Kovacs Adds ABCA All-Region Honor to List of Accomplishments

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications

Nic Kovacs (Pictured) Added to His List of 2013 Accomplishments with the Addition of a ABCA All-Region Nod.Nic Kovacs (Pictured) Added to His List of 2013 Accomplishments with the Addition of a ABCA All-Region Nod.

BOCA RATON, Fla.- Palm Beach Atlantic senior baseball player Nic Kovacs was named recently to another postseason award listing. This time the honor for Kovacs comes from the American Baseball Coaches Association as a member of the Rawlings All-Region second-team.

The senior right-handed pitcher has been no stranger to postseason awards following his outstanding senior campaign as he has been selected to a total of five regional award listings in the past few weeks.

Kovacs finished with an impressive 7-5 overall pitching record with a superb 1.98 earned-run average as the unquestioned top hurler on the Sailfish pitching staff.

Thriving under the tutelage of second-year head coach Kent Bottenfield, Kovacs emerged as the team’s ace from the start of the season through the final games of a solid 2013 campaign for the Fish.

Beyond his solid win total, Kovacs also proved extremely durable as he tallied 104.2 innings on the hill with eight complete games and a shutout to his credit. He posted just 11 walks while tallying 62 strikeouts along the way.

Other publications to name Kovacs to their postseason awards list include the NCCAA, NCBWA, Daktronics and the ICAA.

ABCA All-Region

FIRST TEAM
   
Position First Last Year School
1B Jason Matusik Sr. Lynn University
2B Adrian English Jr. Barry University
3B Tyler Aldrige Sr. Delta State University
SS Lydell Moseby Sr. Benedict Colege
INF Keith Curcio Jr. Florida Southern College
C Bryant Hayman So. Valdosta State University
OF Chandler Brock So. University of Alabama Huntsville
OF Jake  Ward Jr. Unversity of North Alabama
OF Taed Moses Sr. Saint Leo University
OF Michael Danner Jr. University of Tampa
DH Ben Kingsley Sr. Delta State University
P Jake  Stephens Sr. University of West Florida
P Josh  Brandstetter Sr. Delta State University
P Jamie Sexton So. University of West Georgia
P Andrew  Busby Sr. University of Alabama Huntsville
RP Mike Adams Jr. University of Tampa
    
SECOND TEAM   
Position First Last Year School
1B Michael Revell Sr. Saint Leo University
2B Tyler Ding Jr. University of Tampa
2B Kaleb Barlow Jr. University of West Florida
3B Vincent Kortbawi Sr. University of Alabama Huntsville
3B Cash Oliver Jr. Tuskeegee University
SS Jacob Tillitson Jr. University of Tampa
INF Tyler Kellman Jr. Barry University
C Austin Allen Fr. Florida Institute of Technology
OF Sheehan  Planas-Arteaga So. Barry University
OF Jose Rodriguez Sr. Nova Southeastern University
OF Jordan Chovanec Jr. Delta State University
OF Jocquese Brunson So. Benedict Colege
OF Drew Prichard Sr. University of West Florida
DH Dylan Boston So. Unversity of North Alabama
P Nic Kovacs Sr. Palm Beach Atlantic University
P Michael Manley Jr. Delta State University
P Joey Falletta Jr. Stillman College
P Matt Abramson Sr. University of Tampa
P Jed Vandernaald Jr. Lynn University
RP Benjamin Weil Sr. Valdosta State University
    
Player of the Year   
OF Chandler Brock So. University of Alabama Huntsville
    
Pitcher of the Year   
RP Mike Adams Jr. University of Tampa
    
Coach of the Year   
 Joe Urso  University of Tampa

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