Shawn Teufel and Curran Redal were named to the 2009 VaSID All-State team.
Liberty outfielder Curran Redal and pitcher Shawn Teufel have been named to the VaSID University Division All-State Baseball second team, as announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). In his first year with the Flames, Redal (Jr., Moses Lake, Wash.) was named to the 2009 Big South all-conference first team. Starting every game of the 2009 season, Redal was the ninth toughest hitter in country to strike out, fanning once every 21.3 at bats on the year. He finished the season ranked among the Big South leaders in batting average (.380), hits (81), triples (4) and on base percentage (.447). He scored 50 runs and drove in 42 runs, with 13 doubles and six home runs. Redal set a new Big South record by hitting safely in 32 consecutive games from Feb. 24-April 17. He led the Flames with 23 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI contests. The outfielder was selected the Big South Player of the week for March 9-16. Teufel (Jr., Tequesta, Fla.) also earned 2009 all-conference first team honors. In his first season on the mound for the Flames, the left-hander finished the year second in the Big South with nine wins and third with 72 strikeouts. He was also among the conference leaders in ERA (4.33). Teufel went 9-2 in 14 games over 72 2/3 innings. He won six consecutive starts from March 22 to May 2. He fanned nine batters in a game twice, striking out nine against UNC Asheville on April 10 and the same number on May 2 against nationally ranked Coastal Carolina. The two players helped Liberty go 33-21 in 2009, posting 30 or more wins for the fifth straight season. The streak is the longest in the 36-year history of the program. Redal and Teufel were two of three Big South players honored on the VaSID team. George Mason catcher Chris Henderson, a finalist for the Johnny Bench and Dick Howser awards, was named Virginia Player of the Year. Virginia head coach Brian O'Connor earned Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time. Additionally, Virginia's Danny Hultzen was chosen as the Pitcher of the Year and the Rookie of the Year.
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