COLUMBUS, Ga. – The 2012 Spring Hill College baseball team hauled in a total of 10 individual awards from Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) as chosen by the head coaches of the 14 member institutions.
Sophomore 2nd baseman Brian Sims (left) from Mobile's Murphy High School was named to the 2012 All-Conference Team as a utility infielder following a season in which he led the Badgers in hitting with 60 total hits and a .382 average. In the field, Sims turned 33 double plays while committing just four errors in 215 fielding chances.
Three young Badgers were named to the All-Freshman Team. Right-handed relief pitcher Keller Douglas (2-0) of Covington, La., led SHC with a .193 ERA and recorded 39 strikeouts with a save in 37.1 innings of work.
Centerfielder Andy Robbins of Kirkwood, Mo., hit .260 for the year and built a .322 on-base percentage while tying for the team lead with eight stolen bases. In the field, he collected 79 putouts and threw out four base runners.
Catcher Ryan Stevens of Theodore, Ala., hit .252 with nine doubles and two homeruns while cutting down seven attempted base-stealers from behind the plate.
Junior 1st baseman John Hollingsworth (right) of Daphne, Ala., was named as the SHC representative on the 2012 Musco Lighting-SSAC Champions of Character Team. This award recognizes an individual from each conference school who encompasses the five core character values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership that stand at the heart of the NAIA Champions of Character program.
Other Badgers recognized by the SSAC included five players named to the All-Academic team. Junior right-handed pitcher Casey Adams of Brooksville, Fla., sophomore 1st baseman Robert Boudreaux of Lafitte, La., sophomore outfielder Jeff Johnston out of Mobile Christian Academy, junior left-handed pitcher Michael Moch of Cumming, Ga., and senior catcher Fred Rossi of Shreveport, La., each earned recognition as some of the conference's top performers in the classroom.