Ingram, Pharr Draw All-Region Honors


Columbus State University baseball players Kolton Ingram and Austin Pharr each picked up All-Southeast Region honors, as three separate organizations released their awards.

Ingram was an All-Region selection for all three organizations: American Baseball Coaches Association, Division II Conference Commissioners Association and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Pharr garnered All-Region honors from the ABCA.

Ingram has been dominant all season for the Cougars, but none more than during the NCAA Southeast Regional. The southpaw started a pair of games for the Cougars during the regional, allowing just two runs over seven innings for a victory in the opener against No. 18 UNC Pembroke before returning on Monday and firing seven shutout innings against No. 13 Belmont Abbey.

For the season, Ingram is 12-3 overall with a 2.23 earned run average. The junior leads the country with 121.1 innings pitched and is third in Division II with 135 strikeouts.

Pharr leads the Cougars in hitting this season, posting a .345 average with 14 doubles and 17 home runs. He has also driven in 55 runs and scored 51 times. The junior outfielder owns three multi-homer games on the year, including a two-homer performance in Columbus State’s elimination game against No. 2 North Greenville on Sunday.

The Cougars will continue their postseason journey on Sunday night as the No. 2 seed in the World Series. Columbus State will take on seventh-seeded and No. 24 Mercyhurst. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

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