San Antonio – St. Mary’s University baseball player Ray Camacho was named Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association second team All-South Central Region, it was announced by the organization recently.
Camacho (Sr., Converse) had a breakout season for the Rattlers in 2007. A .300 lifetime hitter for the Rattlers, he set career highs in nearly every category. He earned first team All-Heartland Conference recognition for his play this season. Along the way he was named Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week three times. For the season he was the second leading hitter on the team with a .383 average, 16 doubles, two triples, six homeruns, 60 RBI and 58 runs scored. His 60 RBI is the seventh most for a single season in school history.
He set a school single-game record with six hits and seven runs scored against Oklahoma Panhandle State University earlier this season. His seven runs scored also ties for the fifth most in NCAA Division II history.
The honor gave St. Mary’s three players to be named all-region for the 2007 season. Tommy Vrzal (Sr., San Antonio) and Michael Brzezinski (So., Helotes) were both named second team all-region by Daktronics.
The Rattlers finished the 2007 regular season with a 38-16 overall record and a 30-10 mark in Heartland Conference play. St. Mary’s finished the regular season second in the Heartland Conference, just one game behind St. Edward’s, who had a 31-9 HC mark.