Arizona Wildcats baseball: Newman and Kingery named to all-conference team

2014-05-28T12:09:00Z 2014-05-28T12:26:22Z Arizona Wildcats baseball: Newman and Kingery named to all-conference teamDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats had two players selected to the All-Pac-12 baseball team this afternoon and another to the honorable mention squad. 

Sophomore shortstop Kevin Newman, who batted .304 with 34 RBIs, 39 runs scored, 13 stolen bases and 10 doubles, was named to the team for the second straight year. Fellow sophomore Scott Kingery, the UA's starting center fielder, was also named to the squad. Kingery led the Wildcats with a .354 batting average. The Phoenix native also posted team highs in runs scored (41), stolen bases (19) and walks (33). 

Newman was also named to the all-defensive team. The sophomore from Poway, Calif., had a .969 fielding percentage and made just eight errors at the most demanding position on the field. He was the only the UA player named to that squad.

Sophomore right fielder Zach Gibbons was named honorable mention All-Pac-12. Gibbons batted .338 with 29 runs scored and 25 RBIs. 

The three sophomores were the only UA players recognized by the conference. 

Junior Trent Gilbert seemed like a good candidate for honorable mention honors, at least. He batted. 324 and led the team in doubles (16), triples (eight) and RBIs (39). Also left off was senior pitcher James Farris, who was second in the league with 100 strikeouts and posted a 6-6 record with a 3.40 ERA. 

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