Friday, May 24, 2013
For the seventh time this season, the name of UWG pitcher Jamie Sexton, the ace of the 2013 West Georgia pitching staff, has appeared in conjunction with an award. This time, it was with the Rawlings/ABCA All-South Region Team, where Sexton was named First Team.
The award marks the fifth postseason award for Sexton this year, who led the Wolves with a 10-4 record, marking just the second time in school history that a UWG pitcher has reached double-figures in wins. The only other time on record that number has happened was in the 1974 season, when the late Rick Camp set the UWG mark with 12 victories.
"Jamie did such an outstanding job for us this year," said head coach Skip Fite. "We called on him a lot and he responded with a great outing in nearly every situation we put him in."
The sophomore from Braselton was again one of four Gulf South Conference pitchers on the All-Region team, marking the third time that has happened in this postseason. Including first and second team honorees, there were six GSC hurlers on the Rawlings/ABCA All-South Region Team.
Sexton's first two awards this season were Pitcher of the Week honors from the GSC on back-to-back weeks on March 19 and 26. He was then named First Team All-GSC just before the Gulf South Conference Tournament, and followed that with a stellar performance there, earning GSC All-Tournament honors.
He has since been named First Team All-South Region by Daktronics, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association. He will now be in the running to be named All-American by each of those organizations, which will be announced in the next two weeks.