Six UWA Tigers earn All-Gulf honors for baseball

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 17, 2004

LIVINGSTON, AL- Six University of West Alabama baseball players earned All-Gulf South Conference honors on Tuesday for their successful play during the 2004 season. Brandon Boles, Rafael Farrell, Dustin Carter and Clint Chambless were all named to the All-GSC First Team, while Dustin Roberts and Lee Boyd made the Second Team.

Boles, a junior from Kokomo, Ind., set a UWA single-season record with 31 stolen bases and was second on the team with a .389 batting average. Boles, a second baseman, was also named to the 2004 GSC-All Tournament Team. Farrell, a senior from Louin, Miss., played left field for the Tigers and hit .384 on the season. He led the team with 38 walks and tied the team-high with three triples.

Carter, a sophomore from Winfield, Ala., led the Tigers with a .405 batting average and 17 doubles. Carter, who made the All-GSC First Team as a designated hitter, had a .635 slugging percentage on the season. Chambless, a junior from Livingston, Ala., tied the UWA single-season record with eight saves in 2004. He appeared in 18 games for West Alabama and had an ERA of 2.04, which was the lowest on the Tiger pitching staff.

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Roberts, a sophomore from Demopolis, Ala., made the All-GSC Second Team as an outfielder after leading the Tigers with 13 homeruns and 55 RBI. He hit .333 with a .639 slugging percentage and was also named to the GSC-All Tournament Team. Lee Boyd, a junior from Columbus, Miss., was also named to the Second Team going 6-1 on the mound for UWA. He tied for the team-high with 23 appearances and earned two saves on the season.

The Tigers went 2-2 in the GSC Tournament and finished the 2004 campaign with a 33-22 record overall.