BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama had four players earn a combined six spots on the Southeastern Conference’s postseason awards list, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Sam Praytor earned First Team All-SEC recognition at catcher, the first for UA since 2009 when Taylor Dugas (OF) was selected as a first-teamer on the league’s postseason team. In addition to Praytor, Peyton Wilson was tabbed to the All-SEC Second Team for his efforts at second base.
Wilson is joined by Zane Denton on the league’s Newcomer All-SEC Team, which recognizes the conference sophomores who saw their freshman season shortened due to the pandemic. Denton was also selected to the SEC All-Defensive Team for his play at third base. He was joined by pitcher Tyler Ras on the defensive squad.
All-SEC First Team
- Alabama’s home run leader with 13, a total that is tied for eighth in the SEC
- Leads the Crimson Tide with 44 RBI and a .550 slugging percentage
- Posted a team-high tying 13 multi-RBI games, including seven in conference play to tie for the team lead
- Recorded 10 of his 13 multi-hit efforts against SEC opposition, good for second by the Tide hitters
- Thrown out 11 baserunners from his catcher’s post this season to rank fifth in the conference
All-SEC Second Team | Newcomer All-SEC Team
- Excelled in his first season on the infield after making the move during the fall
- Tied for 13th in the SEC in stolen bases (10) while tying for 14th in hits (65)
- Alabama’s leader in hits, runs (44) and stolen bases while tying for second in doubles (11)
- Totaled 19 multi-hit efforts to rank second on the Tide, including 11 in SEC play to match Denton for the team lead
- Recorded nine home runs this season, including five to lead off the game
SEC All-Defensive Team | Newcomer All-SEC Team
- Leads Alabama in batting average (.317), walks (28) and on-base percentage (.401)
- Ranks second on UA in hits (63), RBI (38) and runs (36)
- Totaled a team-best 21 multi-hit games, including a team-high tying 11 in SEC action
- Recorded 13 multi-RBI games to tie for the team lead, seven of which have come against SEC opposition
- Fielding at a .957 clip, committing seven errors across his 162 chances
SEC All-Defensive Team
- Stepped into the Friday starter role in the absence on Connor Prielipp and has provided the Tide with a chance to win each time out
- Owns a 6-4 record with a 4.91 ERA (40 ER/73.1 IP) as a starter
- Tied for eight in the league in innings (76.1 IP) while tying for 10th in wins (6)
- A former position player, Ras owns a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with seven putouts and eight assists from the mound
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