The Mid-Central Conference (MCC) has announced its baseball awards for the 2005-06 season. Two Huntington University Foresters, sophomore Korey Grow and junior Andy Janzen, received All-Conference honors. Grow was one of four outfielders to be selected and Janzen was the top third baseman in the MCC. Spring Arbor pitcher Jesse Bachman was named the MCC Player of the Year and St. Francis head coach, Greg Roberts, was named Coach of the Year.
Janzen, Huntington’s third baseman, led the team in several offensive categories this season including batting average (.417), slugging percentage (.583), on base percentage (.482), hits (60), doubles (10), homeruns (4) and total bases (84). Grow, the Foresters’ leftfielder hit .340 for the season and led the team with six triples and 40 runs batted in.
Joining Grow and Janzen on the All-Conference Team are catchers Tad Litwiller (Taylor) and Josh Houk (Bethel), first baseman Ricky Pease (Taylor), second baseman Trent Mast (Taylor), shortstop Jake Ringenburg (Bethel), utility infielder Scott Edwards (Spring Arbor), outfielders Derek Malikian (Marian), Josh Widman (St. Francis), and Michael Bentley (Taylor), designated hitter Kyle Irish (Indiana Wesleyan), and pitchers Jesse Bachman (Spring Arbor), Brandon Moore (Indiana Wesleyan), Jason Moon (Marian), Tom Compian (Spring Arbor), and relief pitcher, Adam Gearhart (Indiana Wesleyan).