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Young Named to VaSID All-State Team

June 26, 2007  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Garrett Young is lone Flame to garner VaSID all-state honors in 2007.

Garrett Young is lone Flame to garner VaSID all-state honors in 2007.

Garrett Young has been named to the VaSID University Division All-State Baseball Second Team as announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

This past season, Young led the Flames and finished among the Big South leaders in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, hits, runs scored, RBI and home runs. The 6-3, 225-lb., outfielder hit .389 with 12 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 46 RBI and 53 runs scored in 50 games. He also hit in 18-straight games, the longest hitting streak by a Liberty player this year, and capped his season by being named to the 2007 Big South All-Tournament team.

Young, a native of Fountain Valley, Calif., was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 46th round of Major League Baseball's June amateur draft with the 1,364th pick overall. The junior completed his first season with the Flames in 2007 and was selected to the Big South all-conference second team.

With the honor, Young stretches Liberty's streak to four-straight years where a member of the team has been named to the VaSID All-State team. Flames' all-time hits leader Phillip Laurent earned back-to-back honors in 2005 and 2006. Chad Miller and Michael Just joined Laurent with honors in 2006, and Jeremiah Boles started the current streak in 2004. Aaron Grijalva joined Laurent with honors in 2005 when he was an honorable mention selection.

Behind the offensive spark of Young, the Flames went 36-25, finishing in third place in the Big South regular season before losing in the championship round of the Big South Championship to Coastal Carolina. Young serves as one of two Big South players honored on the VaSID team. Alex Gregory of Radford was named as the second team's third baseman. VMI, the other eligible school, had no honorees.

Kellen Kulbacki, outfielder for James Madison was named Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season. Virginia head coach Brian O'Connor also earned Coach of the Year honors for the second-straight year. Additionally, Virginia's Jacob Thompson was chosen as the Pitcher of the Year and George Mason's Jason Bour was selected as the Rookie of the Year.

2007 VaSID University Division All-State Baseball Team

VaSID All-State First Team
C Jason Bour – George Mason
1B Joe Mahoney – Richmond
2B Chris Fournier – George Mason
SS Sergio Miranda - VCU
3B Greg Sexton – William & Mary
OF Brandon Guyer - Virginia
OF Scott Krieger – George Mason
OF Kellen Kulbacki – James Madison
DH Greg Miclat – Virginia
P Sean Doolittle – Virginia
P Anthony Shawler – Old Dominion
P Jacob Thompson -- Virginia

VaSID All-State Second Team
C Tim Park – William & Mary
1B Sean Doolittle – Virginia
2B David Adams – Virginia
SS Davis Stoneburner – James Madison
3B Alex Gregory – Radford
OF Robbie Bailey – Longwood
OF Garrett Young – Liberty
OF Mike Zahm – Old Dominion
DH Tyler Childeress – Longwood
P Luke Foss – Norfolk State
P Dan Hudson – Old Dominion
P Luke Pisker -- VCU

Player of the Year
Kellen Kulbacki, James Madison

Pitcher of the Year
Jacob Thompson, Virginia

Rookie of the Year
Jason Bour, George Mason

Coach of the Year
Brian O'Connor, Virginia