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Conference Strike Out Leader Brian Eichhorn Earns First Team All-Sun Belt Honors

A lot of Georgia Southern’s success this year can be credited to a fantastic offensive display but also to solid pitching spearheaded by Junior Brian Eichhorn. The Richmond Hill, Georgia native finished the 2018 campaign 4-3 with a 3.15 ERA across 88 2/3 innings only allowing 31 earned runs and striking out 106 batters. Eichhorn also had 9 quality starts through the 14 games he pitched for the Eagles.

This is Brian’s second selection for the Sun Belt Conference’s All-Tournament Team. The league has certainly taken notice in the talent that Eichhorn possesses. His best start this season came against Troy, who led the league in offense, on May 4th in Statesboro. Brian tossed a complete game shut out in which he only allowed 1 hit. The future is bright for Brian Eichhorn and I, for one, am excited to see what he can do next year.

Brian is scheduled to start for #5 seed Georgia Southern in their Sun Belt conference tournament opener against #4 seed South Alabama on Wednesday (5/23) at 10 am (EST)/9 am (CST). The game can be streamed on ESPN+ or the Georgia Southern Sports Network. The entire All-Sun Belt Team roster can be seen below with players from the state of Georgia highlighted.

All-Sun Belt Baseball First Team

Brian Eichhorn (Georgia Southern, Junior, SP)
Jason Bilous (Coastal Carolina, Junior, SP)
Colten Schmidt (Louisiana, Senior, SP)
Justin Garcia (Little Rock, Senior, RP)
Nick Gatewood (Georgia State, Junior, C)
Kevin Woodall, Jr. (Coastal Carolina, Senior, 1B)
Cory Wood (Coastal Carolina, Sophomore, 2B)
Seth Lancaster (Coastal Carolina, Senior, SS)
Drew Frederic (Troy, Sophomore, 3B)
Dylan Hardy (South Alabama, Junior, OF)
Travis Swaggerty (South Alabama, Junior, OF)
Joey Denison (Troy, Senior, OF)
Jeremy Brown (Arkansas State, Senior, UTIL)
Zach Bierman (Coastal Carolina, Junior, DH)

All-Sun Belt Baseball Second Team
Hunter Gaddis (Georgia State, Sophomore, SP)
Tyler Carr (South Alabama, Senior, SP)
Andrew Crane (Troy, Senior, SP)
Matt Eardensohn (Coastal Carolina, Junior, RP)
Carter Perkins (South Alabama, Junior, C)
Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State, Junior, 1B)
Jonathan Ortega (Texas State, Junior, 2B)
Matt Sanders (Troy, Senior, SS)
Brendan Donovan (South Alabama, Junior, 3B)
Parker Chavers (Coastal Carolina, Freshman, OF)
Daniel Lahare (Louisiana, Junior, OF)
Rigsby Mosley (Troy, Freshman, OF)
Kennon Fontenot (Louisiana, Senior, UTIL)
Ryan Glass (Georgia State, Freshman, DH)

Sun Belt Baseball Player of the Year
Joey Denison (Troy, Senior, OF)

Sun Belt Baseball Pitcher of the Year
Colten Schmidt (Louisiana, Senior, SP)

Sun Belt Baseball Freshman of the Year
Rigsby Mosley (Troy, Freshman, OF)

Sun Belt Baseball Newcomer of the Year
Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State, Junior, 1B)

Sun Belt Baseball Ron Maestri Coach of the Year
Gary Gilmore, Coastal Carolina

Master of Arts student in Communication at Liberty University Online. One of the biggest baseball fans you will ever meet. Proudly covering college, MiLB, and Braves baseball for Peachtree Pennant.

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