Gators dominate SEC postseason awards

The Southeastern Conference announced its postseason honors on Tuesday, and the regular season champions were well represented.

Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan was named SEC Coach of the Year after leading the Gators to the conference title. The SEC coaches projected Florida to finish third in the SEC East during the preseason.

Florida right-hander Logan Shore was named SEC Freshman of the Year. He heads into the NCAA Tournament with a 7-3 record and 1.99 ERA. In 90.2 innings, Shore allowed 76 hits, 18 walks and just one home run while striking out 62 hitters.

Catcher Taylor Gushue earned First Team All-SEC honors. He's hitting .323 with a team-high six home runs and 49 RBI. His .389 batting average in SEC play was the best in the entire league.

Outfielder Harrison Bader was voted Second Team All-SEC. After being suspended for the first 19 games of the season, Bader ended the year with a .333 average, two home runs and a .412 on-base percentage. He's also second on the team with 13 stolen bases.

Three Florida freshmen were named to the league's All-Freshman Team first baseman Pete Alonso, Shore and third baseman John Sternagel. Alonso, who has spent most of the year as the designated hitter, hit .269 with four home runs and 32 RBI. In conference play, Alonso hit .290.

Sternagel ended the year hitting .238 but hit .250 in SEC play. He hit one home run, which was a game-winner against Georgia during the regular season.

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