NATCHITOCHES, La. – Northwestern State's Eric DeBlanc and Luke Irvine have been named to the ABCA All-South Central Region second team, released by the coach's organization earlier this week.
The duo, both who earned All-Southland Conference first team honors a couple weeks ago, were two of seven league players named to the all-region team. NSU was also the only league team to place multiple players on either of the two teams.
Irvine, a junior right-handed pitcher from Liberty, Missouri, led the Demons with a 7-4 record and a 2.91 ERA. He struckout a team-high 104 batters in 92.2 innings pitched while holding opponents to a .261 batting average. He missed out on becoming the league ERA champion by .02 points.
DeBlanc, a senior from Scott, La., led the Demons in hitting with a .382 batting average – just .001 points from finishing as the league leader. For the 2010 season, he hit six home runs with 39 RBIs, had 15 doubles, four triples, and was a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen bases.
Also making the all-region team from the Southland was pitcher Carson Smith of Texas State and outfielder Michael Choice of Texas-Arlington, both of whom earned first team honors, while pitchers Tyler Herriage of Stephen F. Austin and Clint Dempster of Nicholls along with Southeastern Louisiana shortstop Justin Boudreaux earned second team honors.
(Courtesy: Northwestern State Athletics Department)