TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005
DeVries, Lopez and Schnabel Earn A-Sun All-Conference Baseball Honors

May 24, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior LHP Kyle DeVries (Holland, Mich.) earned Second-Team Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors, while freshmen shortstop Matt Lopez (Oviedo, Fla.) and RHP Brock Schnabel (Winter Haven, Fla.) were named to the A-Sun All-Freshman team, it was announced by the conference office Tuesday.

DeVries led the JU staff with a 9-3 record and a 4.15 ERA, including a 5-1 record, a 4.32 ERA and a .245 opponent average in Atlantic Sun play. DeVries was also second on the squad with 84.2 innings pitched and 52 strikeouts, while starting 15 games and allowing 76 hits, 39 earned runs and a .248 opponent batting average. In the conference rankings, he is tied for second in wins (9), games started (15) and is eighth in opponent batting average (.248). DeVries began the 2005 season as the Dolphins' mid-week starter before being inserted into the weekend rotation.

Lopez, who started all 54 games for the Dolphins after redshirting last season, finished second on the squad with a .328 batting average and a .395 on-base percentage. He also ranked third on the team with 61 hits, eight doubles, 29 RBI, 20-multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games. Lopez, whose average never dipped below .315 all season, also led the Dolphins with a .415 average with runners in scoring position.

Schnabel appeared in 15 games, including two starts, in his first year with the Dolphins as a true freshman. Overall he ranked second amongst Dolphin relievers with a 3.66 ERA and a led the squad with a 3-to-1 strikeout/walk ratio (32-9). In A-Sun play, he ranks third in the conference with a .267 ERA, while walking only six batters in 33.2 innings of work.

Troy outfielder Adam Godwin was named A-Sun Player of the Year, while Stetson first baseman Chris Johnson earned Freshman-of-the-Year honors. Troy's Brett Adcock earned Pitcher-of-the-Year honors, while Troy's Bobby Pierce was named Coach of the Year. Troy and Stetson led the conference with eight overall selections, while the Trojans led the conference with three first-team honorees.

JU finished the 2005 season with a 22-31 overall record and a 12-17 mark in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Dolphins tied for seventh in the conference standings and were eliminated from the conference tournament in the final weekend of the season.

The Major League Baseball First Amateur Draft takes place on Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8. Last season, First Team All-A-Sun selection Orlando Diaz (Downers Grove, Ill.) was selected in the 27th round by the San Diego Padres, while reliever Chris Kelly (Sarasota, Fla.) was picked up in the 46th round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.