Breard, Daubach voted all-region by D3baseball
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Baseball - Tue, May 23, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell's Walker Breard (JR/Washington, Iowa) and Eric Daubach (SR/Omaha, Neb.) have been selected to the 2017 All-Central Region Teams.

Breard landed on the 14-man second team at first base. The junior is the first Cornell player to garner all-region accolades in three separate seasons.

Daubach earned his first all-region honor as a third team utility selection. The senior played five different positions this season, including 10 appearances on the pitching mound.

The Rams have now gathered 15 all-region awards in Coach Seth Wing's six seasons at the helm.  

This is the sixth year has named all-region teams, nominated by the institutions' sports information directors. A complete list of honorees can be found at All-Region.   

Breard, who batted a team-best .378 from the No. 3 hole, crushed the school record for walks in a season with 34, ranking fifth in Midwest Conference history. The 2017 MWC Position Player of the Year was hit by pitch eight times and compiled a .522 on-base percentage, good for No. 6 on Cornell's single-season list.

Breard also led the Rams in runs (36), hits (51), doubles (13), home runs (8), RBIs (38) and slugging percentage (.652). He had an 18-game hitting streak this spring and made just one error in 309 fielding chances.   

Breard broke the program record for home runs in a career (28) and tied the all-time mark for RBIs (125). A career .368 batter, he enters his senior campaign with 145 hits in 107 games.

Daubach helped Cornell in many ways, making starts at designated hitter (30), pitcher (9), left field (3), first base (2) and right field (1). The leadoff hitter carried a .309 average and broke Cornell's previous season record with 25 walks that was ultimately topped by Breard.

Daubach finished second on the team in runs (33) and doubles (11), while posting 24 RBIs and a .420 on-base percentage. He wrapped up his career with 84 hits in 77 games.

As a pitcher, Daubach went 3-4 with a 3.75 earned run average. He tossed three complete games and struck out 44 batters over 69.2 innings. The right-hander is Cornell's career leader for ERA (3.15) and ranks No. 4 all-time in strikeouts (146) and innings pitched (217.0).

The Rams finished 19-20 overall and placed second in the MWC South Division with a 12-8 mark. The team went 1-2 in the MWC Tournament, bowing out on Day 2 to eventual NCAA qualifier St. Norbert.