TRIO NAMED ALL-REGION BY ABCA/RAWLINGS
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A trio of members of the University of Arkansas baseball team were named all-region selections by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), it was announced Wednesday. Dylan Borman, River Hunt and Jordan Johnson each earned second team honors in the Central Region.
Borman picks up his fourth all-region honor following the 2021 season in which he led UAM in home runs with 16 while hitting .338. The 6’5″ shortstop has also received D2CCA First Team All-Central Region, NCBWA Second Team All-Central Region and Postseason Second Team All-Region. He earned All-Conference selection in the Great American Conference for the third time in his career garnering first team selection this season.
The Camrose, Alberta, Canada product mashed a career-high 16 home runs and added 40 RBI during his senior campaign. Borman collected 46 hits including 11 doubles and scored 38 runs while helping lead the Weevils to the quarterfinals of the GAC Tournament. He finished his UAM career second all-time in home runs with 39 and fourth in program history with 139 career RBI.
Hunt earned second team honors after finishing the 2021 season with a 9-0 record and striking out 64 batters in 11 starts on the mound for the Weevils. The junior pitcher led the team in wins and tied for the most wins in the GAC while holding opposing hitters to the second-lowest batting average in the league at .201. He was the only pitcher from the GAC to earn an all-region selection by the ABCA.
The Sherwood, Arkansas native also earned D2CCA Second Team All-Central Region honors and All-GAC First Team selection following the season. In 12 appearances Hunt recorded 61.1 innings pitched and finished with the third-best ERA in the conference at 3.52. while allowing the second-fewest hits in the league.
Johnson landed his second team recognition by the ABCA after leading the UAM offense in batting average, hits, RBI, triples and tied for the team lead in doubles. The junior third baseman posted 17-multi hit games including a 4-for-4 performance with three home runs and eight RBI against Southern Nazarene on April 17 that helped him earn GAC Co-Player of the Week.
The Beaumont, Texas product was also selected First Team All-GAC following his stellar junior campaign during which he hit .378 with 56 hits, 12 home runs, 12 doubles, three triples and 44 RBI. He finished the season in the top 10 of the conference in slugging percentage, RBI, doubles, triples, home runs and total bases. Johnson’s strong season at the plate also moved him up in the record books at UAM making him the program leader in career home runs (40), RBI (157) and doubles (44). He also ranks second in runs scored (153) and hits (207) in a career at UAM. With another season to go in a Weevil uniform, Johnson is already setting records and approaching more in the conference as he now holds the career RBI record in the GAC and ranks in the top five in league history in home runs, runs scored, hits and doubles.