Conway, Ark. - With the conclusion of the 2016 Baseball season comes post-season awards. Central Baptist College was well represented after its record setting campaign going 45-16 on the year.
Along with the previous announcement that Joshua Buczek was awarded the UPI Hank Burbridge Award, Jalin Lawson was named NCCAA Player of the Year. Lawson finished the season batting .414 with a slugging pct. of .877. He finished the season with 23 home runs, second in Division l baseball. Jalin had 47 hits for extra bases and 65 RBIs.
Lawson was also named 1st Team All-American at second base. Austin Kuchinski, freshman, was named 1st Team All-American at catcher; Brian Moreno, sophomore, 1st Team All-American at pitcher and senior Seth McLemore was named 3rd Team All-American at third base.
Kuchinski was second behind Lawson with a batting average of .359 and a slugging pct. of .609. He had ten home runs with 57 RBIs as he handled a majority of the duties at catcher this season. Seth McLemore completed his senior season batting .341 with a slugging pct. of .558. He had 65 RBIs and 11 home runs. Brian Moreno finished the year with a 11-2 record. He pitched 95.1 innings with a 2.74 ERA to lead the Mustangs this year.
For a complete list of Baseball Awards check HERE
Darryl McPhate l Sports Information l Central Baptist College