NSU's Fry named 2nd team All-Central Region

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NATCHITOCHES -- Less than a week after signing his first professional baseball contract, David Fry continues to rack up awards for what he did in his senior season at Northwestern State.

Fry, a seventh-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers this past week, was named second-team All-Central Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association on Wednesday.

The ABCA selects regional teams in eight regions across the country. As part of the Central Region, Northwestern State is included with teams in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

It marks the second straight season Fry has earned all-region honors, following a first-team selection after his junior season.

For the second straight year, Fry paced Northwestern State in the Triple Crown categories, leading the Demons in batting average (.327), home runs (12) and RBIs (55) as well as runs (49), hits (80), total bases (148), slugging percentage (.604), walks (40) and doubles (26).

“I’ve said it before, he deserves every honor he has received,” second-year coach Bobby Barbier said.

Fry’s 26 doubles established a new NSU single-season record and are tied for fifth nationally with just the College World Series remaining. His 74 career doubles are one of three school career records Fry holds. He also established new school career marks in total bases (431) and at-bats (851).

A third-team Collegiate Baseball All-American and the sixth Demon selected in the top 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Fry also shares the school career home run record (31) and has the only two 20-double, 10-home run seasons in school history.

Fry finished his Northwestern State career ranked in the top 10 in nine career categories. In addition to his school records, he ranks second in RBIs (156) and hits (256), third in hit by pitches (40), fifth in games played (219) and sixth in runs scored (154).

His 12 home runs are the most by a Demons hitter in the BBCOR Era (2011-present) and are tied for seventh in school single-season history.

Fry’s selection marks the third straight season a Demon has been named to the All-South Central Region team. Right-handed pitcher Adam Oller started the run with his first-team honor in 2016 before Fry’s first-team nod in 2017.