Posted: May 10, 2013 1:10 PM
Updated: May 10, 2013 4:50 PM
FULTON, MO -- The Westminster College Baseball team had eight Blue Jays given ten St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Honors. Head Coach Denny Hughes was named SLIAC Coach of the Year. He has helped the Blue Jays to an impressive 23-10 overall record and a 17-6 SLIAC Record.
Sophomore Tyler Branneky, a transfer from Quincy University, was named SLIAC Co-Newcomer of the Year. He was also named to the All-Conference First Team for third base. Branneky has played in every game this season and has recorded 16 putouts and 56 assists. He has a .500 on base percentage and a .663 slugging percentage. He currently leads the SLIAC with his .423 batting average for the season.
Senior pitchers Kevin Moritz and Tyler Ten Eyck have been named to the All-Conference Second Team for pitching. Moritz is 6-2 for the season and has pitched 44.1 innings. He leads the Blue Jays with 38 strikeouts and posts a 2.23 ERA. Ten Eyck is 7-1 for the season and posts a 2.30 ERA.
Sophomore Justin Whitaker and senior Matt Mallette were also named to the All-Conference Second Team. Whitaker is the first baseman for the Blue Jays and has played in every game. He posts a .400 batting average and has recorded 243 putouts and 8 assists during this season. Mallette is the right fielder for the Blue Jays and has started in 30 games this season. He has 45 putouts for the season and has a .330 batting average.
Freshman Deion Hughes and sophomore Cam Backes were named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference. Hughes was named to Honorable Mention for left field, but he also pitches for the Blue Jays. He has a .333 batting average and has recorded 50 putouts for the season. He has also pitched 17 innings and has a 1.06 ERA. Backes is a second baseman for the Blue Jays. He has recorded 42 putouts and 63 assists for the season.
Backes was also named to the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship Team. The SLIAC recognizes one individual from each team who throughout the season best displays the ideals of sportsmanship
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