Hannibal-LaGrange Athletic News
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Baseball - Thu, May. 10, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Five Trojans earned all-conference honors while junior Luke Davis was named to the American Midwest Conference Golf Glove Team.

Juniors Clint Hamilton and Ian Sikes were honored as First Team All-Conference members while juniors Travis Mundahl, Blake Zurliene and Davis were named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference team.

Hamilton finished the 2012 season with a .357 batting average while coming away with 28 runs and 24 RBI on 51 hits, 13 doubles and three homeruns.  Hamilton also boasted a .471 on base percentage.

Sikes was named as an all-conference member after posting a .317 batting average and finishing with 42 RBI on 46 hits, 10 doubles and nine homeruns.  Sikes was also recently honored as the Ivan Oliver Outstanding Athlete of the Year, an award given to the most outstanding athlete at Hannibal-LaGrange.

Mundahl earned a spot on the honorable mention team after hitting .313 while scoring 29 runs and batting in 13 runners.  Mundahl tied Sikes for second on the team in total hits (46) while coming away with four doubles and two homeruns.

Zurliene earned his way onto the all-conference team while pitching 20.2 innings in relief for the Trojans.  Opponents were only able to hit .241 against Zurliene while he compiled 20 strikeouts and a 1.74 earned run average.  He finished with a 2-3 record and earned two saves in 14 appearances.

Davis was also named to the honorable mention team as a pitcher for the Trojans.  He finished the season with a 5-3 record and a 4.41 earned run average in nine starts.  Davis also earned a gold glove for his superior defensive play.

The Trojans also named 19 players to the AMC All-Academic team.  Curtis Stout, Eric Bruening, Jimmy Kientzy, Zach Bedsworth, Billy Billings, Javier Medina, Travis Miller, Brendan Roberts, Derrick Shawn, Cody Spurgeon, Derek Allen, Brandon Bennett, Denys Delgado, Andrew Pollard, Stephen Schnieders, Davis, Hamilton, Mundahl, and Sikes were all honored by the conference for their academic achievements.  All 19 Trojans have earned at least an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to be named to the academic team.

Hannibal-LaGrange University is a Division I NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) institution and a member of the American Midwest Conference.

 
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