May 6, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Four members of the John A. Logan College baseball team have been recognized by the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24 for their play this spring.

Sophomore Joey Marciano (7-3) was named GRAC “Pitcher of the Year” after winning “Freshman of the Year” honors last year. The Chicago native sports a 2.79 earned-run average and has struck out 88 men in 65 innings.

Also named All-GRAC were sophomore centerfielder Kyle Schneider (.390 batting average with 62 hits in 159 at bats, including 10 doubles, 33 runs scored and 16 stolen bases) and freshman leftfielder Tyler Horchem (.315 with a team-high 29 runs batted in).

Freshman rightfielder Jeff Hahs was picked for the league’s inaugural “Gold Glove Team” for his exemplary work on defense. He recorded a stunning 10 assists and only one error in 36 games. Hahs wasn’t exactly a dud offensively either, hitting .385 with 13 doubles.

Marciano and Schneider were also picked to the All-Region 24 Team.

JALC head coach Jerry Halstead, now in his 32nd season with the Volunters, was named the league’s “Coach of the Year” by his peers.

 

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