Lee University’s Logan Workman and Ryan Beamish have been named to 2021 American
Baseball Coaches (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-America team. Workman was also
recently selected second team All-American by the NCAA Division II Conference
Commissioners Association and a third team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball
Writers Association. Both are third-team members of American Baseball Coaches team.
“It is exciting that Logan and Ryan are being recognized with some of the best players at the D2
level,” said Lee Coach Mark Brew. “They both had tremendous seasons and were a big part of
our team’s success. In a year of firsts, it marks the first time we’ve had two players named All-
Americans in the same season since we transitioned to NCAA Division II.”
Workman was the leader of the Flames pitching staff and helped pace the team to a 36-11 record,
a third-place finish at the South Region Championship, the Gulf South Conference Regular
Season Title, and a No. 2 national ranking.
The Soddy-Daisy native went 8-1 on the year with a 1.81 ERA. In 79.2 innings pitched he struck
out 110 batters, including five games of double-digit strikeouts. He concluded his outstanding
career with a 4-1 victory over Alabama Huntsville in the South Region Championship. He
pitched into the ninth inning, allowing one run on four hits while striking out nine.
Blessed with a blazing fastball that tops over 95 MPH, Workman and his proud family will wait
anxiously to hear his name called during the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on July 11-
Beamish was No. 1 in the Gulf South with 20 home runs and 67 runs batted in. The left-handed
hitter also finished second for the Flames with a batting average of .344 and a team-leading .721
slugging percentage. He was impressive in handling his first baseman duties, posting a .984 mark
with only six errors, and recorded 354 putouts on 385 chances.
The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions:
NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association
Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the
amateur level. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries.