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Walker, Schluter earn top
preseason honors in A-Sun
first baseman Adam Brett Walker II (left) of Jacksonville was
named Preseason Player of the Year and junior starter Kurt
Schluter was named Preseason Pitcher of the Year in the Atlantic
Sun Conference in voting by the league’s head coaches and as
announced by the conference office.
In 2011, Walker led the A-Sun with 99 hits, 165
total bases, 23 doubles and a batting average of .409. He placed
second with 74 RBI and a slugging percentage of .682. Walker
belted 13 homers and swiped 14 bases.
(right) went 8-0 in 10 starts a season ago with a miniscule 1.40
ERA. In conference contests, he was 5-0 with 37 strikeouts and a
Stetson led the way with four players on the
preseason all-conference team. Schluter was joined by three
senior infielders, second baseman Robert Crews, shortstop Mark
Jones and third baseman Ben Carhart.
The 2012 season starts on Feb. 17 with all 10
A-Sun teams in action. Conference play begins on March 16 with
four weekend series. The Atlantic Sun Championship will be held
from May 23-26 at Melching Field in DeLand, Fla., on Stetson’s
2012 Preseason All-Atlantic Sun Team
Pos. Name, School, Class
Ronnie Freeman, Kennesaw State, Jr. (right)
1B* Adam Brett Walker II, Jacksonville, Jr.
2B Robert Crews, Stetson, Sr.
3B Ben Carhart, Stetson, Sr.
SS Mark Jones, Stetson, Sr.
OF* Dylan Craig, Belmont, Jr.
OF* Dan Gulbransen, Jacksonville, Jr.
OF Aaron Dobbs, Kennesaw State, Sr.
DH* Dylan Pratt, ETSU, Sr.
SP Kurt Schluter, Stetson, Jr.
SP Matt Hamann, Belmont, Sr.
SP Brandon Love, Mercer, Sr.
RP David Teasley, Mercer, Jr.
Preseason Player of the Year:
Adam Brett Walker, Jacksonville
Fan Voted Preseason Player of the Year:
Dylan Craig, Belmont
Preseason Pitcher of the Year:
Kurt Schluter, Stetson
Fan Voted Preseason Pitcher of the Year:
Derek Bushey, ETSU
(photos courtesy of JU, SU & KSU
Media Relations Offices)