May 17, 2011
San Antonio – The awards keep pouring in for the fourth-ranked St. Mary’s baseball team.
Head coach Charlie Migl was honored Tuesday, being named by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as the South Central Region Coach of the Year, while pitchers Greg Herbst, Sammy Rivas and Matt Holland all made the All-Region team.
Herbst, a senior from San Antonio, was named a First Team starting pitcher, while Rivas (Sr., San Antonio) was named a First Team reliever.
Holland, a senior from Shreveport, La., made the Second Team.
Holland is 11-1 with a 3.65 ERA this season, striking out 66 batters over 14 appearances.
Herbst, who leads the team with 81 strikeouts, is 8-3 with a 2.12 ERA, which leads all Rattler starters.
Rivas, a semifinalist for the Tino Martinez Award, given annually to the nation’s best Division II player, has posted a 0.24 ERA to go along with 14 saves and a 4-0 record. He has struck out 39 batters while only walking eight in 37.2 innings.
St. Mary’s (45-8) won the Heartland Conference Tournament last weekend and will host the South Central Regional this Thursday-Sunday. St. Mary’s, the top seed, plays sixth-seeded Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. Thursday at V.J. Keefe Field. The tournament is a double-elimination bracket, with the championship game slated for 1 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets will be available at the gate beginning 11 a.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $3 for students and $6 for adults, with children 12-and-under being admitted at no charge. An all-tournament pass is also available for $20.