Three UNC-P Players Earn Peach Belt Honors

Three UNC-Pembroke players who will be in Staunton this summer have been honored on the All-Peach Belt Conference baseball team.

Luke Jackson (OF) and Seth Hartings (IF) were named to the All-Peach Belt first team. Trey Jacobs was named the Peach Belt Freshman of the Year and earned all-conference second team recognition.

Jackson ranks second (tie) among PBC leaders this season with a .417 (75-for-180) batting average, but leads the league in on-base percent (.491), slugging percentage (.706) and RBI (67). The junior, who boasts a 15-for-22 success rate on stolen base attempts, has posted 24 multiple-hit and 15 multiple-RBI outings in 2018, has tacked up eight home runs and 41 RBI against league competition as well. Jackson has recorded a pair of seven-RBI outings, including a 3-for-4, 7-RBI day in the series finale with Flagler that watched him launch a pair of pitches out of Sammy Cox Field.

Hartings, the everyday starter at second base for the Braves, has registered a .379 (67-for-177) batting average with 19 extra-base hits (7 HR), 45 RBI and 51 runs scored in 2018, while also turning in a 15-for-17 clip on stolen base attempts. The redshirt sophomore, who has reached base via a league-high 14 hit by pitches this season, leads the Braves with a 415 (49-for-118) batting average against PBC foes and has registered 21 multiple-hit contests this season, as well as 11 multiple-RBI showings. Hartings boasts four games with three or more hits this season – all of which have come against PBC competition.

Jacobs leads the conference in four offensive categories this season, including hits (85), doubles (25), runs scored (57) and total bases, while ranking second (tie) in batting average (.417), slugging percentage (.691), RBI (66) and sacrifice flies (7). Jacobs has registered a .405 (49-for-121) batting average with 23 extra-base hits (6 HR) and 36 RBI inside league play and boasts team-bests in both multiple-hit (26) and multiple-RBI (16) performances this season as well. The redshirt freshman boasts nine total home runs in 2018, including six against PBC foes, and has recorded four or more RBI in four games in 2018, including a 5-RBI day against Francis Marion that was keyed by a pair of homers.