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Buccaneer Baseball Hands Out Post-Season Awards

June 3, 2013 at 8:46 am

Beloit, WI – Dave DeGeorge, who just finished his 23rd season as head coach, and the Beloit College Baseball team recognized their 2013 award winners recently after finishing up the season.

Grant Henricksen, a senior pitcher/first baseman/outfielder from Grayslake, Illinois (North) earned team Most Valuable Player honors.  Henricksen led the Bucs in seven offensive categories, including batting average (.345), RBIs (29), triples (4) and home runs (2).  As the team’s closer, he recorded four saves in 12 appearances with a 3.64 ERA over 29.2 innings.

Will Mack, a senior outfielder from Crystal Lake, Illinois (Prairie Ridge) earned the team’s Work Horse Award.  Mack hit .279 with 17 RBIs and a home run.  He was second on the team in both RBIs and runs scored (18).

Danny Corral, a sophomore catcher from Chicago (Jones College Prep) was named the team’s Most Improved Player.  Corral hit .250 in 22 games, with five RBIs while scoring four runs while making just four errors in 89 chances behind the plate.

Ethan Blumenthal, a junior outfielder from Chicago (Jones College Prep) earned the team’s Academic Award, sporting a 3.85 GPA as a Media Studies major.  Blumenthal hit .247 in 28 games with nine RBIs and 14 runs scored.  He also stole eight bases, second on the team.

Sean Little, a junior third baseman from Lombard, Illinois (Glenbard East), was named the Team Player of the Year, Mr. Clutch and the Defensive Player of the Year.  Little hit .248 while being the only player to start all 32 games.  He had 14 RBIs while scoring 15 runs.  Defensively he had six errors in 76 chances.

The Buccaneers finished the 2013 season 11-21 overall, including a 7-9 mark in Midwest Conference play.