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Piedmont's Bailey named all-region

Salem graduate and Piedmont College junior Josh Bailey was named, along with teammate Jacob Brewster, an all-south region honoree by the American Baseball Coaches Association, one of 11 from the USA South Athletic Conference to be named to the team.

Bailey, a junior outfielder, had another strong year for the Lions, leading the team in hits (53), home runs (5), RBIs (34), while adding a .321 batting average and .407 on-base percentage in 44 games.

"It is a great honor for both Josh and Jacob to be honored by the ABCA," Piedmont coach Jim Peeples told piedmontlions.com. "It is good recognition of two solid individual seasons and for our program, and we are proud of their accomplishments."

Piedmont College, a Division III school based in Demorest, Georgia, finished 22-22 this past season.