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Chase Estep and Taylor Guilfoil earn Second-Team ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors

This pair of Kentucky natives thrived with the Wildcats this season.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: MAR 05 Texas Christian at Kentucky Photo by Jeff Moreland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Kentucky Wildcats junior pitcher Tyler Guilfoil and junior infielder Chase Estep have been named Second-Team Midwest All-Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings.

Estep, a native of Corbin (KY), batted .302 this season and led the Wildcats in runs (57), hits (68), doubles (17), home runs (13), RBI (49), total bases (126), walks (40), slugging percentage (.560), on-base percentage (.416) and stolen bases (16). He was named National and SEC Player of the Week and reached base safely in 54 of 59 games.

Guilfoil, a Lexington native who transferred back home after spending three years at Lipscomb, turned in one of the best seasons in history by a Kentucky reliever. He had a 1.59 earned run average and six saves in 51.0 innings while striking out 14 batters per nine innings and holding opposing hitters to a .156 batting average. He posted a 1.34 ERA in 40.1 SEC innings.

In the SEC Tournament, Guilfoil earned both a win and a save in his two appearances and finished 3-1 on the season in 21 appearances. Over the final six weeks of the season, he went 3-0 with three saves and a 1.05 ERA in 25.2 innings with only 10 hits allowed and 34 strikeouts.