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Courtesy of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball - Tue, May 2, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. - The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2017 all-conference baseball awards. Student-athletes were selected for all awards by vote of the KCAC head baseball coaches. 

The Eagles of Oklahoma Wesleyan University earned the KCAC Regular Season title, finishing the conference season at 20-6 and 44-9 overall. Head coach Matt Parker was selected by his peers as KCAC Coach of the Year. 

Oklahoma Wesleyan's Christopher Acosta-Tapia earns the KCAC Player of the Year award following a junior campaign where he hit 0.460 with 87 hits, 69 RBI's, 23 doubles, and 20 homeruns. Ryan Baca (SR/Loveland, Colo.) of Friends (3.01 ERA) and Zach Johnson of Oklahoma Wesleyan (3.62 ERA) were named Co-Pitchers of the Year, and Colton Tison of Sterling was named Freshman of the Year. All awards are voted on by KCAC baseball coaches.

All student-athletes will be honored during the 2017 KCAC Baseball Tournament on Wednesday, May 3 at the Great Bend Sports Complex in Great Bend, Kan., immediately following game two. 

The following athletes were selected by conference coaches as All-KCAC First Team, All-KCAC Second Team, KCAC Honorable Mention, and KCAC Baseball Gold Glove Team.

First Team    
NameSchoolYearPositionHometown
John Gardner (JR/Douglass, Kan.) (U)FriendsJr.CatcherDouglass, Kan.
Billy DamonYorkJr.CatcherReno, Nev.
Peyton Deiters (U)Kansas WesleyanSr.1BPhoenix, Ariz.
Augie Isaacson (SO/New Prague, Minn.)FriendsSo.2BNew Prague, Minn.
Trevor Achenbach (U)Oklahoma WesleyanSr.3BBillings, Mont.
Abdiel AliceaTaborJr.SSSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Randy PerezOttawaJr.UtilityBronx, N.Y.
Christopher Acosta-Tapia (U)Oklahoma WesleyanJr.OFDeaauville Laval, QC, Canada
Will Price (U)Oklahoma WesleyanSr.OFFayetteville, Ark.
Jacob JonesTaborSr.OFWichita, Kan.
Billy JohnsonYorkSr.OFOakland, Calif.
Jordan Harris (U)TaborSo.DHTulsa, Okla.
Ryan Baca (U)FriendsSr.PitcherLoveland, Colo.
Matthew GreenMcPhersonSo.PitcherTorrance, Calif.
Zack Johnson (U)Oklahoma WesleyanSr.PitcherKirkwood, Wash.
Carlos AldanaOklahoma WesleyanSr.PitcherPortogues, Venezuela
Tyler ShumpertOklahoma WesleyanJr.Relief PitcherOak Ridge, Texas
     
Second Team    
NameSchoolYearPositionHometown
Lincoln RiveraKansas WesleyanSr.CatcherSpringville, Utah
Alex LugoOklahoma WesleyanSr.CatcherChicago, Ill.
Lane FlemingMcPhersonSo.1BCouncil Grove, Kan.
Mark SegatKansas WesleyanSr.2BGlendora, Calif.
Joseph Hernandez-EtoKansas WesleyanSr.3BMesa, Ariz.
Onix MartinezOttawaSr.SSArecibo, Puerto Rico
Joel QuinonesBethanySr.UtilityLoiza, Puerto Rico
Timmion HughesYorkSr.OFVallejo, Calif.
Miguel ReyesSterlingSr.OFBrookly, N.Y.
Alexis CruzOttawaSr.OFHumacao, Puerto Rico
Jordan WilkersonSaint MarySo.OFWoodbury, Minn.
Javoni ThomasSterlingSo.DHBrookly, N.Y.
Jordan HarrisTaborJr.PitcherTulsa, Okla.
Blake RandazzoOklahoma WesleyanJr.PitcherFederal Way, Wash.
Colton TisonSterlingFr.PitcherSt. Petersburg, Fla.
Yoberth MarchanBethanyJr.PitcherBarquisimeto, Venezuela
Miceal TaylorSterlingSr.Relief PitcherSpokane, Wash.
     
Honorable Mention    
NameSchoolYearPositionHometown
Braxon ByfieldTaborSr.CatcherWichita, Kan.
Mike HayworthOttawaSr.CatcherStillwell, Kan.
Evan WillowMcPhersonJr.CatcherVictoria, B.C., Canada
Colton FlaxTaborSr.1BWichita, Kan.
Nick CarneyYorkSr.1BPleasanton, Calif.
Kyle JamesTaborJr.2BBakersfield, Calif.
Daniel Blanco-PerezBethanySr.2BCevittown, Puerto Rico
Jake SchimenzSterlingSr.2BBrown Deer, Wis.
Joel FriasTaborSr.3BSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
Joel QuinonesBethanySr.SSLoiza, Puerto Rico
Connor TowleYorkSo.DHKeller, Texas
Alejandro HernandezOklahoma WesleyanSr.OFMaracay, Venezuela
Dylan KlavaMcPhersonSr.OFDouglas, Wyo.
Jace Snodgrass (SO/Derby, Kan.)FriendsSo.OFDerby, Kan.
Haydon Mahe-LiessmannTaborSr.OFWheatland, Calif.
Ryan Kokora (JR/Boulder, Colo.)FriendsSr.PitcherBoulder, Colo.
Jerrott GraySterlingSr.PitcherTemecula, Calif.
Jagger HarjoTaborSr.PitcherMidwest City, Okla.
Brandon WescherKansas WesleyanSr.PitcherIrving, Ill.
Cole BoardmanOttawaJr.PitcherLittle Rock, Ark.
Ryan BensonSaint MaryJr.PitcherEl Paso, Texas
David MeadOttawaJr.PitcherLive Oak, Texas
Sean Cruz (JR/Tasi Yona-Guam)FriendsJr.Relief PitcherTasi Yona, Guam
Skyler CohnTaborJr.Relief PitcherMesa, Ariz.
Lizandro CruzOklahoma WesleyanJr.Relief PitcherNew York, N.Y.
     
Gold Glove Team    
NameSchoolYearPositionHometown
John GardnerFriendsJr.CatcherDouglass, Kan.
Zach JohnsonOklahoma WesleyanSr.PitcherKirkwood, Wash.
Lamar SmithYorkSr.RFRodeo, Calif.
Timmion HughesYorkSr.LFVallejo, Calif.
Billy JohnsonYorkSr.CFOakland, Calif.
Rodolfo OletaOklahoma WesleyanJr.SSPuerto La Cruz, Venezuela
Joseph Hernandez-EtoKansas WesleyanSr.3BMesa, Ariz.
Augie IsaacsonFriendsSo.2BNew Prague, Minn.
Hunter HenryOklahoma WesleyanJr.1BKent, Wash.
 

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