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2022 Baseball Awards and All-SEC Teams were announced by the league office on Monday. Per

HOOVER, Ala. (May 22, 2022) --The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its 2022 Baseball Awards and All-SEC Teams, recognizing standout performances from this season.

LSU's Dylan Crews and Auburn's Sonny DiChiara were named SEC Co-Players of the Year, Tennessee's Chase Dollander is the SEC Pitcher of the Year, Tennessee's Drew Beam is the SEC Freshman of the Year, Georgia's Ben Anderson is the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and Tennessee's Tony Vitello is the SEC Coach of the Year.

Crews leads the SEC with 61 runs scored and is second with 67 RBI. In conference games, he hit a league-best 16 home runs and ranked first or second in slugging (.800), runs scored (42), hits (43), RBI (38) and total bases (96).

DiChiara is second in the SEC with a .382 batting average and leads the league in slugging (.782) and on-base percentage (.561). Earlier this season DiChiara had reached base in 48 consecutive games dating back to 2021. He is tied for seventh in the SEC with 17 home runs and has drawn a league-high 62 walks.

Dollander is 8-0 this season and leads the SEC with a 2.30 ERA while holding batters to a .158 average, which leads all league pitchers. He leads the nation with a 0.70 WHIP and is tied for second in the SEC with 90 strikeouts.

Beam is tied for second in the SEC with eight wins and is second with a .184 opponent batting average. He is also second nationally with a 0.80 WHIP. Beam ranks third in the conference with a 2.73 ERA.

Anderson holds a degree in biochemistry and plans to attend medical school after his playing career. He is a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) All-District Team. Anderson has eight home runs and 32 RBI this season with 17 extra base hits.

Vitello helped lead the Vols to a school record 49 wins in the regular season and a No. 1 national ranking. Tennessee became just the third team in SEC history to win 25 conference games.

The 2022 SEC Baseball Tournament will be played Tuesday through Sunday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

2022 SEC Baseball Awards

Co-Player of the Year: Dylan Crews, LSU
Co-Player of the Year: Sonny DiChiara, Auburn
Pitcher of the Year: Chase Dollander, Tennessee
Freshman of the Year: Drew Beam, Tennessee
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ben Anderson, Georgia
Coach of the Year: Tony Vitello, Tennessee

First Team All-SEC:
C: BT Riopelle, Florida
1B: Sonny DiChiara, Auburn
2B: RJ Yeager, Mississippi State
3B: Trey Lipscomb, Tennessee
SS: Jacob Gonzalez, Ole Miss
OF: Enrique Bradfield Jr., Vanderbilt
OF: Dylan Crews, LSU
OF: Drew Gilbert, Tennessee
SP: Chase Dollander, Tennessee
SP: Jonathan Cannon, Georgia
RP: Tyler Guilfoil, Kentucky
DH/UT: Dominic Keegan, Vanderbilt

Second Team All-SEC:
C: Logan Tanner, Mississippi State
1B: Tim Elko, Ole Miss
2B: Ryan Targac, Texas A&M
3B: Jacob Berry, LSU
SS: Josh Day, Missouri
OF: Wyatt Langford, Florida
OF: Spencer Jones, Vanderbilt
OF: Dylan Rock, Texas A&M
SP: Chase Burns, Tennessee
SP: Drew Beam, Tennessee
RP: Blake Burkhalter, Auburn
DH/UT: Brandt Belk, South Carolina*
DH/UT: Austin Bost, Texas A&M*

Freshman All-SEC Team:
Chase Burns, SP, Tennessee
Drew Beam, SP, Tennessee
Brady Tygart, RP, Arkansas
Hunter Elliott, SP, Ole Miss
Hagen Smith, SP, Arkansas
Carter Holton, SP, Vanderbilt
Hunter Hines, INF/OF, Mississippi State
Blake Burke, 1B/OF, Tennessee
Brandon Neely, P, Florida
Devin Futrell, SP, Vanderbilt
Michael Braswell, INF/P, South Carolina
Dylan Ray, RP, Alabama*
Chris Cortez, RP, Texas A&M*

SEC All-Defensive Team:
C: Logan Tanner, Mississippi State
1B: Tre' Morgan, LSU
2B: Robert Moore, Arkansas
3B: Blake Rambusch, Auburn
SS: Ryan Ritter, Kentucky
OF: Enrique Bradfield, Jr., Vanderbilt
OF: Dylan Crews, LSU
OF: Drew Gilbert, Tennessee
P: Connor Noland, Arkansas
*Ties (Ties are not broken)
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AgSGT26 months
You certainly can’t fault choosing the Tennessee coach as the coach of the year but I would argue a case could be made for the job Schloss has done at his first year at A&M. Pretty sure they picked close to last and turned around and won the SEC West
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RidiculousHype26 months
The Gus Bus thumbnail brought me in
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Serraneaux26 months
Tony V is yore daddy!
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