Bourbonnais, Mayfield, Stevens named Preseason All-America by

David Bourbonnais, Jacob Mayfield, Blake Stevens (photos by Cari Dean)
David Bourbonnais, Jacob Mayfield, Blake Stevens (photos by Cari Dean)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Three members of the Birmingham-Southern baseball team have been named Preseason All-America by, it was announced this week.

Seniors Jacob Mayfield and Blake Stevens were named Second-Team All-America, and senior David Bourbonnais was named Honorable Mention All-America.

Bourbonnais, a pitcher and infielder from Atlanta, Ga., earned First-Team All-Region and Second-Team All-SAA honors last year as a junior. On the mound, he led the SAA with five saves as the Panthers' primary closer, and was 10th in the league with 39 strikeouts. Bourbonnais was also third in the SAA with 322 putouts, playing mostly first base for BSC, and he had a .272 batting average with 37 hits including five doubles and a triple.

Mayfield, a catcher from Gadsden, Ala., was voted Third-Team All-Region as well as First-Team All-SAA in 2014. He led the conference with 27 walks while ranking second in doubles (16), home runs (6), total bases (99), and slugging percentage (.569), and he was third with a .447 on-base percentage, fourth in runners caught stealing (10), and fifth in putouts (282) and hits (61). Mayfield was ninth in the SAA with a .351 batting average, and was named SAA Tournament MVP.

Stevens, a pitcher from Atlanta, Ga., earned numerous honors last season. He was voted South Region Pitcher of the Year by and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), and also earned First-Team All-Region honors from both organizations. Stevens was the 2014 Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Pitcher of the Year and a First-Team All-Conference selection after leading the league and ranking 24th in the nation in strikeouts (79). He was also second in the SAA and fifth in the nation in ERA (1.02), was named BSC Male Athlete of the Year, and was a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-America honoree.

The trio helped lead the 2014 Panthers to the SAA Championship and a berth to the NCAA South Regional last spring.