Cleveland Named Second Team All-Sun Belt

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    LITTLE ROCK - Senior Chance Cleveland has been named Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference, the league office announced on Tuesday. The right-hander earns All-SBC accolades for the second-straight season after posting a 3.39 ERA and racking up 88 strikeouts in 98.1 innings pitched.
    Cleveland's numbers rank among the best in the Sun Belt, as his ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts all rank in the league's top ten. Through 14 starts this season, he is holding opposing hitters to a .237 clip - good enough for sixth-best in the conference.
    He collected Sun Belt Conference and CBI Louisville Slugger Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing a complete game, three-hit shutout against Western Kentucky on Friday, April 26. Cleveland struck out 10 Hilltoppers in the contest - one shy of his season-high 11, which came at Middle Tennessee on April 5.
    The Trojans' Friday night starter since his arrival in 2012, Cleveland has left his mark on the UALR record book over the last two seasons. The Pine Bluff, Ark.-native ranks fifth all-time on UALR's career strikeout list (186), while his 14 career wins tie him for fifth-most on the Trojans' career list. Cleveland's 3.65 career ERA sits sixth all-time at UALR.
    Last season, Cleveland fanned 98 batters - good enough for second place on the Trojans' single-season strikeout list. His 88 K's through 14 starts this season are good enough for fifth place on the single-season list.
    Below is a complete list of the All-SBC Teams and specialty award winners.
    2013 Sun Belt Baseball All-Conference First Team
    Daniel Wright (Arkansas State, Senior, SP)
    Austin Gomber (Florida Atlantic, Sophomore, SP)
    Austin Robichaux (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, SP)
    Shane McCain (Troy, Junior, SP)
    Hugh Adams (Florida Atlantic, RS-Senior, RP)
    Aramis Garcia (FIU, Sophomore, C)
    Ryan Huck (WKU, Senior, 1B)
    Robby Campbell (South Alabama, Senior, 2B)
    Tyler Vaughn (Troy, Junior, SS)
    Logan Pierce (Troy, Senior, 3B)
    Dex Kjerstad (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, OF)
    Seth Harrison (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, OF)
    Danny Collins (Troy, Junior, OF)
    Dustin Dalken (South Alabama, Senior, DH)
    Jordan Patterson (South Alabama, Junior, UTIL)

    2013 Sun Belt Baseball All-Conference Second Team
    Chance Cleveland (UALR, Senior, SP)
    Matt Bell (South Alabama, Junior, SP)
    Kyle Bartsch (South Alabama, Senior, RP)
    Whitt Dorsey (South Alabama, Senior, C)
    Trae Santos (Troy, Junior, 1B)
    Johnny Thomas (Middle Tennessee, Senior, 2B)
    Blake Trahan (Louisiana-Lafayette, Freshman, SS)
    Tyler Girouard (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, 3B)
    Nathan Pittman (Florida Atlantic, Senior, OF)
    Ryan Stephens (Middle Tennessee, Jr., OF)
    Nolan Earley (South Alabama, Senior, OF)
    Caleb Adams (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sophomore, DH)
    Ryan Leonards (Louisiana-Lafayette, Junior, UTIL)

    2013 Sun Belt Baseball Player of the Year
    Jordan Patterson (South Alabama, Junior, UTIL)

    2013 Sun Belt Baseball Pitcher of the Year
    Shane McCain (Troy, Junior, SP)

    2013 Sun Belt Baseball Freshman of the Year
    Blake Trahan (Louisiana-Lafayette, SS)

    2013 Sun Belt Baseball Ron Maestri Coach of the Year
    Mark Calvi, South Alabama

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