CHARLESTON, SC - Ben Peden was selected to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team, it was announced Monday.
The Greenville, South Carolina, native finished the regular season with a .241 batting average and 21 RBI while starting 41 games at first base. Peden belted a team-high eight home runs during the 2016 season, seven of which came against Southern Conference opponents. He is also the most recent Bulldog to hit two home runs in a single game, launching two against Samford on May 14. The freshman finished the SoCon slate with a .566 slugging percentage and scored 17 times.
Since the Southern Conference began all-freshman recognition in 2009, Peden is the 11th Bulldog to receive the honor.