In addition, coach Kenny Thomas was tabbed Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year, while Sean Miller was named the conference freshman of the year.
Six Pacers – Ty Barkell (first base), Bill Gerstenslager (designated hitter), Bryce Baur (outfielder), Ryan Metzler (second baseman), Derek Beasley (starting pitcher) and Taylor Grover (relief pitcher) – made first-team all-conference.
Josh Miller (utility player) and Ryan Milewski (starting pitcher) were named to the second team.
The Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year nod continues what has been a milestone year for Thomas. Now a two-time Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year (2009 and 2013), Thomas surpassed the 1,000-win plateau earlier this season. He also earned his 500th win as the Pacer skipper in USC Aiken’s three-game Peach Belt Conference road sweep of then No. 10 Lander.
Thomas is 508-286 as coach of the top-ranked Pacers entering the Peach Belt Conference Tournament and is 1,028-509 in 26 seasons as a head coach.