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Washington Baseball Grabs Two First Team All-Conference Spots

Posted: Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 8:30 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

The Washington Demon Baseball team had four players make the all-conference list.

On first team all-conference for infield was Walker Breard, and for utility it was Elijah Wood. Breard had a .340 average in the conference with a home run, eight RBI’s, a triple and six doubles, he also only had one error at first base, while having 103 put outs. Wood was chosen for the excellent pitching numbers, despite having a 1-2 record, in 31 2/3 innings he had a 1.55 ERA with 33 strikeouts and opponents hit .244 off of him, Wood also posted a .320 average in conference games with nine RBI’s.

On second team was Kyle Roder, who had a perfect fielding percentage on the year, while hitting .261 in the conference with three RBI’s.

Head coach Nathan Miller talked about Roder and how he continues a long line of top centerfielders for Washington.

“[He was a very] effective outfielder, and that is why he was chosen for a second team all-conference pick and rightfully so, he has really worked hard and has continued the, we’re kind of known in the conference for having the best centerfielder, or one of the best centerfielders in the league every year,” Miller said.

Honorable mention for Washington was Tanner Knupp, who hit .260 in the conference with three RBI’s and went 10-11 in stolen bases.

Washington will bring back all but Roder next year as seniors.