Edwards Named ABCA All-Midwest Region

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State relief pitcher Daniel Edwards was named to the 2007 ABCA All-Midwest Region Second Team, the American Baseball Coaches Association has announced.


Edwards, a junior, went 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA with 11 saves in 2007 and yielded just nine total runs in 35.2 innings of work this season. The First Team All-Big 12 performer struck out a team-high 49 batters in those 35.2 innings while opponents hit just .173 against him.


Dating back to last season, Edwards has recorded a save or a win in 13 of his last 20 appearances and has yielded nine total runs in his last 38.1 innings, which also includes a streak of 21.0 scoreless innings that was snapped earlier this season against Missouri.


His 11 saves this season tie the single-season school record, and for his career, Edwards now has 14 saves, which are the second-most in school history. He needs four more to tie the school record of 18, set by David Johnson. Edwards also ranks second in school history in career relief appearances with 58.}

The Kingwood, Texas, native was a candidate for numerous national awards this season, including the Dick Howser Trophy, the Brooks Wallace Award, the Stopper of the Year Award and the Roger Clemens Award.


Edwards helped lead the Wildcats to a 34-24 overall record in 2007 and their first berth in the Big 12 Conference Tournament since the 2002 season.



2007 ABCA All-Midwest Region Team


First Team

Catcher: Mark Kelly, So., Southern Illinois

First base: Blake Stouffer, Jr., Texas A&M

Second base: Tyler Mach, Sr., Oklahoma State

Third base: Bradley Suttle, So., Texas

Shortstop: Brandon Hicks, Jr., Texas A&M

Outfield: Kyle Russell, So., Texas

Outfield: Corey Brown, Jr., Oklahoma State

Outfield: Keanon Simon, Sr., Oklahoma State

Designated Hitter: Luke Anders, So., Texas A&M

Starting Pitcher: Adrian Alaniz, Jr., Texas

Starting Pitcher: Kyle Nicholson, Sr., Texas A&M

Starting Pitcher: Chance Chapman, Sr., Oral Roberts

Relief Pitcher:   Andy Masten, Sr., Creighton


Second Team

Catcher: Andrew Walker, Jr., TCU

First Base: Darin Ruf, So., Creighton

Second Base: Ryan Curry, Sr., Bradley

Third Base: Matt Mangini, Jr., Oklahoma State

Shortstop: Aaron Reza, Jr., Oklahoma

Outfield: Ty Wright , Sr., Oklahoma State

Outfield: Austin Adams, Sr., TCU

Outfield: Roger Kieschnick, So., Texas Tech

Designated Hitter: Apana Nakayama, Sr., BYU

Starting Pitcher: Kai Tuomi, Sr., Evansville

Starting Pitcher: Ben Mancuso, Jr., Creighton

Starting Pitcher: Jesse Craig, Sr., BYU

Relief Pitcher: Daniel Edwards, Jr., Kansas State