Scruggs Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team

Friday, June 29, 2012

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (June 29, 2012) – After landing Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors last month, Matthew Scruggs (Knoxville, Tenn.) added more accolades to his resume as the ETSU outfielder was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-South Region team earlier in June.

Scruggs – who graduated in May with a degree in Sport Management – was the A-Sun leader in home runs with 20 and tied for second nationally. Overall, the 20 homers by Scruggs were the fifth highest in an ETSU single season and were five behind the record setting 25 round trippers by former Buccaneer and current Peoria Chiefs all-star Paul Hoilman, which was set in the 2010 campaign.  

In addition to winning the A-Sun home run title, Scruggs ranked third in total bases (129), fourth in slugging percentage (.581), tied for sixth in RBI (46), and tied for 11th in runs scored (44).

The Knoxville, Tenn. native enjoyed a stellar career in the Blue and Gold as Scruggs finished in the top-five in school history for career games played (207), at-bats (802), homers (46) and runs scored (182).

In a 15-3 win against La Salle earlier this season, Scruggs finished a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with two home runs, five runs scored and five RBI. Just one week earlier, Scruggs recorded a RBI walk-off single against Indiana in the series opener. Meanwhile, Scruggs blasted a home run in his first four games to start the season.

Scruggs was one of six players from the A-Sun to be named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region team.

For more information on Buccaneer baseball, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.  

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 20, 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College