May 06, 2019
CLEBURNE, Texas -- Texas Lutheran student-athletes Trey Albaugh (Tomball/Concordia Lutheran), Matthew Hickey (Houston/Klein Collins), and Thomas Varner (Austin/Bowie) were named to the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Tournament Baseball Team.
Albaugh, a senior, was named to the team as the designated hitter. Albaugh had the game-tying hit in the Bulldogs' tournament-opening victory over Southwestern. He also was 2-for-3 in the tournament victory Saturday over Trinity.
Hickey, a true freshman, pitched eight shutout innings in TLU's 2-0 victory over Trinity on Saturday. The left-hander struck out three and allowed just four hits in improving to 6-1. The win against Trinity came in Hickey's second career start. He lowered his season ERA to 1.79.
Varner, the team's starting third baseman and a senior, went 8-for-15 (.533) in the conference tournament. Varner had a hit in every game of the tournament, and he had three multi-hit contests. He was 3-for-3 in the tournament win over Southwestern.
TLU (31-12) finished as the runner-up at the conference tournament Sunday. The Bulldogs lost 9-3 and 6-5 to Trinity in the tournament's championship round.
The Bulldogs will lean their NCAA post-season fate next Monday. Trinity received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
2019 SCAC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
- Colby Schmidt, Southwestern (Catcher)
- Dalys Binder, Trinity (First Baseman)
- Logan Morrison, Trinity (Second Baseman)
- Daniel Montgomery, Jr., Southwestern (Third Baseman)
- Thomas Varner, Texas Lutheran (Third Baseman)
- Jack Wisniewski, Trinity (Shortstop)
- Ethan Hallmark, Southwestern (Outfielder)
- Jake Martin, Trinity (Outfielder)
- Rafe Chaumette, Trinity (Outfielder)
- Trey Albaugh, Texas Lutheran (Designated Hitter)
- Matthew Hickey, Texas Lutheran (Pitcher)
- Ian Hussian, Trinity (Pitcher)
- James Nittoli, Trinity (Pitcher)