UNA's Boughner pitcher of the year

University of North Alabama junior pitcher Chad Boughner of Florence, Ala., has been named South Region Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and is one of three Lions named to the All-South Region team.

Boughner, who finished the 2012 season with a 10-5 overall record and 115 strikeouts in 114.2 innings pitched, was the only Lion selected for first-team all-region honors by the NCBWA.

UNA senior second baseman Michael Schmidt of Powder Springs, Ga., and sophomore shortstop Josh Carpenter of Harvest, Ala., were second-team All-South Region picks. Schmidt hit .377 this season with seven home runs, 39 runs batted in and 56 runs scored. He led the Gulf South Conference with 42 walks and had an impressive .482 on base percentage, to go with 25 stolen bases and 124 total bases. A two-time first-team All-GSC pick, Schmidt ranked among the league leaders in virtually every offensive categories this season.

Carpenter, a two-time All-GSC pick at shortstop, hit .313 this season with 37 runs scored and 38 runs batted in. He started all 57 games at short for UNA this season.

Boughner was previously selected first-team All-South Region by Daktronics and Schmidt was a second-team Daktronics All-South Region pick.

2012 NCBWA Division II All-South Region Team 

Player of the Year

Anthony Boza, Lynn

Pitcher of the Year

Chad Boughner, North Alabama

Coach of the Year

Mike Kinnison, Delta State

First Team

SP Sean Bierman, Tampa

SP Chad Boughner, North Alabama

SP Colton Mitchell, Delta State

RP Bobby Parker, West Florida

C Jon Carnaham, Delta State

1B Ryan McChesney, Florida Tech

2B Carlos Asuaje, Nova Southeastern

3B Mike Snyder, Florida Southern

SS Grant DeBruin, Alabama-Huntsville

OF Andrew Jones, Tampa

OF Areo Regoli, Nova Southeastern

OF Michael Vinson, Delta State

DH/UT Anthony Boza, Lynn

Second Team

SP Shawn Kale, Lynn

SP Ben O'Shea, Tampa

SP Zach Westcott, Nova Southeastern

RP James Mannara, Florida Tech

C Bryan Hayman, Valdosta State

1B David Weber, Benedict

2B Michael Schmidt, North Alabama

3B Paul Winterbottom, Stillman

SS Josh Carpenter, North Alabama

OF Ty Chancelor, Alabama-Huntsville

OF Zach Gawrych, Tampa

OF Cameron Graves, Valdosta State

DH/UT Christian Glisson, Valdosta State

Honorable Mention

C Travis Murray, Palm Beach Atlantic

1B Jarius Brown, Stillman

OF Taye Larry, West Florida

2012 Daktronics All-South Region First Team

Joe Carnahan, Delta State, C

David Weber, Benedict, 1B

Carlos Asuaje, Nova Southeastern, 2B

Grant DeBruin, Alabama-Huntsville, SS

Mike Snyder, Florida Southern, 3B

Areo Regoli, Nova Southeastern, OF

Zach Gawrych, Tampa, OF

Andrew Jones, Tampa, OF

Anthony Boza, Lynn, DH

Michael Jordan, Benedict, UT

Chad Boughner, North Alabama, SP

Sean Bierman, Tampa, SP

Colton Mitchell, Delta State, SP

Ben O'Shea, Tampa, SP

Bobby Parker, West Florida, RP

Player of the Year: Anthony Boza, Lynn, DH

Pitcher of the Year: Sean Bierman, Tampa, SP

2012 Daktronics All-South Region Second Team

Justin Riddle, Alabama-Huntsville, C

Ryan McChesney, Florida Tech, 1B

Michael Schmidt, North Alabama, 2B

KC Clabough, Florida Tech, SS

Damon Elder, Tampa, 3B

Ty Chancelor, Alabama-Huntsville, OF

Cameron Graves, Valdosta State, OF

Jordan Chovanec, Delta State, OF

Christian Glisson, Valdosta State, DH

Cory Jensen, Florida Southern, UT

Shawn Kale, Lynn, SP

Zachary Westcott, Nova Southeastern, SP

Joey Cuda, Eckerd, SP

Aaron Newcomb, Delta State, SP

James Mannara, Florida Tech, RP