SEC Awards: Stratton, Rhymes take home honors

The SEC named announced its post-season baseball awards on Tuesday morning.

LSU outfielder Raph Rhymes was selected as the 2012 SEC Baseball Player of the Year.

Mississippi State' Chris Stratton was named the SEC Pitcher of the Year.

Kentucky outfielder Austin Cousino was named SEC Freshman of the Year.

Voting was conducted by the league's 12 head baseball coaches.  The coaches also tabbed Kentucky skipper Gary Henderson SEC Coach of the Year.

Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players. The complete 2012 All-SEC Team follows:

SEC PITCHER OF THE YEAR - Chris Stratton, Mississippi State
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Austin Cousino, Kentucky
SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Michael Roth, South Carolina 
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR - Gary Henderson, Kentucky

FIRST TEAM                   
1B - Christian Walker, South Carolina
2B - Alex Yarbrough, Ole Miss
3B - Matt Reynolds, Arkansas
SS - Anthony Gomez, Vanderbilt
C - Mike Zunino, Florida  
OF - Raph Rhymes, LSU
OF - Preston Tucker, Florida
OF - Taylor Dugas, Alabama
DH/UTL - Brian Johnson, Florida
P - Chris Stratton, Mississippi State
P - Kevin Gausman, LSU   
RP - Steven Rodriguez, Florida 

SECOND TEAM                  
1B - Matt Snyder, Ole Miss
2B - Bo Bigham, Arkansas
3B - Curt Powell, Georgia
SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida
C - Luke Maile, Kentucky
OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky
OF - Ryan Tella, Auburn
OF - Mason Katz, LSU
DH - Drew Steckenrider, Tennessee
P - Alex Wood, Georgia
P - Corey Littrell, Kentucky
P - Bobby Wahl, Ole Miss
RP - Matt Price, South Carolina

ALL FRESHMAN TEAM                   
1B - A.J. Reed, Kentucky
2B - Will Maddox, Tennessee
3B - Josh Tobias, Florida
SS - Joey Pancake, South Carolina
C - Grayson Greiner, South Carolina 
OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky 
OF - Tanner English, South Carolina
OF - Hunter Cole, Georgia
OF - Ben Moore, Alabama
DH/UTL - A.J. Reed, Kentucky
P - Aaron Nola, LSU
P - Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt
RP - Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State

ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM                   
P - Ryan Eades, LSU
P - Kendall Graveman, Mississippi State
P - Michael Roth, South Carolina 
1B -Dominic Ficociello, Arkansas 
2B - Alex Yarbrough, Ole Miss
SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida
3B - Matt Reynolds, Arkansas
C - Mike Zunino, Florida 
OF - Evan Marzilli, South Carolina
OF - Taylor Dugas, Alabama
OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky