unanimous selection

Note: Outfielders may come from any outfield position. Pitchers may be relievers or starters. DH may be any player who has DHed throughout the regional, or a deserving player at a position which already has an outstanding player. The Most Outstanding Player also must be a member of the all-tournament team.

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