May 9, 2009

WNC Players, Coach Earn Awards

Wildcats Garner Baseball Honors

Western Nevada College's baseball team took home the lion's share of honors Saturday when the NJCAA Region 18 announced its 2009 awards. WNC placed six players on the All-Region 18 First Team and three players on the All-Region 18 Second Team. The region also honored WNC's Kramer Champlin as Pitcher of the Year, and Head Coach DJ Whittemore was named Coach of the Year.

WNC members of the All-Region 18 First Team include:
- Brian Barnett - Left Field
- Travis Feiner - Third Base
- Jordan Lewis - Pitcher
- Kramer Champlin - Relief Pitcher
- Lance Ray - Right Field
- Daniel Zylstra - Shortstop

WNC members of the All-Region 18 Second Team include:
- Josh Moody - Pitcher
- Jerome Pena - Designated Hitter
- Mike Stiles - Second Base

WNC finished Scenic West Athletic Conference play in first place, and captured the NJCAA Region 18 title Saturday at John L. Harvey Field. WNC will host a four-team district tournament Thursday-Saturday, May 14-16, against the champions from Region 1 and Region 19, as well as College of Southern Idaho from Region 18. The winner of that tournament will compete in the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., May 23-30.

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