June 22, 2011
San Antonio – Greg Herbst and Weston Baros visibly anchored the St. Mary’s baseball team on the field throughout this past season. Behind the scenes, they were just as active in the classroom.
Herbst and Baros have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team, it was recently announced.
Herbst, a senior pitcher from San Antonio, maintained a 3.85 grade-point average as an accounting major. Baros, a senior second baseman from San Antonio who majored in industrial engineering, held a 3.47 GPA. It marks the second straight year that Baros received the honor.
On the field, Herbst was so good that he was recently chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 32nd round (991 overall) of the Major League Baseball draft. Herbst, who hadn’t pitched since high school, led the Rattlers with 85 strikeouts and paced all of St. Mary’s starting pitchers with a 2.29 ERA. He also went 8-3 over 15 starts, in addition to maintaining a .269 batting average with four home runs and 19 RBIs at the plate.
Baros batted .299 with 43 RBIs and four home runs, while also scoring 40 runs and belting 13 doubles.