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Barna makes Mid-South first team

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Chris Barna’s season numbers had all the makings of a Mid-South Conference first-teamer.

The Lambuth University catcher, who played his prep baseball at South Tahoe, hit for the NIAA conference’s sixth-best average (.380) and was seventh in RBIs with 31. Barna also delivered the Mid-South’s ninth-best hit total with 46.

“There’s no doubt this has been his best year,” said Lambuth manager Wayne Albury, who signed Barna sight unseen more than three years ago. “He’s been a tremendous student, a tremendous player and a tremendous leader on our team.”

His first-team selection was an honor won with his bat, because his defense behind the plate has always been near the top of the conference. Barna threw out 50 percent of the runners who tried to steal on him.

“It’s nice to know the conference recognized how hard I’ve been working,” said Barna, a senior.

Last year, Barna was chosen to the conference’s second team.

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Justin McMahan, OF – Lambuth University

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Francisco Rodriquez, DH – Lindsey Wilson College

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