May. 22, 2012
Storm Lake, Iowa
Buena Vista senior right hander James Stone (Des Moines, Iowa/Johnston) has added to his postseason accolades after being named to the D3baseball.com All-Region First Team and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Region Third Team.
Players were nominated to the D3baseball.com All-Region teams by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools and conferences. The 2012 season is the first in which these teams have been awarded and 713 were nominated. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region, as well as D3baseball.com staff and contributors.
Stone was one of four Iowa Conference players named to the First Team with eight others landing spots on either the Second or Third teams.
Players were nominated by their respective coaches to determine the ABCA All-Region teams.
Stone was one of six pitchers selected to the Third Team and one of four Iowa Conference players recognized on the team. He becomes BVU’s 10th All-Region selection over the last three years. The league had seven additional players named to either the First or Second Team. Six of the 11 IIAC players to make any of the three teams were pitchers.
Stone, who also earned First Team All-IIAC honors last week, closed out his collegiate campaign in convincing fashion, going 4-1 overall with five saves and an ERA of 1.37. In conference play, he was 4-0 with a pair of saves in eight appearances, finishing with a 1.17 ERA over 15.1 innings of work.