GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Zach Sterry was named to the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Mideast All-Region second team announced by the organization Wednesday afternoon.
Sterry, a Mansfield, Ohio native, was an All-Horizon League second team selection and led the Golden Grizzlies with a .346 batting average to go with 14 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 44 RBIs. He also led the Horizon League in slugging percentage at .643 which ranked 34th nationally. He reached base safely for 38 consecutive games from Feb. 24 to May 7.
Sterry was selected in the eighth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on June 13 and became the first Oakland player since 2005 to be drafted in the first 10 rounds. He is the second-highest draft pick in school history.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 8,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 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.