May 21, 2012

GC Baseball’s Maas Makes Daktronics All-Region Team

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – Georgia College baseball’s junior designated hitter Cody Maas (Alpharetta, Ga.) picked up the top honor of his career thus far Thursday, being chosen to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region First Team.

Maas led GC in home runs (8) and RBI (56) and was second on the team in batting average at .333. The junior was third in the PBC with his RBI, adding sixth in round trippers. Maas is the first GC designated hitter to earn all-region from Daktronics.

Since its inception in 2007, the Bobcats have put 14 players on the two-team recognition program’s list. Both outfielder Shawn Ward and shortstop Tanner Funk earned first-team nods in 2011.

Maas now advances to the All-America Ballot, with voting closing May 24.

Bobcat baseball recently finished up the 2012 season, going 29-21 with a 19-10 PBC mark, good for a PBC West Division title. GC landed three on the all-conference teams, with Maas now adding Daktronics All-Region honors.

The Daktronics All-America programs honor student-athletes in Division II athletic programs. The voting, nomination and calculations are all conducted by the school’s sports information directors. Daktronics offers the most complete line of electronic scoreboards and display products of any company in the world, featuring long-lasting light emitting diode (LED)-based systems. Tens of thousands of Daktronics scoreboards and display systems communicate with millions of people every day, in more than 100 countries on six continents around the world.

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