KCC pitcher Chad Mayle named NJCAA 1st Team All-American

Kellogg Community College  alumnus Chad Mayle, a right-handed pitcher for the Bruins baseball team for the past two years, has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association Division II 1st Team Baseball All-American.

In addition to the All-American designation, Mayle received the NJCAA Superior Academic Award and is this year’s Michigan Community College Athletic Association Player of the Year. He also made the MCCAA’s All-Region XII Team, All-MCCAA 1st Team and was named to the All-Tournament team while competing in the Region XII District championships in May.

For his 2013 season at KCC, Mayle posted an 8-1 record with a 0.94 ERA over 57.2 innings pitched, pitching two shutouts and four complete games and striking out 56. He ended the season second in the nation for ERA, 10th in the nation for shutouts and 20th in the nation for wins.

Mayle, who was named to the Academic All-District team during his years of play at H.H. Dow High School in Midland, Mich., also carried a 3.9 GPA at KCC while leading the Bruins to an MCCAA conference championship in 2013 – the team’s second conference championship in as many years.

“Chad is one of the most complete student-athletes I’ve ever had the privilege of coaching,” said Eric Laskovy, head baseball coach at KCC. “His exceptional performance in the classroom and on the field speaks for itself. I appreciated his competitive drive and tremendous character. He is an all-time great Bruin.”

Mayle completed 58 credit hours over four semesters at KCC while receiving an Associate of Science degree and was named KCC’s Outstanding Male Scholar Athlete 2013 – the college’s highest honor for a male student-athlete – during the college’s annual Awards Banquet this spring.

In addition to athletic and academic success, Mayle has a strong track record of community service, mentoring disadvantaged youth weekly at New Level Sports, volunteering at the KCC Foundation’s annual golf outing and working with Big Brothers Big Sisters and as part of KCC’s Bruins Give Back volunteer program.

A recipient of the KCC Foundation’s Lela M. Karcher Memorial Scholarship and a competitive transfer scholarship, Mayle will attend Western Michigan University and pitch for the Broncos next season as he continues his studies as a biomedical sciences major.

Mayle is among more than a half dozen members of the latest Bruins baseball team who have committed to play for four-year schools for the 2013-14 season so far. Seven will be playing for Division I schools.

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