8 KCC baseball players receive postseason MCCAA honors

KCC's 2013 baseball team.

KCC’s 2013 baseball team.

Eight Kellogg Community College baseball players and the team’s head coach have been recognized with postseason honors by the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

The honors include an MCCAA Player of the Year designation for sophomore pitcher Chad Mayle (Midland/Herbert Henry Dow High School) and the fifth MCCAA Coach of the Year designation for head coach Eric Laskovy in seven years.

Mayle and sophomore outfielder Kody Carson (Battle Creek/Harper Creek High School) each were named to the All-Region XII Team, All-MCCAA 1st Team and Region XII All-Tournament Team.

Other KCC awards include:

  • Sophomore infielder Trent Pell (Eaton Rapids/Eaton Rapids High School), All-MCCAA 1st Team
  • Sophomore outfielder Derek Yoder (Nappanee, Ind./ Northwood High School), All-MCCAA 2nd Team
  • Sophomore catcher Drew Carlile (Fort Collins, Colo./Poudre High School), All-MCCAA 3rd Team
  • Sophomore infielder/outfielder Larsen Cronkright (Midland/Bullock Creek High School), All-MCCAA 3rd Team
  • Sophomore pitcher/infielder Travis Moore (Hastings/Lakeview High School), All-MCCAA Honorable Mention
  • Freshman pitcher/utility player Keith Phillips (Holland/Hamilton High School), All-MCCAA Honorable Mention, MCCAA All-Freshman Team

The Bruins won their fourth conference championship in the past six years and finished third in the region this season.

Mayle, Pell and Carlile are among six members of the team who have committed to play for Division I schools for the 2013-14 season so far, with Mayle heading to Western Michigan University, Pell heading to Oakland University and Carlile set to play for Bradley University. Laskovy said five or six more players will be deciding their plans in the next few weeks.

“I’m extremely proud of the effort these guys gave us in the classroom, on the field and in the community,” Laskovy said. “Their accomplishments are a testament to their character and work ethic. All of our sophomores are transferring to four-year schools while 11 or 12 are moving on as student-athletes. They will represent KCC very well at the next level.”

For more information about the baseball program at Kellogg Community College, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/baseball/index.html or contact Coach Laskovy at 269-965-3931 ext. 2536 or laskovye@kellogg.edu.

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