Three Gents Earn First-Team All-Mid-Con Baseball Honors
Wednesday, May 24, 2006


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2006 Mid-Con Baseball All-Conference Release


Tim Ryan

Jimmy Baker

Justin Darr

  Three Centenary baseball players were awarded First Team All-Mid-Continent Conference honors, as voted by the head coaches of participating institutions.  Senior Tim Ryan and juniors Jimmy Baker and Justin Darr each earned accolades for their performances as the Gents qualified for the Mid-Con tournament for the third time in as many years of league play.

 

Ryan, a senior outfielder from Oshkosh, Wis., led the Mid-Con in hitting with a .398 regular season average and topped the list in hits with 74, walks with 36, and on base percentage with .491. He is also ranked in the top ten in the Mid-Con in slugging percentage, runs scored, runs batted in, doubles, triples, and stolen bases.

 

Baker is a junior college transfer from Chelsea, Mich.  He hit .305 for the Gents to earn first-team honors at third base while knocking in a Gents best 38 RBI.  Baker also collected 14 doubles, good enough for seventh place in the Mid-Con.

 

Darr, a three-year letterwinner from The Woodlands, Texas, hit .339 as the designated hitter.  He drove in 35 runs on 57 hits and was named Mid-Con Player of the Week once this season.

 

The Gents take on defending champion and top-seed Oral Roberts in the Mid-Con’s opening round of the tournament.  Play will begin at 7 p.m. and can be heard live on www.ORUGoldeneagles.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 Baseball All-Conference teams

FIRST TEAM*

Andy Bouchie, Oral Roberts      C        Jr.    

Chad Rothford, Oral Roberts     1B      Jr.    

Jake Kahaulelio, Oral Roberts   2B      Jr.    

Tim Torres, Oral Roberts          SS      Sr.    

Jimmy Baker, Centenary       3B      Jr.    

Roc Latino, Chicago State         3B      Jr.    

Brendan Duffy, Oral Roberts    OF      So.    .

Tim Ryan, Centenary             OF      Sr.    

Justin Sotelo, Southern Utah     OF      Sr.    

Justin Darr, Centenary           DH      Sr.    

Kevin Carkeek, Oakland            UTL     Jr.    

Chris Ashman, Oral Roberts      SP      Jr.    

Nick Jones, Oral Roberts           SP      Sr.    

Quinn Leath, Western Illinois    SP      Jr.    

Scott Boleski, Oakland                RP      Jr.    

Chance Chapman, Oral Roberts RP      Jr.    

 

SECOND TEAM

Josh Piazza, Valparaiso                  C      Jr.    

Matt Newquist, Western Illinois 1B      So.    

Kyle Crepeau, Oakland                2B      Jr.    

Ryan Schmidgall, Western Illinois SS/SP   Sr.    

Travis Check, Western Illinois   OF      Jr.    

Kevin Kutansky, Valparaiso       OF      Sr.    

Justin Wilson, Oakland                 OF      Fr.    
Brian Aguailar, Oral Roberts      DH      Sr.    

T.J. Kistner, Western Illinois     UTL     So.    

Brad Noel, Oakland                     SP      Jr.    

Kyle Obenauf, Valparaiso          SP      Sr.    

 

CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Chris Ashman, Oral Roberts

Chad Rothford, Oral Roberts

 

PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Chris Ashman, Oral Roberts

 

CO-NEWCOMERS OF THE YEAR

Andy Bouchie, Oral Roberts

Chad Rothford, Oral Roberts

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Rob Walton, Oral Roberts