Top Returning #ASunBSB Hitters: Boyd, Clement, Freeman

Monday, February 11, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The 2013 Atlantic Sun Baseball season begins on Friday, Feb. 15th and as a preview, the A-Sun is taking a look at the top returning hitters in the conference with the highest batting average and at least 50 hits from last year.

The countdown hits day three with two preseason all-conference selections; Mercer's Evan Boyd and ETSU's Clinton Freeman as well as Northern Kentucky's Brad Clement, who was an ABCA All-Region selection last year.

Evan Boyd, Mercer
Year: Senior
Position: SS
2012 Batting Average: .335
2012 Hits: 67
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 20
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 26
Career Average: .304
Career Total Hits: 189

Brad Clement, Northern Kentucky
Year: Senior
Position: INF
2012 Batting Average: .350
2012 Hits: 77
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 16
NKU Career Average: .329
NKU Career Total Hits: 142

Clinton Freeman, ETSU
Year: Junior
Position: LHP/OF
2012 Batting Average: .365
2012 Hits: 81
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 26
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 24
Career Average: .345
Career Total Hits: 89

Mercer plays a trio of teams (Ohio State, St. John's and Notre Dame) in Port Charlotte, Fla. to start off its season, while ETSU welcomes Penn State to Thomas Stadium. NKU hits the road to begin the year with a trip to Lamar for a four-game set.

Fans can also follow along on Twitter by using the official hashtag of A-Sun Baseball; #ASunBSB.

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