Friday, May 27, 2016

Corey Wood and Braden Chambers earn NCBWA honors

The honors continue to roll in for University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball players Corey Wood and Braden Chambers, as the duo is a part of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II All-America Team.

Wood was selected for the NCBWA All-America First Team, while Chambers earned on a spot on the honorable mention team.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Joshua Buczek receives NCCAA Award

Central Baptist College's Joshua Buczek has been selected as the 2016 Hank Burbridge Unlimited Potential Outstanding Leadership Award recipient.  The award is the most prestigious given to a baseball player in the NCCAA.   


Sunbelt All Conference

All-Sun Belt Baseball First Team
Tanner Ring (Arkansas State, Senior, 3B, Exercise Science)
Dalton Thomas (Little Rock, Junior, DH, Undecided)

All-Sun Belt Baseball Second Team
Hayden Martin (Little Rock, Senior, 2B, Economics/Finance)
Joe Schrimpf (Arkansas State, Junior, UTIL, Business Administration)

Sun Belt Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year
Ryan Scott (Little Rock, Senior, OF, Management)

Sun Belt Baseball Ron Maestri Coach of the Year
Chris Curry, Little Rock


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gatorade Arkansas Baseball POY: Evan Lee

School: Bryant (Ark.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Left-handed pitcher and outfielder
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 190 pounds

Athletic achievement: He led the Hornets (30-2) to the Class 7A state championship this past season. Ranked as the state’s No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2016 by Prep Baseball Report, Lee posted a 9-0 record on the mound with a 0.54 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 52 innings. A 2015 First Team All-State selection and the 2016 Class 7A state tournament MVP, he produced a .462 batting average with three home runs and 31 RBI this spring.
Academic excellence: Lee has maintained a 4.07 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society, he has volunteered locally on behalf of an elementary school literacy-outreach program, a community cleanup initiative and in association with his church youth group.
“Evan Lee displayed great mound presence and body language and is a great team player,” said Alan Hardcastle, head coach at Siloam Springs. “He is by far the best pitcher we have faced this year.”

THE FUTURE: Lee has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at University of Arkansas this fall.


Monday, May 16, 2016

UAM wins GAC

The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team recorded its first Great American Conference Tournament Championship on Saturday with a 14-2 victory over Henderson State at Clyde Berry Field.

With the victory, the Weevils (36-14) tied a school-record for wins in a single season and punched its ticket to next week's NCAA Central Regional Tournament. More information about the regional will be released following Sunday night's selection show at starting at 9 p.m.


Henderson State’s Chris Hunt

No. 4 Henderson State’s Chris Hunt recorded the first no hitter in Great American Conference Baseball Championship history as he pitched the Reddies past Southeastern Oklahoma State in Friday’s first elimination game from Clyde Berry Field. Hunt recorded eight strikeouts, a career high. Jared Gage homered and drove in three runs as part of a 16-hit attack.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Two from UAFS named to All-Heartland Team

Junior right fielder Kasey Cooper and senior designated hitter Blaise Warrick were each named Second Team All-Conference after helping lead the Diamond Lions to a 24-21 overall record and a sixth place finish in the conference.

Cooper, who is from Pea Ridge, Ark., played and started all 45 games this past season. He finished tied for third on the team in batting average (0.301) and hits (52), third in slugging percentage (0.572), second in runs scored (38), RBIs (44), home runs (12) and stolen bases (12) and fourth in doubles (nine).

He finished third on the team in fielding percentage (0.966) and fourth in putouts (82).

Warrick, who is from Longview, Texas, started 35 of the 36 games he played this past season. He led the team with a single-season, school-record 13 home runs (NCAA Division II era) and RBIs (52), finished fifth on the team in batting average (0.299) and runs scored (29), second in slugging percentage (0.642) and third in total bases (86).

He was named Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week and became the first Diamond Lion to be named NCBWA South Central Region Hitter of the Week and NCBWA National Hitter of the Week.