MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Troy third baseman Danny Collins was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-South Central Region Second Team, the ACBA announced Monday.
Collins, a native of Niceville, Fla., finished his sophomore campaign batting at a .318 clip with 17 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 52 RBIs. He scored 41 runs while posting a .388 on-base percentage and a .562 slugging percentage (.950 OPS).
He ranked among the top four in the Sun Belt Conference in RBIs, doubles, home runs and total bases, while ranking among the top 10 in hits and slugging percentage. Collins was outstanding at the hot corner over the final half of the season as he committed just one error in Troy's final 30 games.
Collins led the Trojans with his 31 extra-base hits on the season and with 16 multi-RBI games. He finished tied for second on the club with 20 multi-hit games, but led the team with nine three-hit contests. An All-American in junior college as a freshman, Collins was named to the All-Sun Belt Tournament Team after going 8-for-12 with three runs scored, three RBIs and a homer in Troy's three games.
Collins is one of six underclassmen returning for the Trojans next season that started at least 34 games in 2012. The Trojans won five of their final six Sun Belt series of the season and won two-of-three games in their pool at the Sun Belt Tournament.