Dalton Britt was named the Amateur Player of the Year by the Pitt-Greenville Hot Stove League.
Liberty shortstop Dalton Britt was named as the Amateur Player of the Year by the Pitt-Greenville Hot Stove League, last night at its annual banquet.
A former prep standout and two-time MidEastern 4A All-Conference performer at J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, N.C., Britt received the honor from the organization, which each year recognizes the best in baseball from Eastern Carolina. The award is the second the junior has received from the Pitt-Greenville Hot Stove League. In 2012, Britt was named the George Williams Outstanding Individual Contributor by the organization.
After the first week of 2015, Britt leads No. 24 ranked Liberty (2-1) with a .583 batting average and four runs scored. The infielder also has two RBI and has posted multi-hit games in each of the Flames' three games this season.
Last year, Britt was named to the Big South All-Conference second team, after hitting .299 with 26 runs scored and 35 RBI. He was one of the final 16 shortstops on the Brooks Wallace National Shortstop of the Year Watch List and was named to his second Big South All-Tournament team. The shortstop was one of only two Flames to start every game for Liberty, which posted a 41-18 overall record and received an at-large selection to a NCAA regional in 2014.
Britt enters the weekend with a .272 career batting average. A fixture at shortstop since 2013, he has played in 127 games during his time at Liberty.
The Greenville, N.C., native returns home this weekend, as Liberty participates in the Keith LeClair Classic. The Flames will face St. John's at 3:30 p.m. and UNCG at 7 p.m., Saturday. On Sunday, Liberty will square off with host East Carolina at 2:30 p.m.
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