Once the final pitch of the Florida vs. Florida State Super Regional is thrown Monday night, the field of eight will finally be set for the 2016 College World Series.
And while the postseason has not gone as many of the SEC’s teams had hoped, the opportunities for recognition for the league’s fantastic season extend beyond the fate of the Gators.
Members of SEC squads are likely to be mentioned in discussion for several post season awards.
On Monday, the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) unveiled its 2016 freshman All-America team.
Four SEC players were voted onto the roster, which included a first and second team:
3B- Jonathan India, Florida. Through June 12, India had a .299 batting average with 16 doubles, four home runs and 40 RBI.
OF- Jake Mangum, Mississippi State. Hit .408 for the Bullldogs in 2016 while slapping 16 extra-base hits and scoring 40 runs.
SP- Braden Webb, South Carolina. Posted a 10-6 record and a 3.09 ERA through 17 starts for the Gamecocks.
OF- Antoine Duplantis, LSU. Hit .327, stole 13 bases and scored 45 runs in 66 games for the Tigers.