Barnett And McNamara Receive All-Midwest Region Honors
University of Southern Indiana senior right-handed pitcher Lucas Barnett (Sellersburg, Indiana) and junior outfielder Drake McNamara (Mt. Vernon, Indiana) were named All-Midwest Region by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association by the Division II Sports Information Directors. Barnett was named to Midwest’s first team as a starting pitcher, while McNamara was named to the second team as an outfielder.
Barnett, who receives his first All-Region honor, lead the Screaming Eagle starting pitchers with a 2.64 ERA and is tied for the team-lead with six wins. The 2017 GLVC Pitcher of the Year has a 6-2 overall record, appearing in 13 games and 12 starts.
McNamara, who also receives his first All-Region recognition, leads the Eagles with a .367 batting average, seven home runs, and 43 RBIs in 46 games this spring. The first-team All-GLVC outfielder also has a team-best 15 doubles and a .595 slugging percentage.
Barnett, McNamara, and the Eagles start NCAA Division II Midwest Regional action today at 4 p.m. (CDT) when they play Saint Joseph’s College at Gerace Stadium in Midland, Michigan. USI is the second seed in the regional, while Saint Joseph’s is the seventh seed.