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Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:55

Baseball Garners Seven Scholar-Athletes

Josh Vossen was one of seven Wildcats named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete from the Baker baseball team Josh Vossen was one of seven Wildcats named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete from the Baker baseball team

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Seven members of the Baker University baseball team were honored with the 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award for their stellar work in the classroom.

The seven 'Cats were junior Matt Fry, senior Miles Sanderson, senior Josh Vossen, senior Justin Lane, senior Bryan Kindle, junior Ryan Lasneske and junior Michael Hobbs.

266 baseball student-athletes from around the country were named to the 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete list.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Fry appeared and started in a team high 44 games in 2013 and hit .213 on the season with 29 hits, good for fourth on the squad.

Sanderson started 29 games behind the plate at catcher for the Wildcats his senior season and collected 20 hits with seven RBI's and he threw out eleven runners caught stealing.

Kindle had the third highest batting average at .273 in 43 starts. He was tied for third in RBI's with 11 and second on the team in doubles with five.

Vossen appeared in nine games on the mound with two starts for Baker and posted an ERA of 6.75 and five strikeouts.

Lane led the team in RBI with 17 and started in 37 games with 38 appearances at first base and designated hitter.

Lasneske appeared in 12 games with eight starts in 2013 and had an ERA of 5.23 and a record of 1-4. He threw 51.2 innings, good for second on the team and was second on the team with 33 strikeouts.

Hobbs played in 17 games for head coach Phil Hannon and had two hits and posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

For a look at the entire list of baseball scholar-athletes, please click here. 


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