SAN MARCOS — Texas State’s Dalton Shuffield was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Central All-Region Second Team on Wednesday. He was one of 10 players from the Sun Belt Conference selected to one of the two all-region teams.
The sophomore shortstop led the Bobcats with a .330 batting average, 72 hits and 10 stolen bases on the way to the Texas State’s first-ever Sun Belt regular season title. He also scored 37 runs and drove in 26. His 12 doubles were tied for the third most on the team and finished tied for second with three triples.
Shuffield posted a .981 fielding percentage as he committed just four errors while posting 131 assists and 71 putouts.
The San Antonio native is the 16th Bobcat to by honor with all-region accolades. Shuffield is also only the second to be recognized since joining the Sun Belt (Theodore Hoffman; 2017).
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 76th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 2-5, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.