Print this article - Chad Sykes Named to 2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Team, NCBWA All-American print
Article rss feed - Chad Sykes Named to 2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Team, NCBWA All-American rss

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro baseball senior reliever, Chad Sykes, a 10th round (No. 301) selection of the Los Angeles Angels in the 2019 MLB Draft, was named to the NCAA Division I First Team All-Atlantic Region honors by the ABCA/Rawlings on Wednesday, June 12. Sykes was also recognized as a Second Team All-American by the NCBWA, his second All-American honor of the postseason.  

It is the fifth and sixth postseason accolades for Sykes, who has also been named Third Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball), SoCon Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-SoCon by the league’s coaches, while also earning First Team All-SoCon by the media.

Sykes ended the regular season with the lowest ERA (0.96) among all NCAA Division I pitchers, one of five major statistical categories that the Creedmoor, N.C., native ranked in nationally. The others include hits allowed per nine innings (17th-5.79), saves (31st-11), WHIP (51st-1.04) and strikeouts per nine innings (63rd-10.93).

Sykes closed with a 6-3 record and 11 saves in 56 innings after surrendering just 36 hits, seven runs (six earned), 22 walks while converting 68 strikeouts in 27 appearances for the Spartans. On the UNCG pitching staff, Sykes ranked among the top five in eight major statistical categories including earned run average (1st-0.96), opposing batting average (1st-.181), saves (1st-11), wins (2nd-6), batters struck out (2nd-68), appearances (2nd-27), relief appearances (2nd-27), innings pitched (4th-56) and batters struck out looking (4th-21).

For his career, Sykes earned 22 saves – most in program history – along with 13 wins.

ABCA/Rawlings First Team (All-Atlantic Region)

Pos. Player Cl. School
C Kyle McCann Jr. Georgia Tech
1B Bobby Seymour So. Wake Forest
1B Tristin English Jr. Georgia Tech
2B Nic Kent Fr. Virginia
3B Drew Mendoza Jr. Florida State
SS Will Wilson Jr. North Carolina State
OF Michael Busch Jr. North Carolina
OF Grayson Byrd Sr. Clemson
OF Kieton Rivers Sr. Coastal Carolina
OF Matthew Koehler Sr. Western Carolina
DH Jake Wright So. Coastal Carolina
P Griffin McLarty Jr. College of Charleston
P George Kirby Jr. Elon
P Connor Thomas Jr. Georgia Tech
P Mat Clark So. Clemson
RP Chad Sykes Sr. UNC Greensboro
RP J.C. Flowers Jr. Florida State


ABCA/Rawlings Second Team (All-Atlantic Region)

Pos. Player Cl. School
C Danny Wondrack Sr. College of Charleston
C Patrick Bailey So. North Carolina State
1B Evan Edwards Sr. North Carolina State
2B Steven Curry Jr. Georgia Southern
3B Justice Bigbie So. Western Carolina
SS Logan Davidson Jr. Clemson
OF Matthew Barefoot Jr. Campbell
OF Adrian Del Castillo Fr. Miami
OF Parker Chavers So. Coastal Carolina
DH J.D. Mundy Jr. Radford
DH Michael Guldberg So. Georgia Tech
P CJ Van Eyk So. Florida State
P Andrew McInvale Jr. Liberty
P Tyler Baum Jr. North Carolina
RP Evan Brabrand Sr. Liberty

