Honeycutt Selected to NCCSIA College Division First Team

Honeycutt Selected to NCCSIA College Division First Team

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - Mars Hill junior catcher Matt Honeycutt has been selected to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division First Team Baseball Squad.

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Honeycutt, a native of China Grove, North Carolina, recorded 69 hits including 15 home runs and 14 doubles while driving in 49 RBI. He batted .399, which was good for third in the South Atlantic Conference, with an on-base percentage of .493 and slugging percentage of .751 while playing in all 48 games of the 2018 season. He was second in total bases with 130 on the year.

Honeycutt was named the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, NCBWA Regional and National Player of the Week in the first week of April. In six games, Honeycutt batted .667 with six home runs and 14 RBI. He posted a 1.571 slugging percentage and .724 on-base percentage.

His postseason accolades include SAC First Team All-Conference, NCBWA All-Southeast Region First Team and D2CCA All-Southeast Region First Team honors, American Baseball Coaches of America (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Southeast Region Second Team as well as an honorable mention All-American for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Pos. Name Class School Hometown
C Matt Honeycutt JR Mars Hill Univ. China Grove, N.C.
DH Connor Grainger RFR UNC Pembroke Tabor City, N.C.
IF Trey Jacobs RFR UNC Pembroke Hope Mills, N.C.
IF Seth Hartings RSO UNC Pembroke Sherrills Ford, N.C.
IF Emilio Abreu SR Winston-Salem State Univ. Elizabeth, N.J.
IF Kirby Lambert JR Pfeiffer Univ. Richfield, N.C.
OF Luke Jackson JR UNC Pembroke Kinston, N.C.
OF Nate Estes JR Univ. of Mount Olive Greenburgh, N.Y.
OF Jordan Eckard SR Pfeiffer Univ. Catfish, N.C.
RP Zach Vennaro SR Univ. of Mount Olive Utica, N.Y.
RP Landon Whitson SR Lenoir-Rhyne Univ. Marion, N.C.
SP German Reyes SR Univ. of Mount Olive Miami, Fla.
SP Anthony Burke % SR UNC Pembroke Fredericksburg, Va.


Pos. Name Class School Hometown
C Alex Kachler SO Methodist Univ. Lithia, Fla.
DH Trevor Denton $ SR Guilford Coll. Mechanicsville, Va. 
IF Ethan Baucom % FR UNC Pembroke Kannapolis, N.C.
IF Derek Perry SR Pfeiffer Univ. Belmont, N.C.
IF McCann Mellett SO Wingate Univ. Charlotte, N.C.
IF Josh Shepherd RJR Guilford Coll. Mechanicsville, Va. 
OF Harry Markotay SR Chowan Univ. Hillsboro, Mo.
OF Randy Norris $^ JR Winston-Salem State Univ. High Point, N.C.
OF Justin Dean JR Lenoir-Rhyne Univ. Mauldin, S.C.
RP Alex Rodriguez SO Wingate Univ. Kannapolis, N.C.
RP Gunner Deal RJR UNC Pembroke Raleigh, N.C.
SP John Grigg SO Lenoir-Rhyne Univ. Lawndale, N.C.
SP Austin Turgeon JR Wingate Univ. Athens, Ga.

% - First-Team All-State in 2017
$ - Second-Team All-State in 2017
^ - Second-Team All-State in 2016


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