Anderson’s Jarrett Named HCAC Baseball Most Valuable Player

GREENWOOD, IN – Anderson University’s Chris Jarrett (Hagerstown, Ind./H.S.) has been named the 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player in baseball. The senior outfielder helped guide the Ravens to the HCAC regular season championship and earn the right to host the HCAC tournament.

Jarrett hit .443 (43-for-97) in conference play and had 41 runs, 34 RBI, seven doubles, five triples, and nine home runs.  He had a .897 slugging percentage and a .496 on-base percentage during league play.

Overall in 2010, Jarrett ranks among the conference leaders in batting average (.441), hits (75), stolen bases (23), and slugging percentage (.882).  The senior led the HCAC in runs scored (62), RBI (63), triples (8), home runs (16), and total bases (150).

Franklin’s Nick Stoia (Camby, Ind./Decatur Central) has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. Stoia, an infielder for the Grizzlies, hit .374 (34-for-91) in conference play and had 29 runs, 26 RBI, seven doubles, two triples, and two home runs.

Stoia hit .335 (57-for-170) with 41 runs, 43 RBI, nine doubles, two triples, and three home runs overall in 2010.  He had a slugging percentage of .465 and an on-base percentage of .417 for the Grizzlies who finished the season 26-15 overall and 15-7 in conference play.

The HCAC has also awarded the 2010 Coach of the Year award to Anderson Head Coach Don Brandon. In his 38th season as the skipper for the Ravens, Brandon guided his team to the school’s third HCAC baseball championship with a 17-5 mark in conference action.  Coach Brandon also claimed the HCAC Coach of the Year award in 1999 and 2000.  He was also ICAC (Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference) Coach of the Year in 1989, 1993, and 1995.  Brandon ended his career at Anderson with 1,100 wins.

Jarrett and Stoia join 22 other players on the All-HCAC First Team. There are also 14 players on the All-HCAC Second Team. The All-HCAC Honorable Mention list includes 27 athletes.

Most Valuable Player: Chris Jarrett, Anderson University

Freshman of the Year: Nick Stoia, Franklin College

Coach of the Year: Don Brandon, Anderson University

 

All-HCAC First Team

Trey Forbes

Manchester

Jr.

C

Keenan Long

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

C

Ty Foster

Manchester

Jr.

1B

Brady Roundtree

Anderson

Jr.

2B

Brett Detty

Anderson

So.

SS

Tim Tepe

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

SS

Jeremy Hazen

Anderson

Sr.

3B

Alex Boone

Franklin

Jr.

3B

Chandler Kent

Rose-Hulman

Sr.

3B

Cody Young

Anderson

Sr.

OF

Kirk Jesse

Defiance

Sr.

OF

Paul Strack

Franklin

Sr.

OF

Will Pappano

Hanover

Sr.

OF

Chris Stemple

Rose-Hulman

Jr.

OF

Thomas Tolliver

Transylvania

Jr.

OF

John Smolinski

Manchester

Jr.

DH

Greg Vogt

Anderson

So.

P

Luke Mehringer

Franklin

Sr.

P

Cody Nees

Franklin

Jr.

P

Shawn Mattingly

Franklin

So.

P

Josh Atkinson

Manchester

Sr.

P

Korey Colyer

Transylvania

Sr.

P

All-HCAC Second Team

Casey Kahsen

Defiance

Sr.

C

Tim Pitro

Defiance

Sr.

1B

Ian Sanders

Franklin

Jr.

2B

Matt Flamm

Mount St. Joseph

Sr.

2B

Nick Broyles

Bluffton

So.

SS

Evan Rhea

Transylvania

Jr.

3B

Garrett Stone

Anderson

Jr.

OF

Kyle Niermann

Bluffton

Fr.

OF

Dave Tatham

Manchester

Jr.

OF

Trace Norton

Mount St. Joseph

Jr.

OF

Zach Muench

Transylvania

So.

DH

Aaron Vogel

Anderson

Sr.

P

Justin Scott

Manchester

Fr.

P

Bryce Murphy

Manchester

Fr.

P

 

Honorable Mention

Anderson: Drew Kidd (Fr., DH); Nate Clem (So., 1B); Seth Daniels (Jr., P); Michael Tucker (So., C)

Bluffton: Stephen Torres (Sr., C); Brennan Bauman (Sr., 1B); Kyle Trainer (So., 2B); Tyler Stephenson (So., 3B)

Defiance: Keith Wade (Sr., 3B); Alex Timofeev (Jr., 1B); Zach Stallkamp (So., OF)

Franklin: Brett Andrzejewski (Fr., P); Jarrett Johnson (So., OF); Jordan Smuts (Jr., 1B); Matt Zmich (Jr., OF); Jordon Klinedinst (So., C)

Hanover: Adam Miller (Sr., SS)

Manchester: Jay Sheets (Jr., 3B); Corey Marchant (Fr., SS); Brad Murphy (Fr., OF)

Mount St. Joseph: Mark Lakas (Sr., 1B); John Pasquale (Jr., OF); Ryan Rodriguez (Jr., OF)

Rose-Hulman: Nick Maloney (Sr., P); Michael Kovacs (Jr., OF)

Transylvania:  Pete Travisano (Fr., 2B); Drew Zuckerman (Jr., C)