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Monday, 05 May 2014 15:28

Zach Headlines All-Conference Selections

Josh Zach earned a spot on the 2014 HAAC All-Conference team after a brillant playing career Josh Zach earned a spot on the 2014 HAAC All-Conference team after a brillant playing career

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Baker University baseball team posted six 2014 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference selections announced on Monday, highlighted by First Team All-Conference centerfielder Josh Zach and Second Team starting pitcher Thomas Hawkins.

Four Wildcats were named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference team including first baseman Ethan Jacks, second baseman Gabe Greenbaum, starting pitcher Jimmy Gricol and closer Kyle Pattrick.

Zach led the 'Cats with a .386 batting average, as well as led the team in hits with 66, doubles with seven, triples with five, home runs with two and RBI's with 26.

Hawkins was named the HAAC Pitcher of the Week on Apr. 7 and tied for the team lead in victories with Gricol with six.

He had a 3.01 ERA and struck out a team high 68 while walking just 17 and opponents hit just .236 off the righty.

Greenbaum had a strong sophomore season hitting .301 and was second on the team with 41 hits.

Gricol's senior campaign saw him capture six wins and had a team-high four complete games.

Jacks hit .333 on the year, good for second on the squad and he tied Zach of the team lead with seven doubles.

Pattrick was near the HAAC lead in saves with nine and struck out eight batters in his 25 innings of work.

The Wildcats ended its season 22-29 in the final year of Baker Hall of Famer Phil Hannon's 14-year coaching career. The 'Cats fell to Evangel 9-6 in 11 innings in its final game down in Joplin, Mo., in the HAAC Championship Series.

2014 HAAC All-Conference Teams

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