College Baseball Analysis: South Carolina Players Earn All-SEC Honors

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You don't have the type of season South Carolina had without several of your players being recognized for all-conference honors.

Christian Walker and Michael Roth headline several recognized Gamecocks by the league's 12 coaches for earning all-conference honors.

Walker was the only Gamecock to earn first team All-SEC Honors by the league's coaches. Closer Matt Price wound up on the second team All-SEC this season. Michael Roth earned the honor of the SEC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and also was chosen as part of the SEC's All-Defensive Team.

Outfielder Evan Marzilli was chosen as part of the SEC's All-Defensive Team with Michael Roth while three freshman earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors. Those players were: SS Joey Pankake, C Grayson Greiner and OF Tanner English.

Here's a rundown of the different teams in the SEC this season:

FIRST TEAM 1B - Christian Walker, South Carolina 2B - Alex Yarbrough, Ole Miss 3B - Matt Reynolds, Arkansas SS - Anthony Gomez, Vanderbilt C - Mike Zunino, Florida OF - Raph Rhymes, LSU OF - Preston Tucker, Florida OF - Taylor Dugas, Alabama DH/UTL - Brian Johnson, Florida P - Chris Stratton, Mississippi State P - Kevin Gausman, LSU RP - Steven Rodriguez, Florida

SECOND TEAM 1B - Matt Snyder, Ole Miss 2B - Bo Bigham, Arkansas 3B - Curt Powell, Georgia SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida C - Luke Maile, Kentucky OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky OF - Ryan Tella, Auburn OF - Mason Katz, LSU DH - Drew Steckenrider, Tennessee P - Alex Wood, Georgia P - Corey Littrell, Kentucky P - Bobby Wahl, Ole Miss RP - Matt Price, South Carolina

ALL FRESHMAN TEAM 1B - A.J. Reed, Kentucky 2B - Will Maddox, Tennessee 3B - Josh Tobias, Florida SS - Joey Pankake, South Carolina C - Grayson Greiner, South Carolina OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky OF - Tanner English, South Carolina OF - Hunter Cole, Georgia OF - Ben Moore, Alabama DH/UTL - A.J. Reed, Kentucky P - Aaron Nola, LSU P - Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt RP - Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State

ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM P - Ryan Eades, LSU P - Kendall Graveman, Mississippi State P - Michael Roth, South Carolina 1B -Dominic Ficociello, Arkansas 2B - Alex Yarbrough, Ole Miss SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida 3B - Matt Reynolds, Arkansas C - Mike Zunino, Florida OF - Evan Marzilli, South Carolina OF - Taylor Dugas, Alabama OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky

Congratulations to these Gamecocks honored for their outstanding play in 2012. The future is bright as evidenced by the three Gamecocks on the All-Freshman Team. Those three players have made an immediate impact on USC this season and should continue to do so in the coming years. The Gamecocks will have to find a way to replace Michael Roth this offseason as he's been a leader since the 2010 College World Series.

All in all, it's been another outstanding year for the Gamecocks baseball team.

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