At the 2014 EHS Baseball Awards banquet, Head Coach Jarrod Mays thanked the players, their parents and the administration.
We were 10-14 on the season at the Varsity Level, and we were 9-5-1 on the season at the JV level. The boys worked extremely hard to try to turn the program around, our approach is better, our effort is better and our attitude is better, we just need to solidify our execution going forward. I believe in this group of kids and believe they will be extremely successful in the years to come.
Athletes to recognize:
Freshmen: Colten Good, Dayton Austin, Ethan Dubois, Nate Marsh and Riley Boyd
Sophomores: Jacob Holder and Spencer Young
Juniors: Hesston Stark, Kason Schwalm, Colten Hedrick, Drew Carpenter, Ian Allison, Kody Lilly and Logan Perrodin
Seniors: James Dubois, Tanner Widener and Robert Keith
Areas of Team Improvement from 2013 to 2014
•Wins-6 more wins at the Varsity level, and 5 more wins at the JV level
•Hits-we had 64 more hits as a team this year, 50 more singles, 10 more doubles, 2 more triples, and 2 more home runs.
•RBI’s- 39 more runs batted in
•Runs scored- 37 more runs scored
•12 more Hit by Pitches
•22 more walks
•36 points higher Batting Average
•15 points higher on base percentage
•51 points higher slugging percentage
•Less hits as a pitching staff
•65 more strikeouts as a pitching staff
•2.71 fewer earned runs per game
Highest Batting Average– Goes to a kid who had 27 hits in 76 at bats, 3 doubles, 15 runs scored, 8 runs batted in, 9 walks, and only 2 strikeouts in 87 plate appearances. This year’s award goes to Sophomore Spencer Young.
Lowest Earned Run Average-Goes to a kid who pitched 42 2/3 innings, 4 win, 2 losses, 1 save, gave up 35 hits, 42 runs, 19 earned runs, 35 walks, 74 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.11. This year’s award goes to Sophomore Spencer Young.
Highest Fielding Percentage-Goes to a kid who started all 24 games, had 207 total chances, 20 assists, 180 put outs and only 7 errors, with a fielding percentage of .966. This year’s award goes to Senior Robert Keith.
Highest On Base Percentage-Goes to a kid who started all 24 games, led the team in plate appearances with 92, led the team with 2 triples, lead team with 21 runs scored, led the team with 20 walks. He was on base 45 times in 92 chances, with an On Base % of .489. This year’s award goes to Junior Kason Schwalm.
Most Improved Player-This is for a player whose improvement from last year to this year is the most discernable. It goes to a player who didn’t play at all at the Varsity level last year, he played in all 24 games this year, hit .297 on the year, 2nd on team On Base % at .464, and led the team in Hit By Pitches with 12. This year’s award goes to Sophomore Jacob Holder.
Dirt Bag Award-This is an award from Coach Waters and I, it’s an award for the kid who exemplifies everything we want to see in a ball player’s effort, mentality, enthusiasm, someone not afraid to get dirty and sacrifice his body, willingness to help and encourage teammates and respect for his coaches. He also led the team with 8 doubles, 23 rbi’s and slugging % at .514. This year’s award goes to Junior James Dubois.
Most Valuable Player-Goes to a kid who has the ability to excel at multiple positions on the field defensively, and who was a major factor in the 10 wins we achieved as a team this year. This player led in Batting Average, Hits, Earned Run Average and Wins as a pitcher. This year’s award goes to Sophomore Spencer Young.
All District Selections-We had four players selected to the Class 3 District 12 All-District Team.
1st Team-Spencer Young (Pitcher)
1st Team-James Dubois (Utility)
2nd Team-Kason Schwalm (Outfielder)
Honorable Mention-Jacob Holder (Infielder)
JV Baseball Awards
Highest Batting Average-This goes to a kid who had 9 hits in 24 At Bats for a .375 Batting Average. This year’s award goes to Logan Perrodin.
Lowest Earned Run Average-This goes to a kid who pitched 18 2/3 innings, allowed 15 hits, struck out 24 batters, gave up 7 earned runs, for an ERA of 2.63. This year’s award goes to Drew Carpenter.
Highest Fielding Percentage-This goes to a kid who had 100 Total Chances with 12 Assists, and 84 Put Outs, and only 4 errors. This year’s award goes to Ethan Dubois.
Highest On-Base Percentage-This goes to a kid who had 33 Plate Appearances, 4 walks, 5 hit by pitches, and had 9 hits for an On-Base Percentage of .545. This year’s award goes to Logan Perrodin.
ALL DISTRICT PLAYERS – Four Bulldog players were named to the Class 3 District 12 All District squad. They are (from left) Kason Schwalm (2nd team outfielder), Spencer Young (1st team pitcher), James Dubois (1st team utility) and Jacod Holder (honorable mention infielder.)
VARSITY BASEBALL AWARD WINNERS – (from left) Junior Kason Schwalm won the award for highest on base percentage. James Dubois won the dirt bag award. Robert Keith won the defensive award with his highest fielding percentage. Spencer Young won three plaques – most valuable player, highest batting average and lowest earned run average. Jacob Holder won the most improved player award.
JV BASEBALL AWARD WINNERS – Ethan Dubois (left) got the JV baseball award for the highest fielding percentage. Logan Perrodin (right) got the JV baseball awards for the highest batting average and for the highest on-base percentage.