UK baseball collects numerous SEC honors

05/22/2017 03:11 PM

The UK baseball team enjoyed one of the best seasons in program history and received some individual recognition for their successful year Monday afteroon.

Head coach Nick Mingione, in his first season at Kentucky, was named SEC Coach of the Year. Mingione led the Cats to a third-place regulars season finish in the conference and the team won 38 games, the most since 2012.

Kentucky’s other honorees:

  • Sean Hjelle was named SEC Pitcher of the Year after going 7-1 with a 1.90 ERA in SEC games. He was 9-2 overall.
  • Zach Logue was named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the year. Logue was 6-5 and carries a 3.96 GPA in chemical engineering
  • Hjelle, Logan Salow and Tristan Pompey earned First Team All-SEC honors
  • Catcher Troy Squires, first baseman Evan White and second baseman Riley Mahan were named to the Second Team All-SEC
  • White was also on the SEC All-Defensive Team
Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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