HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College junior Chase Counts/Virginia Beach has been recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as a 2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Third Team All-South Region selection. The second baseman started all 38 games, batting .367 (58-158) with seven home runs, two triples, eight doubles, 43 runs, 29 RBIs, 10 walks and two stolen bases. He had a .576 slugging percentage, a .401 on-base percentage and a .950 fielding percentage with 61 putouts and 91 assists in 160 total chances in the infield. Counts led the Tigers in at-bats, hits, runs, home runs and slugging percentage, tied for second in triples and was fourth in doubles. Chase was third in the ODAC in runs, tied for fifth in home runs, sixth in slugging percentage, eighth in batting average, tied for ninth in hits, 12th in at-bats and tied for 15th in RBIs.
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The complete 2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region Teams and special award winners are listed below.
|NCAA Div. III South All-Region First Team|
|1B||Nicholas Baham||Sr.||Christopher Newport||VA|
|3B||Seth Woodard||Sr.||Christopher Newport||VA|
|SS||Nick DiNapoli||Sr.||Christopher Newport||VA|
|OF||Trey Hicks||Jr.||Christopher Newport||VA|
|NCAA Div. III South All-Region Second Team|
|1B||Ryan Roell||Jr.||Frostburg State||MD|
|2B||Joseph Cutchins||Sr.||Christopher Newport||VA|
|OF||Cedrick Kornegay||Sr.||North Carolina Wesleyan||NC|
|OF||Jaylon Lee||So.||Eastern Mennonite||VA|
|OF||Jordan Mason||Sr.||Christopher Newport||VA|
|P||John Michael Shirley||Sr.||Birmingham-Southern||AL|
|NCAA Div. III South All-Region Third Team|
|C||Ryan Grubbs||Sr.||Christopher Newport||VA|
|1B||Jordan McDonough||Sr.||Virginia Wesleyan||VA|
|OF||Conner Clark||So.||Christopher Newport||VA|
|P||Jacob Pilarski||Jr.||Virginia Wesleyan||VA|
|South Position Player of the Year: Nick DiNapoli, Sr., SS, Christopher Newport|
|South Pitcher of the Year: Nick Roth, Sr., Randolph-Macon|