May 13, 2014

Manchester’s Trevor Kimm Named HCAC Baseball Most Valuable Player

GREENWOOD, IN – Manchester University's Trevor Kimm (Anderson, Ind./H.S.) has been named the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player in baseball.  The All-HCAC squad is selected by a vote of the ten conference head coaches. The junior shortstop guided the Spartans to a 26-17 overall record and a second straight HCAC regular season championship.

Kimm hit .383 (41-for-107) in conference play and had 28 runs, 30 RBI, seven doubles, five home runs and two stolen bases.  He had a .607 slugging percentage and a .459 on-base percentage during league contests. 

Overall in 2014, Kimm ranks among the conference leaders in batting average (.347), slugging percentage (.571), runs scored (43), hits (59), home runs (9), RBI (44), total bases (97) and walks (23).

Anderson's Nolan Schaefer (Marshall, Ill./H.S.) has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year. Schaefer, a senior pitcher for the Ravens, finished the HCAC season with a 6-0 record on the mound.  The senior posted an ERA of 2.65 and struck out 50 batters in 54.1 innings of work.  Anderson placed second in the HCAC standings with a 17-8 record.

Bluffton's Luke Hickey (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer) has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. Hickey, a second baseman for the Beavers, hit .429 (42-for-98) in conference play and had 25 runs, 19 RBI, and nine doubles.  Bluffton finished fifth in the league standings with a 13-12 mark in HCAC action.

The HCAC has also awarded the 2014 Coach of the Year award to Manchester Head Coach Rick Espeset. Espeset guided the Spartans to a 26-17 record and  a second-straight regular season crown.  It is the sixth HCAC Coach of the Year honor for Espeset at Manchester. 

Kimm, Schaefer, and Hickey  join 21 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 26 athletes.

 

Most Valuable Player: Trevor Kimm, Manchester University

Pitcher of the Year: Nolan Schaefer, Anderson University

Freshman of the Year: Luke Hickey, Bluffton University

Coach of the Year: Rick Espeset, Manchester University

All-HCAC First Team

Cole Heberling

Anderson

Junior

C

Tim Webb

Bluffton

Senior

C

Zack Hufferd

Anderson

Senior

1B

Matt Brooks

Hanover

Junior

1B

Tailur Szarenski

Manchester

Freshman

1B

Matt Newman

Hanover

Junior

2B

Kody Alayon

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

SS

Thomas Rea

Earlham

Sophomore

SS

Sean Knepper

Manchester

Sophomore

3B

Jake Craft

Anderson

Junior

OF

Ted Williams

Earlham

Senior

OF

Scott Windler

Franklin

Senior

OF

Jameson Brock

Franklin

Junior

OF

Kyle Norris

Manchester

Junior

OF

Trey Simpson

Transylvania

Sophomore

OF

Dan Maringer

Manchester

Senior

DH

Zach Lee

Earlham

Senior

P

Matt Brankle

Earlham

Junior

P

Chris Hoopingarner

Franklin

Senior

P

Chip Hockenbury

Hanover

Senior

P

Temujin Sery

Manchester

Senior

P

All-HCAC Second Team

Sam Liggett

Transylvania

Senior

C

Logan Hug

Manchester

Junior

2B

Caleb Kissel

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

2B

Mitch Frey

Franklin

Junior

SS

Andrew Eiler

Anderson

Junior

3B

Nick Edwards

Transylvania

Junior

3B

David Ianiro

Bluffton

Senior

OF

Christian Vail

Bluffton

Senior

OF

Ronald Cotton

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

OF

Hank Akard

Rose-Hulman

Senior

OF

Darin Waterman

Defiance

Senior

DH

Nick Nunez

Anderson

Junior

P

Dylan Padgett

Manchester

Senior

P

Collin Shaw

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

P

 

Honorable Mention

Anderson: Jeremy Shelmadine (Jr., OF)

Bluffton: Ben Roeschley (Sr., P), Jake Townley (Jr., 1B)

Defiance: Ryan Kohlhofer (So, 2B), Ben Weber (So., OF)

Earlham: T.J. Plummer (Sr., P), Ryan McCray (Sr., C), Nate Hube (Sr., P), Ryan Hayes (Sr., DH)

Franklin: Taylor Glaze (Sr., P), Hayden Cleveland (So., P), Seth Powers (Jr., P), Tyler Ison (Jr., C)

Hanover: Mitch Hunnicutt (Sr., P), Andrew Roby (Sr., P), Zach Shultz (Sr., IF)

Manchester: Josh Copp (Sr., P)

Mount St. Joseph: Taylor Alley (So., C), Nick Browning (Fr., OF), Michael Leytze (Jr., OF), Rob Shaw (Sr., 1B)

Rose-Hulman: Zach Trusk (Fr., C), Josh Hoeing (Jr., OF)

Transylvania: Kameron Mason (Sr., 1B), Zach Riney (Sr., IF), Hunter Jones (So., OF)

All-HCAC Sportsmanship Team

Blake Hall

Anderson

Senior

P

Jeff Roth

Bluffton

Junior

IF

Ian Burkhart

Defiance

Junior

C

Alex Arovits

Earlham

Senior

IF

Rickey DuBois

Franklin

Senior

DH

Gino Chumas

Hanover

Freshman

Util.

Ryne Lehrman

Manchester

Senior

OF

Brandon Polking

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

P

Kevin Farley

Rose-Hulman

Senior

P

Ben Pelham

Transylvania

Senior

C