LOS ANGELES – Junior Cody Maas (Alpharetta, Ga.) of the Georgia College baseball team was selected to the Jewish Sports Review 2012 College Baseball All-America Team, the publication announced recently.
Maas earned a spot on the first team at designated hitter, chosen from all Jewish student-athletes over NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA ranks. Maas was one of just two Division II players selected, as University of Tampa pitcher Sean Bierman also earned a first-team nod.
A Rawlings All-Southeast Region Second Team selection, 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 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) with his RBI, adding sixth in round trippers. Maas is the second GC student-athlete to earn Jewish All-America, the first being Sean Harrell in 2010.
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 adding Rawlings All-Region honors.
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