On Thursday, the KIAC announced it's 2014 All-Conference Awards. Among the award winners were 14 Bearcats. The Bearcats saw five players named first team All-Conference, four players named second team All-Conference, two Gold Glover winners, as well as, the Player, Pitcher and Coach of the Year.
The Bearcats on the second team included Outfielder Brady Reese (SO/Villa Hills, KY) (.301 with 28 RBI's and 11 stolen bases), Starting Pitchers Christian McHatton (JR/Henderson, KY) (7-1, 2.26 ERA in 51 2/3 IP) and Zach Sciaccotta (JR/Elmwood Park, IL) (4-4, 3.50 ERA in 43 2/3 IP) and Relief Pitcher Michael McIntosh (JR/Evansville, IN) (1-2, 1.61 ERA, 11 saves in 22 1/3 IP).
Among the first team All-Conference winners were Catcher Hank Stewart (SR/Cartersville, GA) (.434 with 12 HR's and 70 RBI's), Outfielder Daniel Lokesak (JR/Florence, KY) (.369 with 23 RBI's and 24 stolen bases), Utility Infielder Alex Hegge (SR/Bellevue, KY) (.357 with 3 HR's, 33 RBI's and 12 Stolen Bases), Designated Hitter Christian McHatton (.361 with 4 HR's and 56 RBI's) and Starting Pitcher Andrew Shoulders (SR/Boonville, IN) (11-2, 2.50 ERA in 68 1/3 IP)
Senior Pitcher Andrew Shoulders was named KIAC Pitcher of the Year with his 11-2 season. Shoulders 11 wins set a new single season record while posting a 2.50 ERA with four complete games and one shutout in 68 1/3 Innings Pitched. Shoulders held opponents to a .269 Batting Average while striking out 39 batters on the year. Shoulders eleven wins also ranks first in the country.
Senior Catcher Hank Stewart was named KIAC Player of the Year. Stewart hit .434 with 15 Doubles, 12 Homeruns and a new single season record 70 RBI's. Stewart currently ranks first in the country in RBI's and Slugging Percentage (.800) and second in homeruns.
Head Coach Aaron Biddle was named KIAC Coach of the Year. The Bearcats finished the regular season with a new single season record of 35 wins, 12 wins more than the 2013 season. The Bearcats finished KIAC play at 14-6, two games behind Point Park. The Bearcats also made it up to #32 in the country this year, which is the highest ranking in school history.
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