KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The 2016 All-Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Baseball Team and Awards were announced Monday. Ryan Hartman of Tennessee Wesleyan was named as Pitcher of the Year, Pedro Barrios as the Newcomer of the Year; and Travis Watson as the Coach of the Year.
Tennessee Wesleyan is the regular-season champion after posting a 23-4 conference record.
Hartman leads the NAIA in fewest earned runs allowed (5) and ERA (0.61) as the Tennessee Wesleyan left-hander has compiled an 8-0 record. He also leads the AAC in strikeouts per inning as he has fanned 102 in 73 2/3 innings.
In his first season in the AAC, Barrios posted the top average in the league during the regular season at .398. He also leads the league in stolen bases (29). In addition, Barrios has collected 12 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 29 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
Earning a spot on the Champions of Character Team is Cody Stroud.
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