Preston Faulkner earns ABCA All-Region honors

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Preston Faulkner

HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana University baseball student-athlete Preston Faulkner earned ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors for his 2022 on-field performance, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced Wednesday.

A senior from Denham Springs, Louisiana, Faulkner picked up second-team honors as a first baseman after leading the Southland Conference with 17 home runs and 80 RBIs. The RBI total ranks third and the home run total ranks fifth on the program’s single-season charts.

Faulkner finished the season ranked in the Top 5 of nine different Southland statistical categories, including slugging percentage, on-base percentage, OPS, hits, RBIs, doubles, home runs, at bats and walks.

A torrid month of May led to Faulkner being named the Southland’s Hitter of the Week following the Houston Baptist Series and the Southland Tournament MVP. The Lions broke or tied 19 tournament records on the way to an NCAA Regional appearance with Faulkner setting records for both hits (18) and runs scored (15).

Faulkner finished his career ranked in the Top 10 of 10 different SLU statistical categories, including strikeouts (first), home runs and RBIs (second), hit by pitch (fourth), doubles (fifth), at bats and sacrifice flies (sixth), runs scored (eighth), games played and walks (ninth), as well as hits (10th).

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.

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2022 ABCA/RAWLINGS NCAA DIV. I SOUTH ALL-REGION TEAMS

NCAA Div. I South All-Region First Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Andrew Keck

Jr.

Southeast Missouri State

MO

C

Drake Baldwin

Jr.

Missouri State

MO

1B

Carson Roccaforte

So.

Louisiana

LA

1B

Tim Elko

Sr.

Ole Miss

MS

2B

RJ Yeager

Gr.

Mississippi State

MS

3B

Jacob Berry

So.

LSU

LA

SS

Taylor Young

Sr.

Louisiana Tech

LA

OF

Dylan Crews

So.

LSU

LA

OF

Ethan Groff

So.

Tulane

LA

OF

Steele Netterville

Sr.

Louisiana Tech

LA

DH

Hunter Hines

Fr.

Mississippi State

MS

P

Tanner Hall

So.

Southern Miss

MS

P

Shemar Page

Gr.

Grambling State

LA

P

Hurston Waldrep

So.

Southern Miss

LA

P

Tyler Cleveland

So.

Central Arkansas

AR

RP

Cameron Foster

Sr.

McNeese State

LA

NCAA Div. I South All-Region Second Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

John Garcia

So.

Grambling State

LA

1B

Preston Faulkner

Sr.

Southeastern Louisiana

LA

2B

Brad Burckel

Jr.

McNeese State

LA

2B

Amani Larry

So.

New Orleans

LA

3B

Cayden Wallace

So.

Arkansas

AR

SS

Tyler Wilber

Sr.

Southeast Missouri State

MO

OF

Mason Holt

Sr.

Louisiana Monroe

LA

OF

Cole McConnell

So.

Louisiana Tech

LA

OF

Payton Harden

Jr.

McNeese State

LA

DH

Brayden Jobert

So.

LSU

LA

P

Hunter Riggins

Gr.

Southern Miss

MS

P

Ma’Khail Hilliard

Sr.

LSU

LA

P

Jonathan Fincher

Jr.

Louisiana Tech

LA

RP

Kyle Crigger

Sr.

Louisiana Tech

LA

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