Zak Kent Earns Second-Team All-State Honors
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Zak Kent Earns Second-Team All-State Honors

RICHMOND, Va. – VMI right-hander Zak Kent earned second-team honors Tuesday with the release of the annual Virginia Sports Information Directors University Division All-State baseball team.

Kent was drafted in the ninth round of last month’s Major League Baseball draft by the Texas Rangers. He earned second-team All-Southern Conference honors in May, as selected by the league’s Sports Media Association. He finished the 2019 season with a 4.64 ERA and a 5-5 record with one save in 15 games and 14 starts. The right-hander led the Southern Conference and ranked ninth in the nation with 132 strikeouts on the year - also a school record. Opponents’ hit just .229 against him and Kent allowed only 30 walks in 97 innings.

Kent has been assigned to the Rangers’ Class A short-season affiliate in Spokane, Wash. in the Northwest League and has appeared in three contests thus far. Against Tri-City Monday, Kent threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out two.

 

VaSID Players of the Year

Logan Driscoll                   Catcher                                George Mason

Tanner Morris                  Shortstop                            Virginia

Vinnie Pasquantino         First baseman                    Old Dominion

 

VaSID Pitcher of the Year

Evan Braband                   Relief Pitcher                     Liberty

 

VaSID Rookie of the Year

Andy Garriola                   Outfield                               Old Dominion

 

VaSID Coach of the Year

Scott Jackson                     Liberty

 

First Team All-VaSID

Logan Driscoll                     Catcher                                George Mason

Vinnie Pasquantino         First Base                             Old Dominion

Nic Kent                               Second Base                       Virginia

Tyler Plantier                     Third Base                           Richmond

Tanner Morris                    Shortstop                            Virginia

Andy Garriola                     Outfield                               Old Dominion

Andrew Szmanski            Outfield                               Radford

Justin Hayes                       Outfield                               Norfolk State

Liam HIbbits                       Designated Hitter             VCU

Kyle Butler                          Utility Fielder                     Radford

Connor Gillispie                 Starting Pitcher                 VCU

Andrew McInvale            Starting Pitcher                 Liberty

Bodie Sheehan                 Starting Pitcher                 William & Mary

Evan Braband                    Relief Pitcher                     Liberty

Nick Robertson                 Relief Pitcher                     James Madison

 

Second Team All-VaSID

Jonathan Embry                Catcher                                Liberty

Stephen Baughan            First Base                             Norfolk State

Paul Witt                              Second Base                       VCU

Zack Gelof                           Third Base                           Virginia

Bryce Windham                Third Base                           Old Dominion

Zac Ching                             Shortstop                            VCU

Anthony Forte                   Outfield                               Richmond

Brandon Raquet               Outfield                               William & Mary

Brendan Rivoli                   Outfield                               Virginia

J.D. Mundy                         Designated Hitter             Radford

Matthew Trehub              Utility Fielder                     William & Mary

Kevin Kelly                          Starting Pitcher                 James Madison

Zak Kent                              Starting Pitcher                 VMI

Nick Stewart                      Starting Pitcher                 James Madison

Benjamin Dum                  Relief Pitcher                     VCU

Chris Farrell                        Relief Pitcher                     William & Mary