This marks the first time in Head Coach Aaron Biddle's tenure that the Bearcats have had players named to the watch list. "This is a great honor to both our baseball program and to Christian and Alex as individuals to be named as players to watch," Biddle said. "These guys will be an integral part of our team this spring."
As a sophomore, last year, Hegge led the team in batting average (.375), hits (69), runs (45), RBI's (42) and total bases (89), while being named a KIAC 1st Team All-Conference Outfielder. This season Hegge makes the move back to his natural position of First Base.
In McHatton's freshman season, last year, he hit .366 while leading the team in doubles (13), OB% (.510) and Slugg% (.447). Christian was also named KIAC 1st Team All-Conference 1st Baseman, as well as, KIAC Freshman of the Year. Christian will also be making the move back to his natural position at third base this spring.
The Bearcats will open their spring season on February 15th at The University of the Cumberlands.