Lewis, Burnette selected to All-State teams

Published 6:03 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Longwood University junior designated hitter Alex Lewis was selected to the Virginia Sports Information Directors University Division All-State Baseball First Team, and senior starting pitcher Travis Burnette was selected to the second team.

Lewis is the school’s first VaSID All-State first team selection. Also named to the ABCA All-Region first team, Big South All-Conference second team and Big South All-Tournament team, he set career highs in virtually every offensive category in 2016, most notably raising his batting average 173 points from his sophomore average. Lewis finished third in conference with 86 hits, fifth with a .369 batting average, third with 22 doubles, 10th with 45 RBI, seventh with 123 total bases and 10th with a .528 slugging percentage.

Burnette had a breakout campaign as a senior, also finishing as a first team all-conference selection.