Curry Named To Freshman All-SEC Team

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Georgia catcher Michael Curry
Photo credit: John Kelley)

Release from Georgia Athletics:

Georgia catcher Michael Curry has been named to the Freshman All-SEC baseball team in a vote of the league coaches, the SEC announced Monday.

Curry, a 5-11, 205-pound native of Gainesville, Ga., has appeared in 53 games including 49 starts. He ranks tied for third in the league with 11 home runs while batting .266 with 34 RBI. He has hit the most home runs by a Georgia freshman since 2004 when first baseman Josh Morris slugged 16.Curry has had a team-best eight multiple-RBI games to go with 13 multiple-hit games this year. Curry was twice named the SEC Freshman of the Week, once after Georgia captured a series over then No. 2 South Carolina and most recently during a road series win over Missouri. He earned National Player of the Week honors after the series win over the Tigers after batting .571 with four home runs and seven RBI that week. He hit seven of his home runs in league play.

Starting in 2005, SEC coaches have selected an 11-member Freshman All-SEC squad. He joins former Bulldog pitcher Joshua Fields (2005), third baseman Colby May (2009), outfielder Hunter Cole (2012), pitcher Sean McLaughlin (2013) and current outfielder Keegan McGovern (2015) to be selected to the team.

Also on Monday, the coaches All-SEC first and second teams were released by the league along with the Player of the Year (Boomer White, Texas A&M), Pitcher of the Year (Logan Shore, Florida), Freshman of the Year (Jake Mangum, Miss. State), Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Derek Lance, Tennessee) and Coach of the Year (John Cohen, Miss. State).


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