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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Crossroads League has announced it baseball postseason awards for the 2016 spring season and among the list of All-League honorees is Huntington University junior Dalton Combs.

The Monroe native (Adams Central HS) landed a spot as an All-Conference outfielder. Combs, one of the most dangerous hitters in the league, is hitting .361 to rank him 4th among his conference peers and is among the top five in four other categories including 2nd in doubles (16), 3rd in total bases (84), 4th in slugging percentage (.571) and 5th in on base percentage (.438).

So far this season, Combs has accumulated 53 hits which includes 21 for extra bases, 33 runs and 29 RBI. He was also honored on the Gold Glove Team for his defense in right field. He has committed just two errors in 46 games for a fielding percentage of .978.

Three other Foresters were named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team.

Senior Brock Gower (Huntington, Ind., Huntington North HS) received the honor as one of the top outfielder’s in the league. He currently boasts a .378 batting average and has hammered out 37 hits which includes five doubles and two dingers to go along with 20 RBI.

Sophomore Jamar Weaver also landed a spot on the Honorable Mention Team as HU’s second baseman. The Shipshewana native (Westview HS), along with Combs, has collected a team-leading 53 hits. He has racked up 67 total bases and ten RBI and leads the league in plate appearances per game with 3.61.

Rounding out the Foresters who received Honorable Mention accolades is junior Shea Beauchamp. The first baseman is a double threat, both at the plate and in the field.

To date, Beauchamp (Wabash, Ind., Wabash HS) ranks 4th in the league in hits per game (1.18) and total bases per game (1.80). He has recorded 46 hits, which includes nine doubles and five four-baggers, and 26 RBI. He carries a .343 batting average and .522 slugging percentage.

Defensively, the first sacker has tallied 259 chances and 230 putouts to rank 3rd among his league peers in chances per game (6.64) and putouts per game (5.90). He has committed just two errors in 39 outings for a fielding percentage of .992 and for his efforts was recognized as a member of the Gold Glove Team. 

Freshman Adam Roser also earned a spot on the Gold Glove Team for his defensive prowess. The Northfield High School product (Roann native) boasts a .931 fielding percentage as the league’s top third baseman having committed just seven miscues on the year.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.