Four Panthers Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

Four Panthers Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – No. 6 Birmingham-Southern baseball placed four on American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Region teams after finishing the season 39-10 with a trip to the NCAA central regional final.


Southern Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year Stephen Himic (Birmingham, Ala./Indian Springs HS) was the lone Panther on first team.  The nod is his second first-team all-region selection this year.  Fellow senior Ryan Gaines (Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody HS) earned a spot on second team.  The pair were the Panthers primary starting pitchers and went undefeated on the mound. 


David Scott (Atlanta, Ga./Woodward Academy) and Rich Misischia (Dothan, Ala./Regis HS) rounded out the Panthers on third team.  Scott started all 49 games.  He ranked nationally in stolen bases and led the team in hits, runs and stolen bases.  Misischia was right behind him, finishing second on the team in hits and stolen bases.  His 2.96 ERA was top five on the team among pitchers with more than 20 innings of work.


Himic, Gaines, and Misischia were also named all-region selections.