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Renick, Brazelton Head All SBC Team

May 15, 2001 · MT Media Relations
Middle Tennessee made a big splash in its first time through the Sun Belt Conference and the league's All-Conference awards reflected the team's success. Four Blue Raiders were named First Team All-Sun Belt, one was named to the second team, and the team swept the Player and Pitcher of the Year honors.

Josh Renick and Dewon Brazelton headed the list as the Sun Belt's Player and Pitcher of the Year respectively.

Renick leads the Sun Belt in several offensive categories, including batting average and runs scored, and is bidding to become only the fourth Blue Raiders in history to hit above .400 for a season.

Brazelton has dazzled the conference this season, leading the league in strikeouts and ERA. He is also considered as a candidate for National Player of the Year honors.

Renick and Brazelton were also First Team All-Sun Belt selections.

Joining them on the first team were third baseman Brandon Johnson and outfielder Justin Sims.

Relief pitcher Jeremy Armstrong was the Blue Raiders' lone second-team representative.

"This shows that we have quality players on our team and that we have gained respect in the conference in our first year. We are glad to be a part of this quality league and we hope that we can continue to represent it on a national level in the future," said Head Coach Steve Peterson.

The Blue Raiders' five representatives on the first and second team squads equaled Florida International for the most of any team.

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