Wallace earns honor

May 21, 2014

Staff report

GREENSBORO — Former Richmond Senior baseball standout Corey Wallace was named to the All-South second team laurels it was announced this week.

The all-region team honorees are among the 774 NCAA Division III baseball players nominated by sports information directors. staff and contributors, plus select sports information directors, selected the teams for the third straight season.

Wallace finished second on the team with a .421 batting average and topped the Quakers with nine homers, six triples, 11 doubles, and 49 RBI. Through games of May 18, Wallace ranks 10th in NCAA Division III with 117 total bases. He also stands among the nation’s best in home runs (14th), RBI per game (16th), triples (21st), and hits (44th). His .736 slugging percentage leads the ODAC and is 11th nationally.

Wallace had 21 multiple-hit games and 11 contests with at least two RBI. He drove in a season-high eight runs against league-foe Virginia Wesleyan College March 1 and smashed two homers, both grand slams, in Guilford’s 15-4 win. His performance yielded the ODAC Baseball Hitter of the Week Award and a spot on the Team of the Week.

After transferring from Southeastern Community College in the fall of 2012, Wallace finished his Guilford career with a .407 batting average, 80 RBI, 16 home runs, 11 triples, 19 doubles, and a .714 slugging percentage. He received First Team All-South honors last spring from the American Baseball Coaches’ Association and Second Team All-South recognition from He was also First Team All-ODAC honoree in 2013 and 2014.

Wallace helped Guilford to a 19-20 overall record and a 9-11 mark in the ODAC.