Lima, OH – Four members of the Barons Baseball team earned all conference honors by the Ohio Regional Campus Conference, as three were awarded 1st team honors and one was awarded 2nd team honors.
Freshman Pitcher/Infielder Cory Echols was selected as the ORCC Most Valuable Player for the 2010 season. Echols led the Barons in many statistical categories both pitching and hitting. On the mound, Echols had a record of 8 wins & 3 losses, he pitched 66 innings, had 76 strikeouts and only 15 walks while sporting an ERA of 2.86. Echols also excelled for the Barons offensively as he led the team with 29 singles, and went on to have a batting average of .360 and an on base percentage of .474.
Sophomore Centerfielder Adam Hemker was selected to the ORCC 1st Team as one of the other top vote getters in the conference. Hemker led the Barons in nearly every offensive category for almost the entire season. Hemker was 2nd on the team in both the singles and doubles categories, but led the team in triples with 6, homeruns with 5, and total hits with 49. Hemker also led the Barons with a batting average of .430, a staggering slugging percentage of .754, 38 RBI, 35 runs scored, and he was hit by a team leading 7 pitches while also stealing 12 bases which was good for 2nd most on the team.
Freshman Second baseman Tyler Slonecker was selected to the ORCC 1st team. Slonecker started the season slowly, but really turned it on midway through the season, especially in conference play. Slonecker had a batting average of .362 with 20 of his 38 hits coming in the 12 ORCC contests. Slonecker’s on base percentage of .492 was the 2nd highest on the team, he was also near the top statistically with 31 runs scored, 12 stolen bases, and he too was hit by 7 pitches on the season.
Sophomore Outfielder/Catcher Alan Hankinson was selected to the ORCC 2nd team. Hankinson, much like Slonecker started the season slowly, but really turned it on once conference play heated up. Hankinson took over the leadoff spot in the Barons lineup, and caught fire at the plate versus ORCC foes. Hankinson had a batting average of .329 for the season, but of his 29 total hits, 19 of them came against ORCC foes giving him a batting average of .514 in ORCC play.