May 27, 2012
PEARL, Miss.--University of Houston sophomore Landon Appling led the Cougars with an impressive .615 average at the 2012 C-USA Championship to earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team for Houston.
Appling, an El Campo, Texas native, finished second-best in the tournament with a .615 clip, with eight hits and five runs scored in three games played. His eight hits tied for first among all players in the tournament, while his on-base percentage of .667 led the league. He also drove in two RBI, walked twice and stole a base.
The centerfielder tied a C-USA Tournament record with his five hits against Southern Miss in Game 2 of the Championship. Appling finished the day 5-for-6 with three runs scored and RBI.
Appling has now been named to the C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team two years in a row.
|2012 C-USA Baseball Championship All-Tournament Team
||Keaton Aldridge||Catcher, Memphis||Keith DePew||Infielder, UAB||John Frost||Infielder, UAB||Ashley Graeter||Infielder, Southern Miss||Corey Thompson||Infielder, East Carolina||Landon Appling||Outfielder, Houston||Jeff Schalk||Outfielder, UAB||Michael Sterling||Outfielder, Southern Miss||Eli Hynes||DH, Memphis||*MVP: Michael Busby||Pitcher, UAB||Dan Langfield||Pitcher, Memphis||Chase Mallard||Pitcher, UAB||Ryan Nance||Pitcher, UAB|