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Cougar trio earns more accolades

SALISBURY, N.C. – A trio of Columbus State baseball players earned regional honors on Monday. Senior utility player Cameron Scott was named the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Southeast Region Player of the Year voted upon by the region's head coaches. Ryan Lewis also made the team as a first team outfielder while fellow outfielder J.D. Pullen earned a spot on the second team. 

In addition to the ABCA Southeast Region Player of the Year, Scott has been named the NCBWA Southeast Region Player of the Year and the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year. He has been named a first team All-Region player by three different publications (ABCA, Daktronics and NCBWA). 

Scott had one of the finest seasons in Columbus State and PBC history this year hitting .411 which leads the PBC and is 22nd in the nation. He also leads the nation with 79 RBIs and is third in the country with 88 hits. The senior added five home runs. 

The switch hitter registered 21 doubles, the seventh most in the nation, and a .457 on-base percentage. He also had 24 games with two or more hits, including six with four or more.    

The Griffin native left his mark on the CSU single-season record book ranking fourth in RBIs, tied for eighth in doubles and tied for ninth in batting average.    

Lewis also earns his third first team All-Region honors after returning from a season ending injury in 2013. The graduate student is currently leading the nation with 73 runs which is also the second most all-time in a single-season by a Cougar. He finished the season hitting .387 with six home runs and 42 RBIs. Lewis' 84 hits are the fourth most in the country. 

The outfielder also added 10 doubles and was 25-for-33 in stolen bases attempts. He led the team with a .457 on-base percentage. 

Pullen earned ABCA second team honors after ending hitting .385, the fourth best mark in the PBC, while also ranking in the top 15 in the conference with a .450 on-base percentage.   

The lefties' 80 hits are good enough for the ninth most in the nation and is also sixth in the country in runs with 64. On the base paths, Pullen was 20-for-23 in stolen base attempts. 

Pullen was a second team Daktronics All-Southeast Region player and a third team NCBWA player. 

Scott and Lewis are now eligible to be named to the ABCA All-American Team which will be announced later this month.

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