Written By Elon Sports Information Dept.
ELON, N.C. -- Elon first baseman Ryan Kinsella continued to add to his haul of accolades following an outstanding junior season in the maroon and gold as he was named a first-team member of the American Baseball Coaches Association's (ABCA) All-Atlantic Region squad.
His honor marks the sixth time in Elon's NCAA Division I history that a Phoenix player has earned ABCA All-Region honors.
Kinsella has already earned All-America accolades from Baseball America, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Louisville Slugger.
The 18th-round selection of the Arizona Diamondbacks ranks second nationally with 21 home runs and 78 RBI. The 2013 Southern Conference Player of the Year also ranks among the national leaders in runs scored (56), hits (80), doubles (19), slugging percentage (.656) and total bases (168).
During his junior campaign, the Warren, N.J., native hit .313 with three triples. Kinsella was successful in seven of his eight stolen base attempts. At one point this season, Kinsella had reached base safely in 37 consecutive games. He finished the year with 20 multi-RBI performances and 24 multi-hit games in 2013. Of his 78 RBI, 20 came with two outs.
Kinsella was a first-team All-SoCon pick as well as a SoCon All-Tournament Team selection and a Charlottesville All-Regional Team pick this year.
Elon Baseball's ABCA All-Region Selections
2006 - Robert Rodebaugh (1st team South)
2008 - Cory Harrilchak (2nd team South)
2008 - Steven Hensley (2nd team South)
2009 - Chase Austin (1st team South)
2009 - Pat Irvine (1st team South)
2013 - Ryan Kinsella (1st team Atlantic)
2013 ABCA All-Atlantic Region First Team
C - Zane Evans, Georgia Tech
1B - Ryan Kinsella, Elon
2B - Michael Felton, Campbell
SS - Trea Turner, NC State
3B - Colin Moran, North Carolina
OF - Daniel Palka, Georgia Tech
OF - Mike Papi, Virginia
OF - Rob Dickinson, VMI
DH - Chase Raffield, Georgia State
SP - Kent Emanuel, North Carolina
SP - Scott Sitz, Florida State
SP - Bryan Radziewski, Miami
SP - Carlos Rodon, NC State
RP - Ryan Thompson, Campbell
Elon Sports Information Dept.