Leef Named NAIA Baseball First Team All-American; Gutierrez and Sears Earn Honorable Mention Honors


Baseball | Tue, Jun. 8, 2021 at 12:30 PM

NAIA Baseball All-Americans

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberlands’ (Ky.) Bryan Leef was named a 2021 NAIA Baseball First Team All-American, the national office announced Tuesday.


Cumberlands’ Thomas Gutierrez and Freed-Hardeman’s (Tenn.) Josh Sears earned honorable mention honors.

The baseball All-America teams are selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches’ Association All-America Committee.

Leef the Mid-South Conference Player of the Year led the Patriots in batting average (.423), home runs (29) and RBIs with 81. His 29 home runs ranked first in the NAIA this season while he had a slugging percentage of .974 which ranked second. Leef’s 81 runs batted in led the MSC and ranked eighth nationally.


In 13 starts this season, Gutierrez posted a 10-0 record on the mound while recording an ERA of 2.18 in 66 innings of work. The MSC Pitcher of the Year pitched three complete games while recording one shutout. Gutierrez walked just 18 batters on the year and recorded 74 strike outs. His 2.18 ERA ranked second in the MSC and ranked 17th in the NAIA.

Sears led the Lions with a .374 batting average, 21 home runs and 53 RBIs. He recorded 65 hits in 174 at-bats and posted a slugging percentage of .787. His 21 home runs ranked second in the MSC and 11th in the NAIA. Sears ranked third in the conference in slugging percentage, sixth in batting average and in RBIs.

The first and second teams are also recognized as ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The ABCA began recognizing All-Americans in 1949 and named the first ABCA NAIA All-America team in 1969.


Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Sports News Click Here 


 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechiLive.in is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment