Four Aggies Earn All-SEC Accolades

Posted at 10:53 PM, May 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-18 23:53:38-04

HOOVER, ALABAMA – The Texas A&M Aggies had four players earn All-SEC honors, the league announced on Monday afternoon.

Mitchell Nau picked up All-SEC First Team recognition as a designated hitter. Aggies on the All-SEC Second Team included outfielders Nick Banks and Logan Taylor and starting pitcher Grayson Long.

The four honorees set a new high water mark for the program in their third season of SEC play. The Aggies' four All-SEC performers ranked second behind only LSU with six.

Experiencing one of the nation's biggest breakout campaigns in 2015, Nau leads Texas A&M in batting (.377), doubles (14), RBI (45) and on-base percentage (.470). He also has 38 runs and four home runs. He ranks second in the SEC in batting average and on-base percentage, 13th in RBI and 15th in doubles. In 28 league games, Nau is hitting .333 with 18 runs, five doubles, four home runs and 24 RBI.

Banks leads the Aggies with three triples and nine stolen bases. He is batting .371 with 46 runs, nine doubles, five home runs and 39 RBI. He ranks fourth in the SEC in batting, eighth in on-base percentage and 12th in runs. In 28 league games, Banks is hitting .339 with 24 runs, five doubles, one triple, four home runs, 20 RBI and four stolen bases.

Taylor paces A&M with 10 home runs, 45 RBI and a .579 slugging percentage. He is batting .355 with 31 runs and nine doubles. He ranks 9th in the SEC in slugging, 10th in batting average and home runs and 13th in RBI. In 28 league games, Taylor is hitting .370 with five doubles, five home runs, 28 RBI and a .556 slugging percentage.

Long is 9-0 with a 2.59 ERA, .211 opponent batting average and 90 strikeouts in 80.0 innings. He ranks third in the SEC in wins and strikeouts, fourth in ERA and fifth in opponent batting average. In 10 SEC starts, the junior is 6-0 with a 2.67 ERA, .212 opponent batting average and 68 strikeouts in 57.1 innings.

Texas A&M opens up play at the SEC Tournament on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am when they will face the winner of Tuesday's first-round game between Alabama and Ole Miss.