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Tarleton Sports Information
RICHARDSON – For the second straight season five Tarleton baseball players have been honored by the Lone Star Conference for their efforts on the field this season.
Heath Herron was named to the All-Lone Star Conference first team while teammates Greg Sillivent and Tyler Rau were both named to the All-LSC second team. Chase Cundiff and Jason Holmes were each named to the honorable mention list.
Herron, a senior outfielder from Celina, had a very productive year for the Texans. He led the team with a .406 batting average, 93 base hits, 24 doubles and a .642 slugging percentage. Herron was third in the conference in hits, second in runs scored and second in doubles. He started all 55 games in left field for the Texans and committed just one error.
Senior outfielder Sillivent, a native of Grapevine, finished the season with a .359 batting average (79-220). He had a team high 71 runs batted in and finished the season with 22 doubles, nine home runs and 51 runs scored. He collected 136 total bases and had a slugging percentage of .618. He started and played in all 55 games and made five appearances on the mound for the Texans. Sillivent went 2-1 in four starts and one relief appearance.
Rau, a sophomore from Columbus, had a .344 batting average for the Texans this season while collecting 63 hits, 40 runs scored, 9 doubles and 12 RBI. He played in 50 games while splitting time between first and third base.
Both Herron and Sillivent broke multiple Tarleton school records in 2008. Herron broke the single-season record for hits, at bats per game and hits per game. His 93 hits broke the school record of 88 base knocks set back by two different players in 1998 and 1999. He averaged 4.16 at bats and 1.75 hits per game to set new records in both of those categories as well. Sillivent broke the single-season RBI record, driving in 71 runs on the season to break the original mark of 68 RBI set back in 1992. Sillivent’s 1.29 RBI per game is also a new school record. Both players also tied a school record after collecting five hits in a game.
Cundiff, a native of Weatherford, finished the season with a .359 batting average while collecting 61 hits, 13 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 36 RBI.
Holmes, a product of Mesquite-Poteet High School, had a .360 batting average as a Texan and collected 62 hits, 17 doubles, 36 runs scored and 32 RBI.
A total of 61 student-athletes were recognized by the all-conference program, including at least one player from each of the 12 baseball teams in the LSC. The awards are voted upon by the league coaches.