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Delta State Statesmen

CONFERENCE: Gulf South Conference

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE: 2004 (National champs)

CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1

2005 RECORD : 51-8

COACH: Mike Kinnison (9th season)

TOP PLAYERS:

  • C Craig Newton (.360, 15 HR, 75 RBIs)
  • OF Brett Donahoo (.407, 8 HR, 69 RBIs)
  • IF Clay Smith (.400, 5 HR, 64 RBIs)
  • P Brad Lightsey (13-1, 3.67 ERA)
  • P Justin Smith (10-4, 1.34)

NOTES:

  • The Statesmen beat Central Oklahoma, 9-1 in the South Atlantic regional final to earn their 10th trip to Montgomery.  They scored 44 runs in three games to sweep the tournament.
  • In its previous appearances, Delta State owns a 23-17 mark and has played in three national championship games.
  • Three players were named to the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association South Central All-Region team - Brad Lightsey, Craig Newton and Brett Donahoo.
  • Mike Kinnison was named the region's coach of the year for the second straight time.

 

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