Harris named to All-SWAC 2nd team
Southern University outfielder Dondrayas Harris earned a second team selection on the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball postseason honors.
The awards and All-SWAC team selections were voted on by the league’s head coaches and Sports Information Directors.
A two-time SWAC Player of the Week, Harris led the Jaguars with a .361 batting average and
29 RBIs. The Gulf Coast Community College transfer has started and played in 37 games hitting 3 home runs and 11 doubles.
Harris crowning achievement arrived when the 5-11, junior hit for the cycle and went 5 for 5 at the plate in the Grambling series finale in Baton Rouge on April 10.
Harris leads Southern, the western division’s fourth seed, into Wednesday first round game against Alabama State at the 2016 SWAC Baseball Tournament at Wesley Barrow Stadium. The Hornets, which finished the conference slate 24-0, landed nine players on the All-SWAC first team.
First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
Player of the Year – Carlos Ocasio, Alabama State
Pitcher of the Year – Joseph Camacho, Alabama State
Hitter of the Year – Carlos Ocasio, Alabama State
Newcomer of the Year – Daniel Barnett, Grambling State
Freshman of the Year – Eriq White, Alabama State
Relief Pitcher of the Year – Skyler Henson, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Coach of the Year – Mervyl Melendez, Alabama State
First Team All-SWAC
C – Hunter Allen, Alabama State
1B –Chris Biocic, Alabama State
2B - Eriq White, Alabama State
3B – Ray Hernandez, Alabama State
SS-Cornelius Copeland, Jackson State
OF – Carlos Ocasio, Alabama State
OF – Yamil Pagan, Alabama State
OF – CJ Newsome, Jackson State
DH – Diandre Amion, Alabama State
SP – Joseph Camacho, Alabama State
SP – Tyler Howe, Alabama State
RP – Robert Pearson, Texas Southern
RP – Skyler Henson, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Second Team All-SWAC
C – Carlos Diaz, Jackson State
1B – Jesus Santana, Jackson State
2B – Larry Barraza, Grambling State
3B – Daniel Barnett, Grambling State
SS- Wesley Drain, Grambling State
OF – Dondrayas Harris, Southern
OF – Angel Peguero, Grambling State
OF – Bryce Brown, Jackson State
DH – Cedric Bell, Alcorn State
DH – Ty Russell, Alabama A&M
SP – Josh Burchell, Alabama A&M
SP – Miguel Yrigoyen, Jackson State
SP – Issac O’Bear, Grambling State
RP – Creighton Hoover, Grambling State
RP – Brandon Marsonek, Alabama A&M