Kendrick Voted to All-Region Team

Third player in last three years honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association

June 15, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee senior Wayne Kendrick was voted to the All-South Central Region Second Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association this week, as announced by the ABCA prior to the College World Series.

Kendrick led the Blue Raiders in five offensive categories in 2007, batting .405 with 62 runs scored, 22 doubles, three triples and 100 hits. He was also second on the squad with 29 walks and 45 RBIs and struck out just 14 times in 247 at-bats.

He set the single-season hits record at Middle Tennessee, becoming the first player in program history to reach the century mark, while his batting average is tied for fifth for a single-season and his doubles total ranks third all-time for one season.

The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native signed a free agent contract this week with the Cincinnati Reds and began his professional career with the organization's team in the Gulf Coast League in Sarasota, Fla.

The American Baseball Coaches Association announced a First Team and Second Team for eight regions around the country each year. All players on the First Team are eligible for the ABCA All-America squads voted on by the eight region chairs the day before the College World Series.

Michael McKenry was a First Team All-America selection in 2006 and Todd Martin was a Third Team honoree in 2005.

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