Saint Louis University baseball had five players earn All-Conference Awards, the league office announced Tuesday.
For the second year in a row, Jake Garella has been deemed a First-Team All-Conference selection. The two-time A-10 Player of the Week Award winner led the Billikens in multiple hitting categories, including: batting average (.335), hits (74), doubles (27), RBIs (46) and SLG (.538). Garella’s 27 doubles this season set a new SLU single-season record and currently ranks No. 2 in the nation for 2019.
Centerfielder Corrigan Bartlett has also been named to the First-Team All-Conference team. The leadoff man hit .317 on the season, with a team-leading .418 OBP and 39 runs scored. He drew 20 walks on the season and was hit by the pitch 18 times. Bartlett played in all 53 games for SLU, and he held a 27-game on-base streak at one point in the season.
Senior Cole Dubet was a Second-Team All-Conference selection for the Billikens. The four-year starter hit .324 this season and was tied for the team lead with seven home runs. He was named A-10 Player of the Week on May 13. Dubet has played in a total of 214 games in a SLU uniform, ranking him fifth all-time.
Two Billikens were named to the All-Academic Team: SS Kevin Jordan and RHP Connor Lehmann. Jordan, a junior Physics major, played in all 53 games for the team and was second on the Bills with 38 RBIs. Lehmann, an Applied Financial Economics major, started 14 games for the Billikens, throwing for a 5-5 record, including three starts with ten or more strikeouts.
The Billikens begin their quest to repeat as A-10 Champions on Wednesday, when they kick off their conference tournament with a battle against Davidson at 12:30 p.m. CT.