Fourth year player junior Sam Praytor, was named All SEC first team as a catcher on Monday. Praytor led the team with 13 home runs and 44 RBI on the season while hitting .288 with 11 doubles and threw out 11 runners trying to steal. The Helena native improved to .309 in conference play with eight home runs, 34 hits, and 23 RBI. The last Tide player to be named first team All SEC was centerfielder Taylor Dugas in 2012.
Sophomore second baseman Peyton Wilson was a second team selection behind Robert Moore of SEC Champion Arkansas. Wilson had a .297 average with 65 hits, nine home runs, 11 doubles, 10 stolen bases, 30 RBI, and a .982 fielding percentage. In conference play Wilson hit .315 with 39 hits, four home runs, 17 RBI, eight doubles. and six stolen bases.
Wilson was joined on the All Newcomer team by third baseman Zane Denton. Like Wilson Denton is a second year player. Denton was the team leader in batting average at .317. had nine home runs, 63 hits, 38 RBI, nine walks, and a team leading 28 walks. In conference play the Tennessee native hit .272 with three home runs among 31 hits with 19 runs driven in.
Denton was joined on the All Defensive team by junior pitcher Tyler Ras. Ras has a record of 6-4 with a 4.91 ERA in 73.1 innings pitched and fielded is position without an error on the season. Denton finished with a .957 fielding percentage on 157 total chances with seven errors.
The Tide is the 10th seed in the SEC Tournament and will play Tuesday at approximately 1:00 p.m. CT and will be available on the SEC Network. The game will begin 45 minutes after game one which starts at 9:30 a.m.
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