Three MTSU baseball players garnered First Team All-Conference USA accolades, as announced by the league office last week.
Outfielder Jared Allen, pitcher Zac Curtis and first baseman Trent Miller were selected first team all-league as voted on by the coaches, media and sports information directors.
The three first team honorees are the most for the Blue Raiders since a trio of Bryce Brentz, Justin Guidry and Justin Miller were selected first team All-Sun Belt in 2010.
In his first year in a Blue Raider uniform, Allen proved to be a pitcher’s nightmare. The junior hit a league-leading 10 home runs with 33 RBI in 55 contests in the regular season. His 102 total bases ranked third in C-USA. Allen hit .264 and had with a .490 slugging percentage.
Curtis, a Hendersonville native, posted an 8-3 record with a stellar 1.85 ERA in 14 appearances. In 107.0 innings pitched, Curtis had a nation-leading 130 strikeouts. His total strikeouts this year is second all-time in a single-season at MTSU. The left-hander threw five complete games, recording two shutouts. He tossed MTSU’s first two-hit game in five years at FIU. Curtis threw double-figure strikeouts in eight contests. The All-Conference nod is the first for Curtis.
Miller led Conference USA in multiple categories: runs-batted in (45), doubles (25) and total bases. He set the school’s career mark with his 67th double against Marshall. Miller is second nationally with 25 doubles this season and is two away from tying the MTSU single-season record of 27 set by Nathan Hines in 2009. The Kansas City senior has a team-best .356 batting average with a stout slugging percentage of .548. The C-USA award is the first for Miller.