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June 4, 2009

Alex Henry named to Clemson Regional All-Tournament team

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech senior Alex Henry has been named to the NCAA Clemson All-Region team for his efforts in the Golden Eagles three games last weekend.

Tech captured the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title and advanced to the Regional, where the Golden Eagles posted a 1-2 record, including a 6-2 win over No. 14 Alabama that eliminated the Crimson Tide. In the opening game, the Golden Eagles fell 5-4 to eventual champion Clemson when the Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth.

In the three games at the Regional, Henry batted .538 with seven hits in his 13 at bats. Two of his hits were doubles, and his nine total bases gave him a .692 slugging percentage. He led Tech in runs scored, crossing the plate three times. The senior from Knoxville also posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in eight chances.

The all-tournament award capped off a sensational season for the former Karns High School standout.

Henry batted .314 while starting 55 of Tech’s 56 games. Tech’s leadoff hitter, he topped the Golden Eagles in runs scored (54) and times hit by pitch (10), and ranked second in at bats (207). He was third on the team in hits, walks and on-base percentage. In the field, he had the highest fielding average among Tech’s regulars at .989, making just one error in 91 chances.

Henry earned one of three outfield positions on the all-tournament team at the Clemson Regional, joining Wilson Boyd of Clemson and Michael Dabbs of Oklahoma State.

2009 Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team

First Base: Ben Paulsen, Clemson
Second Base: Mike Freeman, Clemson
Third Base: Tyrone Hambly, Oklahoma State
Shortstop: Tom Belza, Oklahoma State
Outfield: Wilson Boyd, Clemson
Outfield: Alex Henry, Tennessee Tech
Outfield: Michael Dabbs, Oklahoma State
Catcher: Vin DiFazio, Alabama
DH: Chris Epps, Clemson
Pitcher: Chris Dwyer, Clemson
Pitcher: Tyler Lyons, Oklahoma State

Most Valuable Player: Chris Epps, Clemson