HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss senior outfielder Connor Barron (Hattiesburg, Miss.) has been chosen as the 2014 Texas Collegiate League Player of the Year in a vote by the league's six coaches.
Barron played for the Acadiana (La.) Cane Cutters for the second straight summer, becoming the third player from the organization's four-year history to have captured this award. In 2011, former Alabama player Taylor Dugas, now in the Yankees system, was selected as the TCL's Player of the Year. Last year, Mitchell Nau of Texas A&M received that honor.
Barron hit .344 with 10 doubles, five triples and four home runs to go along with 20 RBI. He also made the TCL's mid-season All-Star squad.
"We expected a big season from him," Cane Cutters coach Lonny Landry said. "He delivered it. We were not surprised he won this award as he clearly had the best season in the league."
The TCL, a summer collegiate wooden bat baseball league, is largely viewed as one of the top circuits in the nation by industry insiders.
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