WINGATE, N.C. - Mars Hill senior catcher Matt Honeycutt was named to the 2019 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) preseason All-Southeast Region First Team, as announced Wednesday afternoon.
Honeycutt, a native of China Grove, North Carolina, recorded 69 hits including 15 home runs and 14 doubles while driving in 49 RBI in 2018. He batted .399, which was good for third in the South Atlantic Conference, with an on-base percentage of .493 and slugging percentage of .751 while playing in all 48 games of the 2018 season. He was second in total bases with 130 on the year.
Honeycutt was named the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, NCBWA Regional and National Player of the Week in the first week of April. In six games, Honeycutt batted .667 with six home runs and 14 RBI. He posted a 1.571 slugging percentage and .724 on-base percentage.
His postseason accolades included SAC First Team All-Conference, NCBWA All-Southeast Region First Team and D2CCA All-Southeast Region First Team honors, American Baseball Coaches of America (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Southeast Region Second Team as well as an honorable mention All-American for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Listed below are the full list of first and second team selections.
1B – Dillon Carpenter, Anderson
2B – Daulton Martin, Tusculum
3B – Chase Allen, Limestone
SS – Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial
C – Matt Honeycutt, Mars Hill
OF – Luke Jackson, UNC Pembroke
OF – Wesley Wommack, Georgia College
OF – Danton Hyman, Newberry
DH – Heath Mitchem, Catawba
UT – Nate Estes, Mount Olive
SP – Kolton Ingram, Columbus State
SP – Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
SP – Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial
RP – Parker Morrison, North Georgia
1B – Alex Reynolds, Lenoir-Rhyne
2B – Seth Hartings, UNC Pembroke
3B – Garrett Green, Georgia College
SS – Colin Allman, Newberry
C – Andres Perez, North Georgia
OF – Jeffrey Chandler, North Greenville
OF – Jarel McDade, Tusculum
OF – Chandler Castleberry, Anderson
DH – Connor Grainger, UNC Pembroke
UT – Drew Yniesta, Erskine
SP – Austin Turgeon, Wingate
SP – John Grigg, Lenoir-Rhyne
SP – Ethan Garner, North Greenville
RP – Bradley Cammack, Georgia College