Four Vikings Earn All-Conference Baseball HonorsPosted May 5, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (May 5, 2014)- Four members of the Missouri Valley College baseball team have been recognized for their play during the 2014 season by being named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference all-conference team.
Two Vikings were named second team all-conference, including Senior Center Fielder Bobby Warchuck (Wichita, Kan.) and Junior Catcher Anthony Corona (Lee's Summit, Mo.) Warchuck, a 2013 honorable mention selection, led the Vikings with a .47 batting average during the season. He also led the team in total bases (75) and runs (38) while leading the HAAC in total doubles (18). Corona, an honorable selection in 2013, batted .306 during the season with 34 total hits and was second on the team with 20 RBI's. Defensively, Corona finished with a .955 fielding percentage.
Sophomore First Baseman Zac Blakemore (Kansas City, Mo.) and Junior Infielder Josh Felz (Independence, Mo.) were each named to the honorable mention list. Blakemore finished with a .979 fielding percentage and a slugging percentage of .304. Felz ended the season leading the team in RBI's (27) and second on the team in total hits (27).
"All four players deserve the recognition they are receiving from around the conference," said Head Baseball Coach John McEachern. "Bobby and Anthony being named to the second team is a testament to how hard they worked leading up to the season and what type of leaders they were for the team this year."
The Vikings finished the season with a 10-33 record, qualifying for the HAAC Championship Series for the first time since 2010.
About Missouri Valley College
Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.