RC’s Guida named South Region Player of the Year

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RC outfielder Sean Guida. PHOTO BY BRIAN HOFFMAN

Roanoke College outfielder Sean Guida has been named the 2018 South Region Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Guida is joined on the all-region team by RC teammateJack Howard.

Region Player of Year and First-Team All-Region from the ABCA are the latest awards for Guida, who was named the ODAC Player of the Year and First-Team All-Region by D3baseball.com. Howard was named Third-Team All-Region after being named First-Team All-ODAC at third base.

Guida hit at a .403 clip this season which was second-best in the league. He led the league with 71 hits and runs with 55. His .699 slugging percentage was tops in the league along with his 123 total bases. Guida’s seven triples were the most in the league, while his seven home runs were fifth best.

With his first-team selection, Guida is now eligible for ABCA All-American honors, which will be announced May 24.

Howard earns all-region accolades following a season that saw him hit .348 for the season which ranked 16th highest in the ODAC. He had 55 hits on the season and ranked in the top-10 in the ODAC in doubles (14), walks (30) and one-base percentage (.455). Howard also had one home run and drove in 36 runs on the year.