UK's Reed named first-team All-SEC

Kentucky's A.J. Reed has been selected as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference performer in voting by the league's coaches. He was one of four Wildcats honored by the SEC.

Kentucky's A.J. Reed has been selected as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference performer in voting by the league's coaches.

Reed, a sophomore, was selected as the designated hitter and utility player after hitting .280 with eight doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 52 RBI. The Terre Haute, Ind., native also pitched for the Wildcats, posting a 4.04 ERA with 52 strikeouts and only 15 walks on the season.

The last time a Kentucky player made the first team as a designated hitter was Brad Hindersman in 1993.

Reed was one of four UK players honored by the league's coaches. Centerfielder Austin Cousino earned All-SEC Defensive Team honors for the second straight year, while outfielder Kyle Barrett and catcher Greg Fettes were named to the All-SEC Freshman Team.

Barrett led the Cats in hitting at .349, finishing 10th among SEC leaders this season. Fettes (.250, 5 doubles, 3 home runs) is the first UK catcher to earn All-SEC Freshman honors in program history.

SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt
SEC PITCHER OF THE YEAR - Aaron Nola, LSU
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Alex Bregman, LSU
SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Sam Frost, Mississippi State
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR - Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt

FIRST TEAM
1B - Mason Katz, LSU
2B - Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt
3B - Christian Ibarra, LSU
SS - Alex Bregman, LSU
C - Stuart Turner, Ole Miss
OF - Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State
OF - Mike Yastrzemski, Vanderbilt
OF - Raph Rhymes, LSU
DH/UTL - Keaton Steele, Missouri
A.J. Reed, Kentucky
P - Ryne Stanek, Arkansas
P - Aaron Nola, LSU
RP - Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State

SECOND TEAM
1B - Garrett Cooper, Auburn
2B - Brett Pirtle, Mississippi State
Jacoby Jones, LSU
3B - Curt Powell, Georgia
Andrew Mistone, Ole Miss
SS - Mikey Reynolds, Texas A&M
Mikey White, Alabama
C - Grayson Greiner, South Carolina
OF - Connor Harrell, Vanderbilt
OF - Brian Anderson, Arkansas
OF - Krey Bratsen, Texas A&M
DH/UTL - Daniel Mengden, Texas A&M
P - Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt
P - Bobby Wahl, Ole Miss
RP - Tyler Webb, South Carolina

ALL FRESHMAN TEAM
1B - Josh Lester, Missouri
2B - Kyle Overstreet, Alabama
3B - Xavier Turner, Vanderbilt
SS - Alex Bregman, LSU
C - Greg Fettes, Kentucky
OF - Kyle Barrett, Kentucky
OF - Vincent Jackson, Tennessee
OF - Harrison Bader, Florida
DH/UTL - Zander Wiel, Vanderbilt
P - Jack Wynkoop, South Carolina
P - Sean McLaughlin, Georgia
RP - Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt
Ray Castillo, Alabama

ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM
P - Daniel Mengden, Texas A&M
1B - Mason Katz, LSU; Cole Lankford, Texas A&M
2B - Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt
SS - Adam Frazier, Mississippi State
3B - Christian Ibarra, LSU
C - Stuart Turner, Ole Miss
OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky
OF - Mike Yastrzemski, Vanderbilt
OF?- Hunter Renfroe, Mississippi State

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