Koeneman Earns Two All-Region Honors
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman senior first baseman Kyle Koeneman has been named to the 2012 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Second Team and the 2012 NCBWA All-Southeast Region Second Team.
Koeneman helped the Eagles to a 28-26 record this season, playing three different positions and finishing the year among the nation's leaders in a number of categories.
Koeneman finished the season among the nation's leaders in home runs (20), walks (51), on-base percentage (.548) and slugging percentage (.883).
The 2012 South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year was at his best late in games, hitting game-tying or game-winning home runs in the ninth inning four times. He hit game-winning home runs in wins against North Georgia, Lenoir-Rhyne, and Lander to name a few. Against the Bearcats (Lander), he found out mid-game the NCAA had granted him a fifth-year of eligibility, and came on to hit the game-winning home run in the top of the ninth, and [itched the bottom of the inning for the save.
Koeneman led the Eagles in eight offensive categories (also doubles, runs, RBIs, and total bases) and tied for the team lead with three saves. He was named C-N's 2011-2012 Eagle Club Male Athlete of the Year earlier this month.
2012 Daktronics Baseball All-Southeast Region
P: Chris Thomas, Lander
P: Craig Goodman, Tusculum
P: Matt Dillion, Mount Olive
P: JJ Jankowski, Catawaba
RP: Emilio Pagan, Belmont Abbey
C: Geno Escalante, Mount Olive
1B: Jacob Rogers, Mount Olive
2B: Andre Rodriguez, Lincoln Memorial
3B: Cade Stallings, Tusculum
SS: AJ Nunziato, Lander
OF: Casey Allison, Wingate
OF: Aaron Guinn, Tusculum
OF: Nick Aranas, USC Aiken
DH: Cody Mass, Georgia College
UT: Cody Coffman, Tusculum
P: Ethan Bader, Armstrong
P: Danny Brown, Flagler
P: Spencer Jordan, Francis Marion
P: Chandler Hall, Armstrong
RP: Braxton Lewis, UNC Pembroke
C: Josh Miller, USC Aiken
1B: Kyle Koeneman, Carson-Newman
2B: Will Fulmer, Montevallo
3B: Jermaine Berry, Mount Olive
SS: Mike Mercurio, Mount Olive
OF: Josh Haley, UNC Pembroke
OF: Zach Taylor, Armstrong
OF: Alexi Colon, Tusculum
DH: RJ Dennard, Armstrong *tied
DH: Carlos Santana, Tusculum *tied
UT: Eitan "ET" Maos, UNC Pembroke