Beesley named All-Sunbelt Conference for ULM

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, June 5, 2019



NATCHEZ — Andrew Beesley of Natchez is a versatile player on the baseball field having played in different positions through his junior year at the University of Louisiana Monroe this past season.

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For his efforts, Beesley was selected 2019 Sun-Belt All-Conference as a utility player, having played three positions in the field and another as the designated hitter.

Beesley started all 53 games this past season for the ULM.

Beesley said he found out about the honor while sitting in the dugout before a game late in the year.

Starting the year off in right field, Beesley said he was called on to fill other positions.

He spent time in left field and as a designated hitter, before taking over at first base for the last 15 games for the War Hawks.

Batting .337 with 69 hits and 26 walks, Beesley proved dangerous at the plate and on base, having only 16 strikeouts and stealing 14 bases for the year.

On defense in the field Beesley made only three errors in over 100 attempts for a fielding percentage of .975.

“I found out at the conference tournament,” Beesley said of learning of his all conference honor. “My coaches came up to me and let me know. It was a great feeling. It gave me a chance to set my goals for next year.”

Beesley, at 5 foot 11 and 175 pounds, throws right and bats left, and will be back at ULM for his senior year.

Beesley is the son of Craig and Margaret Beesley and the grandson of Ken Sr. and Sue Beesley and the late Al and Kelly Graning.