May 22, 2013
Irby, Ervin, Durdaller Named to All-SoCon Baseball First Teams
Samford placed three players on the Southern Conference's All-Conference team announced Monday, May 20. The Bulldogs open Southern Conference Tournament play Wednesday, May 22, at 12:30 p.m. CT against Western Carolina in Greenville, S.C.
Junior designated hitter C.K. Irby, junior outfielder Phillip Ervin and senior outfielder Christiaan Durdaller were honored on All SoCon first teams. Irby and Ervin were named first team by both the coaches and media, while Durdaller was named first team by the media and second team by the coaches.
Freshman catcher Richard Greene was named to the league's All-Freshman team, selected by the coaches.
Irby, who was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy last week, leads the team and ranks second in the SoCon in batting with a .386 average. Irby also ranks fourth in the league in hits (83) and RBI (56), and he ranks fifth in on-base percentage (.454) and total bases (130).
Ervin, hitting .340, ranks third in the league in on-base percentage at .464. He also ranks fourth in runs scored (55) and walks (38), and sixth in slugging percentage (.612). He has hit 11 home runs.
Durdaller, a .364 hitter, leads the team and is tied for second in the SoCon in home runs with 14. Durdaller also ranks second in the league in slugging percentage at .663.
All Samford games in the SoCon Tournament can be heard on WVSU-FM 91.1 or worldwide on the internet at www.samford.edu/wvsu. Live stats and video will be available at www.soconsports.com.