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UK Third Baseman Makes All-SEC Tournament Team

Posted: May 28, 2012 11:23 AM by Alan Cutler
Updated: May 28, 2012 11:25 AM

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After his great performance in the SEC Tournament, UK senior third baseman Thomas McCarthy made the 2012 Southeastern Conference All-Tournament Team.

McCarthy hit .462 (6-for-13) during the three games in Hoover, Ala., helping lead UK to its best finish in the modern-era history of the tournament (1998-present). UK posted wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State, before falling to the Bulldogs in the semifinals, 2-1 on Saturday, with MSU going on to claim the title with a 3-0 win over Vanderbilt on Sunday.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed hitter, tied an SEC Tournament record with three doubles in a four-hit game against Mississippi State on Thursday, a 5-1 UK win. He is the first UK player to be named to the SEC All-Tournament Team since Sawyer Carroll and Chris McClendon were tabbed to the team in 2008.

McCarthy had an outstanding season hitting .309 with 19 doubles, five homers and 30 RBI, a year after hitting .411 in SEC play to earn first-team All-SEC honors. He is the first UK third baseman named first-team All-SEC since 1972.

2012 All-SEC Tournament Team

P Brian Johnson, Florida

P Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State

C Spencer Navin, Vanderbilt

1B Matt Snyder, Ole Miss

2B Casey Turgeon, Florida

3B Thomas McCarthy, Kentucky

SS Adam Frazier, Mississippi State

OF Connor Harrell, Vanderbilt; Mike Yastrzemski, Vanderbilt

OF Mason Katz, LSU; Justin Shafer, Florida

OF Demarcus Henderson, Mississippi State

DH Brian Johnson, Florida