WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2005
Clifford, Davis, DeVries, Lopez and Murphy Earn All-Sunshine State Baseball Honors
June 15, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sophomore outfielders Pete Clifford (Jacksonville/Providence) and Daniel Murphy (Jacksonville/Englewood) earned Third-Team All-Sunshine State honors, while senior RHP Hunter Davis (Wakulla, Fla.) and junior LHP Kyle DeVries (Holland, Mich.) earned Honorable Mention All-Sunshine State honors it was announced by SEBaseball.com Wednesday. Freshmen shortstop Matt Lopez (Oviedo, Fla.) was also named to the Sunshine State All-Freshman team.
Clifford started all 54 games for the Dolphins after making the switch from shortstop to left field and finished fourth on the squad with a .325 batting average. He led the squad with 13 doubles, 41 RBI, 36 runs, 100 total bases, a .413 on-base percentage and 12 multi-RBI games. Clifford also tied for the team lead with seven home runs and was second on the squad with 66 hits. He finished the season ranked fourth in the A-Sun with 10 doubles in conference play.
Murphy also started all 54 games for JU, but split time between right field and third base. He hit a team-high .329, despite a slow start in which he was just batting .243 on March 26. He also led the team with 72 hits, two triples and 23 multi-hit games, while also ranking second on the squad with 35 runs, 12 doubles, 31 RBI and 11 stolen bases. He ranked second in the A-Sun with 50 hits and third with a .410 average during conference play.
Davis, a transfer from Florida State, left his mark on the Dolphin record books after leading the squad with 11 saves, which is tied for second in the JU single-season record book and fourth in the career record book. Davis, who also lead all relievers with a 2.06 ERA, 43.2 innings pitched and a .228 opponent batting average, also ranks 10th in the single-season record book with 28 appearances. In the A-Sun, he ranked second in saves and third in appearances.
DeVries, who also earned Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors, led the JU staff with a 9-3 record and a 4.15 ERA, including a 5-1 record, 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. In the conference rankings, he tied for second in wins (9) and games started (15) and is eighth in opponent average (.248).
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 en route to Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team accolades. He also ranked third on the team with 61 hits, eight doubles, 29 RBI and 20-multi-hit games. Lopez, whose average never dipped below .315 all season, also led the Dolphins with a .415 average with runners in scoring position.
Florida first baseman Matt LaPorta was named Sunshine State Player of the Year, while Stetson first baseman Chris Johnson and Florida Atlantic RHP Mickey Storey earned Freshman-of-the-Year honors. Miami RHP Ceasar Carillo earned Pitcher-of-the-Year honors, while Florida's Pat McMahon was named Coach of the Year.