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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Coach Frame’s crew dominated the 2017 Baseball All-Conference honors as nine different Foresters earned some sort of All-Conference badge as announced by the Crossroads League earlier this morning.

Of the four starting pitchers named All-Conference, HU landed three of those spots in senior Tanner Wyse, sophomore DJ Moore and freshman Mason Shinabery.

Wyse has accumulated six wins this season against two losses. In his 54.1 innings on the mound, he has limited opponents to a .246 batting average, the 7th lowest in the league, and 57 hits, 26 runs and 16 walks while striking out 62. He ranks 4th in earned runs allowed at 22, 6th in conference play with his 3.28 ERA and 3rd in batters struck out per 9 at 9.25.

Moore leads the league in wins with eight and has given up 53 hits, 26 runs, and 16 walks while striking out 48 in his 59.1 innings pitched. He claims a 3.03 ERA and is holding opponents to a .228 batting average to rank 3rd and 4th in the league respectively. He also ranks 5th among his conference peers in hits allowed per game (8.04) and 3rd in earned runs allowed (20). 

Shinabery (5-2) has spent 56 innings in the circle and claims the league’s least amount of runs scored (16) as well as hits allowed (46). He also boasts the 2nd lowest ERA (2.25) in the conference and has given up the 2nd fewest earned runs (14) while earning the 3rd spot in opponent batting average (.225).

The Foresters also landed three position players on the All-Conference Team.

For the second straight year, senior Dalton Combs claimed a spot on the team as an outfielder. As one of the most dangerous hitters in the league, he is batting a team-leading .409 to rank 2nd in the league.

Combs sits atop the conference in slugging percentage (.677) and on base percentage (.517) and is among the top three in five other categories including 2nd in runs scored per game (1.11), 2nd in hits per game (1.52), 2nd in total bases per game (2.52), 3rd in on base percentage (.486) and 3rd in doubles per game (.41). Combs has amassed a team-best 67 hits so far this season which includes 27 for extra bases, a team-high 49 runs and 37 RBI.

After earning Honor Mention accolades last year, senior Shea Beauchamp was named the All-Conference first baseman this season. The heavy hitter has logged 49 hits, which includes seven doubles and 14 dingers, and a team-best 58 RBI. He is sitting atop the league in runs batted in per game (1.32) and home runs per game (.32) and ranks 5th in the league in total bases per game (2.23) and 6th in slugging percentage (.620).

Junior Adam Roser also earned All-Conference honors as the league’s top shortstop. To date he claims a .342 batting average and has collected 54 hits, 13 for extra bases, and 33 RBI. He’s drawn a team-best 31 walks and carries a .448 on base percentage. Defensively, Roser turned 24 double plays and has committed 12 errors at the shortstop position for a .927 fielding percentage.

A trio of Huntington seniors were also honored by the Crossroads League as members of the Gold Glove and Honorable Mention teams.

Mike Crowley, a three-time conference honoree, is currently hitting .346 and has tallied 46 hits on the year which includes ten doubles and seven homers while driving in 33 runs. He carries a .579 slugging percentage and has racked up 77 total bases. He has committed five errors on the year for a .983 fielding percentage. The first sacker has tallied 286 chances and 263 putouts to rank 3rd among his league peers in chances per game (6.98) and putouts per game (6.42).

As Huntington’s second baseman, Dylan Henricks has turned 25 double plays and registers a .953 fielding percentage to date. He has racked up 92 assists which ranks him 7th in the league in assists per game at 2.36. He is currently carrying a .325 batting average while slugging out 39 hits, 12 for extra bases. He has scored 34 runs and driven in 33 more.

Andy Roser has saved his best for last. The third baseman has collected 40 hits, including 15 doubles, two triples and two homers, and 37 RBI. His name appears is in the top ten in the league in five different offensive categories which includes being ranked 2nd in doubles per game (.43), 5th in batting average (.385), 5th in slugging percentage (.625), 5th in runs batted in per game (1.06) and 6th in triples per game (.06). Defensively, he’s committed just three errors at the hot spot for a fielding percentage of .946.  

Rounding out the awards was Coach Mike Frame earning Coach of the Year honors as voted on by his peers. To date, Frame has posted 803 victories against 664 losses. Along the way, he has guided the Foresters to eight regular season conference championships and eight tournament conference championships. His teams have earned three bids to the NAIA World Series. He has coached 12 NAIA All-Americans and five of his players have gone on to play professionally.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 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.