Date: May 9, 2007
W&L BASEBALL PLACES FIVE ON ALL-ODAC SQUAD
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its baseball all-conference awards and Washington and Lee had one player receive first-team honors, three athletes garner second-team accolades and one player earn honorable mention honors. Additionally, senior second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) was named the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for baseball.
Senior designated hitter Richard Garland (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington Heights) represented W&L on the first team, while Miller, senior righthander Clayton Edwards (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) and junior leftfielder Tim Livingston (Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica) earned Second Team All-ODAC laurels. Senior shortstop Ray Sweeney (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) received honorable mention honors.
Garland started 29 games for the Generals, ranking second on the team with a .369 batting average (41-111), while also registered 10 doubles, three homeruns and 21 RBI.
A business management major, Miller started all 32 games for W&L, totaling a .362 batting average and leading the team in at-bats (141), hits (51), doubles (13) and RBI (30). Miller ends his career second all-time at W&L in career hits (185), career at-bats (506) and career batting average (.366) and third all-time with 95 RBI.
The Generals' ace for the last three seasons, Edwards ended his senior campaign with a 3.75 ERA and a 5-3 overall record. He led the team in games started (8), complete games (4), shutouts (1), innings pitched (50.1) and strikeouts (40). For his career, Edwards is third all-time at W&L with 20 career wins (20-11).
Livingston finished the season as the Generals' top hitter with a .397 average (31-78), registering five doubles, two triples, one homerun and was second on the squad with 24 RBI.
Sweeney started all 32 games this season, batting .274 (26-95), notching eight doubles, one triple, two homeruns and 16 RBI.
Virginia Wesleyan's Matt Hudgins was named Player of the Year, while the Marlins also earned Pitcher of the Year with Chris Rivera. Andrew Chrismer of Bridgewater was tabbed as Rookie of the Year and Hampden-Sydney's Jeff Kinne was named Coach of the Year.
The Generals concluded the 2007 season with an 18-14 overall record after making their fifth-straight trip to the ODAC Tournament.
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