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GW is SBC Player of the Year; Jabari wins Freshman of the Year

Gwit Maybe they read THIS or whatever the case, the Sun Belt coaches got it right by voting Garrett Wittels as the 2010 Sun Belt Player of the Year.

GW (left) was handed the hardware Tuesday night in Murfreesboro after putting together thus far one of the most extraordinary seasons in college baseball history with a 48-game hitting streak and counting. Need to know more about GW's season, then click the THIS link in the previous paragraph.

The SBC coaches also chose the right player for 2010 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year in FIU left fielder Jabari Henry.

JH led the Panthers with 11 bombas and a .585 slugging percentage. JH was second to GW on the teamHenry with 50 RBI.

In the field, JH (right) had 5 assists as he displayed the hose he has attached to his right shoulder gunning down base runners that tried to take the extra base and played a superb left field -- such as this catch made at the wall against South Alabama in the first game of the 3-game series in mid-May. (thanks Alex J. Hernandez photo)

As far All-Sun Belt teams, FIU had GW on the 1st team and Mike Martinez (.382 avg, 7 HR, 47 RBI, .574 slug pct. and a team-leading 117 total bases) on the 2nd team.

Aaapaw FYI, if you are not in Murfreesboro, you can watch the entire Sun Belt Tournament for $10 on www.sunbeltsports.org. First pitch for FIU's first tournament game vs. South Alabama is at 10 a.m. (eastern time) on Wednesday morning.


Former FIU forward Marlon Bright won the 2010 Sun Belt Male Sporting Behavior Award. It is the second consecutive year an FIU athlete takes the award as former FIU quarterback Paul McCall won it last year.


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