Western Carolina University landed two players on the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division I Atlantic All-Region teams. Redshirt senior outfielder Matthew Koehler was named a first team All-Atlantic Region while sophomore third baseman Justice Bigbie collected second team honors.
Koehler adds the All-Region award to his senior season honors having already earned first-team All-Southern Conference and a NCCSIA All-State recognition. Koehler paced WCU and the SoCon in seasonal batting average (.361) and slugging percentage (.649), finishing with 74 base hits that included 10 doubles, five triples and a team best 13 home runs.
The 2019 SoCon Baseball Player of the Year and a first team All-SoCon selection, Bigbie adds the Atlantic All-Region second team honor to his awards. He recorded a team best 75 base hits including 11 doubles and 12 homers, while ranking third in the SoCon with a .355 batting average.