Maxwell, Weisberg headline D3baseball.com South Region honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Head Coach Jan Weisberg and junior catcher Bruce Maxwell have been named South Region Coach and Player of the Year by D3baseball.com.

Maxwell and junior pitcher Blake Yance were also named First-Team All-Region, while sophomore outfielder Austin Justice and freshman pitcher Blake Stevens were named Third-Team All-Region.

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Weisberg led Birmingham-Southern to the 2012 SCAC Baseball title in the program's first year to be eligible for the championship. After sweeping through the conference tournament, the Panthers earned the top seed in the Central Regional and earned a return trip to Millington, Tenn., after winning the SCAC title on the same field just three weeks prior. And after victories over Illinois Wesleyan University and Emory University, the 37-7 Panthers are just one win shy of playing for the Central Regional championship and a berth in the Division III World Series in Appleton, Wisconson.

Maxwell earned South Region Player of the Year and First Team All-South honors after helping to guide the Panthers to their first-ever SCAC baseball championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III South Regional. The junior from Toney, Ala., currently leads the SCAC with a .497 batting average (.486 is the SCAC single-season record) and also leads the league in homeruns (15), doubles (25), runs scored (55), total bases (141), slugging percentage (.686), on-base percentage (.637) and walks (55 - new SCAC single-season record). He is third in runs batted in (48) and second in hits (71).