Dylan Hills, Jordan Hymel, and Ben Hernandez were each named to the 2013 Preseason All-Southland Conference team the league announced on Wednesday. Hills was named to the first team and Hymel and Hernandez were named to the second team. The teams were voted on by the league's head coaches.
Hills, a junior from Ponchatoula, finished the 2012 season with a 9-4 record and a 1.64 ERA in 49.1 innings pitched. The anchor of the Lions bullpen picked up two saves and held opponents to .181 average.
Hymel, a Lutcher High product, enters the 2013 season with 17 career wins. The senior needs nine wins to pass Kenny Lehrmann (25) as the Lions career leader. During the 2012 season Hymel was 6-3 with a 2.64 ERA and led the Lions in strike outs with 55.
Hernandez, a slick fielding shortstop from Zachary, hit .280 with 26 RBI's and 35 runs scored. Hernandez was 5-8 in stolen bases.