GREENSBORO, N.C. — The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced its ABCA/Rawling 2017 All-South Region honorees on Tuesday, and Washington and Lee had two players receive recognition.
Senior third baseman Ryan Weston (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) and sophomore pitcher Danny Devereux (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect) each earned spots on the third team. This marks the second straight year both players garnered third team all-region laurels from the ABCA.
Weston finished the year second on the team in batting average at .338. He was tied for fifth in the ODAC in doubles (14), 11th in total bases (82), seventh in slugging percentage (.547) and 13th in home runs (4). He also had three triples, 27 RBI, five steals and 32 runs this year. Weston received First Team All-ODAC honors earlier this season.
Devereux was second in the ODAC in wins (8), third in ERA (2.33), fourth in saves (5) and third in appearances (21). He also had 46 strikeouts in 58.0 innings pitched. He set the program career saves mark this year and now has 13 in his two seasons. The previous record was 10 held by Cory Smith '15. The five saves he notched this year are tied for the third-most in a single season.
Devereux's eight victories are also tied for the second-most in a single season with six other players. In his two seasons, Devereux has a 2.23 ERA in 93.0 innings pitched and a 12-3 record. The 2.23 ERA is currently the third-best mark in program history. He earned First Team All-ODAC honors as the top reliever in the league and First Team All-South region accolades by D3baseball.com earlier this season.
The Generals finished the 2017 season with a 28-14 overall record and a 16-4 mark in the ODAC. W&L advanced to the ODAC title game for the first time since 2009, falling to Roanoke, 4-3.
The 28 wins tied the program's single-season record for victories. The 2003 squad finished its year with a 28-8 mark. The Blue & White set a new home wins record this season, ending the year 17-4 at Cap'n Dick Smith Field. The previous mark was 16-4 set by the 2016 team.
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