First Team NCBWA All-Americans
Pos.-Name, School, Class 
C-Adley Rutschman, Oregon State, Jr.*+          
1B-Andrew Vaughn, California, Jr       
2B-Cameron Cannon, Arizona, Jr.            
3B-Kody Hoese, Tulane, Jr.*     
SS-Will Wilson, NC State, Jr.+           
OF-JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt, Jr.*            
OF-Hunter Bishop, Arizona State, Jr.                 
OF-Jake Mangum, Mississippi State, Jr.       
OF-Jake Sanford, Western Kentucky, Jr.*    
DH-Bryce Ball, Dallas Baptist, Jr.      
UT-Alec Burleson, East Carolina, So.                
SP-Noah Song, Navy, Sr.^        
SP-Alek Manoah, West Virginia, Jr.^        
SP-Ethan Small, Mississippi State, r-Jr.^     
SP-Reid Detmers, Louisville, So.^      
SP-Ryan Garcia, UCLA, Jr.^  
SP-Jake Agnos, East Carolina, Jr.^  
RP-Garrett Acton, Illinois, Jr.  
RP-Holden Powell, UCLA, So.   
RP-Jacob Wallace, UConn, Jr.     
RP-Kyle Hill, Baylor, Sr.
RP-Reeves Martin, New Orleans, Jr.!   
Second Team NCBWA All-Americans
Pos.-Name, School, Class 
C-Kyle McCann, Georgia Tech, Jr. 
1B-Spencer Torkelson, Arizona State, So.
2B-Nick Gonzales, New Mexico State, Jr.
3B-Josh Jung, Texas Tech, Jr. 
SS-Joey Ortiz, New Mexico State, Jr.*
OF-Harrison Freed, Butler, Jr. 
OF-Matt Wallner, Southern Miss, Jr. 
OF-Tristen Carranza, New Mexico St., Sr. 
OF-Chris Lanzilli, Wake Forest, So.
DH-Nelson Maldonado, Florida, Sr. 
UT-Aaron Schunk, Georgia, Jr.
SP-Isaiah Campbell, Arkansas, r-Jr. 
SP-Emerson Hancock, Georgia, So. 
SP-Jack Ralston, UCLA, r-Jr.    
SP-Jack Sikkema, Missouri, Jr. 
SP-John Doxakis, Texas A&M, Jr. 
SP-Nick Lodolo, TCU, Jr.
SP-Drake Fellows, Vanderbilt, Jr.
RP-Tyler Brown, Vanderbilt, So.
RP-Aaron Oschsenbein, Eastern Kentucky, r-Jr.
RP-Zach Greene, South Alabama, Sr. 
RP-Chad Sykes, UNC Greensboro, r-Sr.
RP-Chris Clarke, USC, Jr. 
Third Team NCBWA All-Americans
Pos.-Name, School, Class 
C-Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian, r-Sr.*
C-Korey Lee, California, Jr.
1B-Tristan Peterson, New Mexico St., Sr. 
1B-Cameron Warren, Texas Tech, Sr. 
2B-Justin Foscue, Mississippi State, So. 
3B-Austin Martin, Vanderbilt, So.
3B-Nick Quintana, Arizona, Jr.
SS-Brady McConnell, Florida, So. 
OF-Mitchel Berryhill, Cal St. Fullerton, Sr. 
OF-Ben Carew, Kent State, r-So. 
OF-Garrett Mitchell, UCLA, So.
OF-Jacob Hurtubise, Army, Jr.+ 
DH-Jake Wright, Coastal Carolina, r-So.# 
UT-Tristen English, Georgia Tech, Jr.  
SP-Zack Thompson, Kentucky, Jr.  
SP-Asa Lacy, Texas A&M, So.   
SP-Ben Brecht, UCSB, Jr.  
SP-Rodney Boone, UCSB, Fr. 
SP-Griffin McLarty, College of Charleston, Jr. 
SP-George Kirby, Elon, Jr. 
SP-John Stankiewicz, Fordham, So.^    
RP-JC Flowers, Florida State, Jr.
RP-Matt Cronin, Arkansas, Jr. 
RP-Evan Brabrand, Liberty, r-Sr. 
RP-Jake Mulholland, Oregon State, Jr.  
RP-Taylor Rashi, UC Irvine, r-Sr. 
RP-Zach Schneider, Florida Atlantic, Sr. 
RP-Andrew Gross, UT-Arlington, Sr. 
*-Conference player of the year
^-Conference pitcher of the year
!-Conference relief pitcher of the year
# - Conference newcomer of the year