Andrew Beesley

New Orleans, La. - ULM third baseman Chad Bell and utility player Andrew Beesley have been selected to the 2019 All-Sun Belt Conference teams, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

Bell is a first-team selection at third base, while Beesley is a second-team selection as a utility player. The duo are the first All Conference selections since Anthony Herrera in 2017.

Beesley, a product of Natchez Cathedral, has started in all 53 games for ULM, drawing starts at designated hitter, first base, left field and right field. Beesley has consistently produced for the Warhawks all season, typically hitting in the middle part of the order. He is slashing .337/.411/.439 while ranking10th in the SBC with 69 hits and is tied for seventh with 14 stolen bases. Beesley has also been disciplined at the plate, drawing 26 walks to 16 strikeouts. While most of his starts have come at DH, he has proven to be solid at three different defensive positions, committing just three errors in 100 chances. He was named SBC Player of the Week on April 9 after collecting four straight multi-hit games with three doubles and a home run. He is one of only two Warhawks to start every game this season, with his versatility allowing ULM coaches to be creative in setting the lineup for each game.

Bell settled in as the every day third baseman for ULM, and was consistently productive in the heart of the Warhawk order, slashing .333/.408/.676. Bell leads the Sun Belt Conference in home runs with 18 and ranks second in slugging percentage (.676) and total bases (142), seventh in RBIs (50) and eighth in hits (70). Bell elevated his play late in the season as the games started to mean more, pushing the Warhawks into their first postseason berth in five years. Bell enters the SBC Tournament on a 19-game hitting streak, picking up 10 home runs and 12 multi-hit games in the stretch, improving his batting average by over 50 points. Bell's 18 home runs are also one shy of the single-season ULM record, held by Corey Taylor with 19 homers in 1998.The Warhawks (24-29 overall, 12-17 SBC) opened SBC Tournament play on Tuesday when they defeated South Alabama (30-25, 16-14) in Conway, S.C.  

 

All-Sun Belt Baseball First Team

Chandler Fidel, Little Rock, SP

Seth Shuman, Georgia Southern, SP

Connor Reich, Texas State, SP

Zach Greene, South Alabama, RP

Chase Smartt, Troy, C

Zach Biermann, Coastal Carolina, 1B

Jaxon Williams, Texas State, 2B

Hayden Cantrelle, Louisiana, SS

Chad Bell, ULM, 3B

Parker Chavers, Coastal Carolina, OF

Mason McWhorter, Georgia Southern, OF

Ethan Wilson, South Alabama, OF

Todd Lott, Louisiana, Utility

Riley Pittman, Little Rock, DH

 

All-Sun Belt Baseball Second Team

Hunter Gaddis, Georgia State, SP

Nicholas Fraze, Texas State, SP

Cory Gill, Troy, SP

Andrew Gross, UT Arlington, RP

Kyle Skeels, Coastal Carolina, C

Sadler Goodwin, Troy, 1B

Steven Curry, Georgia Southern, 2B

Drew Frederic, Troy, SS​​​​​​​

Jaylen Hubbard, Texas State, 3B​​​​​​​

Kieton Rivers, Coastal Carolina, OF​​​​​​​

Orynn Veillon, Louisiana, OF

Rigsby Mosley, Troy, OF

Andrew Beesley, ULM, Utility

Jake Wright, Coastal Carolina, DH

 

Community Coffee Player of the Year

Ethan Wilson, South Alabama (Freshman, OF)

 

Community Coffee Pitcher of the Year

Connor Reich, Texas State (Senior, RHP)                                        

 

Community Coffee Freshman of the Year

Ethan Wilson, South Alabama (Freshman, OF)

 

Community Coffee Newcomer of the Year

Jake Wright, Coastal Carolina (Sophomore, OF)

 

Community Coffee Ron Maestri Coach of the Year

Ty Harrington, Texas State

   

 

 

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