June 14, 2012
PITTSBURGH – Pitt first baseman Rick Devereaux (Oakdale, Pa./West Allegheny) was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team, following a vote by the head coaches of the 21 participating teams. It is the fourth straight year the Panthers have had at least one player earn all-region status.
Devereaux had an outstanding senior season for the Panthers leading the team in nearly every major statistical category, including average (.372), hits (86), home runs (7), RBI (54), total bases (124) and slugging percentage (.537). He was part of a three-player senior class that all earned All-Big East honors, leading the way with his selection to the first team.
Devereaux finished his career on a high note, ending his senior season by reaching base in 29 consecutive games, in addition to a 13-game hitting streak. He had 26 multi-hit games during the season and 13 multi-RBI games, including four games with four RBI.
“This award culminates a fine senior season and career for Rick at Pitt,” said Pitt head coach Joe Jordano. “It is great to recognize his accomplishments as he embarks on his professional baseball career with the Washington Wild Things.”
Shortly after the college baseball season, Devereaux joined the Wild Things in the Frontier League. He is off to a good start, batting .300 with a home run in six games played. Devereaux was primarily used as a first baseman during his time with the Panthers, but did have the ability to play catcher. His six starts with the Wild Things have come behind the plate.
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