Meigs named All-Region after stellar year

Carrollton, GA – May 23, 2005 – A record-setting performance in 2005 has resulted in more honors for a West Georgia Braves baseball star.

UWG pitching ace Tyler Meigs was Monday named a member of the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association 2005 NCAA Division II South Central All-Region First Team. Meigs, a junior from Bowdon, was named to the squad following a vote of head coaches from throughout the region.

Meigs logged impressive numbers for the Braves this season, posting a 7-3 record with a sterling ERA of 2.37. He worked 95 innings, and led the Gulf South Conference in strikeouts with 113 strikeouts. That mark surpassed the three-decade old school record held previously by former Atlanta Braves star Rick Camp. Also, Meigs limited opposing hitters to a batting average of but .209 on the season.

MeigsÕ latest honor adds another page to an already impressive resume for his junior season. Earlier this month he was named to the All Gulf South Conference East Division First Team. Also, twice in 2005 he earned weekly conference honors, once as player of the week for his exploits in the outfield. The other was a pitcher of the week nod for a two hit shutout in a 3-0 win over division rival West Florida.

The All-Region honor for Meigs is the first for a West Georgia player since 2003 when Jason Burgess captured a berth on the squad.

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