Thursday, May 11, 2017

MSSU's Max Hogan named MIAA Baseball Player of the Year

(From MSSU Lions Athletic News)

Missouri Southern senior third basemen Max Hogan was named the MIAA Player of the Year today as seven Lions earned All-MIAA recognition today when the MIAA announced the All-MIAA team prior to the start of the 2017 MIAA Baseball Tournament.

Hogan leads the MIAA in five different offensive categories, including walks, on base percentage, slugging and total bases. Hogan ranks second in RBIs, third in home runs and third in doubles. Nationally, Hogan is second in walks, eighth in on base percentage and 20th in slugging. Hogan is hitting .393 this year with 13 home runs, 18 doubles nad 55 RBIs, while going 14-17 in stolen bases.

Hogan was a first-team selection, along with fellow senior Tyler Sutherland. Sutherland this year is second in the MIAA in runs scored with 57 and leads the league in sacrifice flies. Sutherland is hitting .360 this year with 10 home runs, 14 doubles and 44 RBIs.

Catcher Dave Prost and first baseman Joe Paulino were both third-team selections. This year Prost is second in the MIAA in home runs with 14 and seventh in RBIs with 49. Paulino is hitting .382 with five home runs and 18 RBIs, while carrying a .995 fielding percentage.

Alec Alvarez, Danny Biggs and Brett Graham were all named honorable mention All-MIAA picks in the league. Alvarez hit .313 with 12 doubles and 24 RBIs, while Biggs hit .348 with 26 RBIs and nine stolen bases. Graham hit .337 with eight home runs and 48 RBIs.

In a new addition to the All-MIAA team, the league has added a Gold Glove team and Sutherland was named to that team as a representative in the outfield. He finished the year with a .987 fielding percentage and seven outfield assists.

The complete All-MIAA list is listed below.

Player of the Year: Max Hogan, Sr., 3B, Missouri Southern
Pitcher of the Year: Anthony Caeneppel, Sr., SP, Northwest Missouri
Co-Freshman of the Year: Dusty Stroup, SS, Missouri Western & Andrew Meier, P/OF, Southwest Baptist
Coach of the Year: Bob Fornelli, Emporia State

First Team All-MIAA
Pitcher: Anthony Caenepeel, Sr., Northwest Missouri
Pitcher: Richard Peoples, Sr., Missouri Western
Pitcher: Zach Girrens, Jr., Central Missouri
Relief Pitcher: Connor Law, Sr., Lindenwood
Catcher: Hunter Hisky, So., Southwest Baptist
First Base: Collin Nevil, Jr., Central Missouri
Second Base: Ryan McBroom, Sr., Emporia State
Shortstop: Levi Ashmore, Sr., Emporia State
Third Base: Max Hogan, Sr., Missouri Southern
Outfield: Justin Graff-Rowe, Jr., Central Missouri^
Outfield: Tyler Sutherland, Sr., Missouri Southern^
Outfield: Wes Degener, Jr., Lindenwood^$
Outfield: Nick Gawley, Sr., Missouri Western^
Designated Hitter: Dallas Schramm, Jr., Nebraska-Kearney
Utility: Travis Stroup, Sr., Central Missouri
^=Four outfielders due to tie in the voting
$=Repeat first team selection

Second Team All-MIAA
Pitcher: Seth Holman, Jr., Emporia State
Pitcher: Steven D'Amico, Sr., Central Missouri
Pitcher: Brendan Feldmann, Sr., Lindenwood
Relief Pitcher: Gibson Russ, Sr., Central Oklahoma
Catcher: Mason Brown, Jr., Emporia State
First Base: Kaden Shaffer, Jr., Emporia State
Second Base: David Glaude, Sr., Missouri Western
Shortstop: Jackson Schnurbusch, Sr., Central Missouri
Third Base: Alex White, Sr., Emporia State
Outfield: Andrew Vogelbaugh, Jr., Pittsburg State
Outfield: Mack Gowing, Jr., Emporia State
Outfield: Andrew Meier, Fr., Southwest Baptist
Designated Hitter: Erik Webb, Fr., Central Missouri
Utility: Ty Redington, Sr., Fort Hays State

Third Team All-MIAA
Pitcher: Tanner Cairns, So., Emporia State
Pitcher: Holden Capps, Sr., Central Oklahoma
Pitcher: Nate Hunter, Jr., Missouri Western
Relief Pitcher: Nikko Pablo, Sr., Northwest Missouri
Catcher: Dave Prost, Jr., Missouri Southern
First Base: Joe Paulino, Sr., Missouri Southern
Second Base: Dallas Reed, Jr., Pittsburg State
Shortstop: Riley Krane, Sr., Washburn
Third Base: Caleb Sneed, Jr., Southwest Baptist
Outfield: Travis Able, Jr., Central Missouri*
Outfield: Hunter Clanin, Jr., Pittsburg State*
Outfield: Jake Dyer, Jr., Central Oklahoma*
Outfield: Jordan Payne, Jr., Northeastern State*
Designated Hitter: Chance Wolfe, Sr., Southwest Baptist
Utility: Drew Quinones, Jr., Lindenwood
*= Four outfielders due to tie in the voting

Gold Glove Team
Catcher: Hunter Hisky, So., Southwest Baptist#
Catcher: Mason Brown, Jr., Emporia State#
First Base: Kaden Shaffer, Jr., Emporia State
Second Base: David Glaude, Sr., Missouri Western
Shortstop: Jackson Schnurbusch, Sr., Central Missouri
Third Base: Alex White, Sr., Emporia State
Outfield: Travis Able, Jr., Central Missouri
Outfield: Tyler Sutherland, Sr., Missouri Southern
Outfield: Korey Floyd, Sr., Central Oklahoma
*= Two catchers due to tie in the voting

Honorable Mention
Pitcher: Andrew Eilers, Lindenwood; Kyle Hentis, Lindenwood; Blake Beckmann, Lindenwood; Dustin Agnew, Missouri Western; Zach Parish, Northeastern State; Hunter Neal, Northeastern State; Nolan Sturgeon, Northeastern State; Cody Whiting, Pittsburg State; Brian Womack, Southwest Baptist; Lance Barkley, Washburn.
Relief Pitcher: Tayler Ross, Central Missouri; Nathan Whitcomb, Emporia State; Jared Lloyd, Missouri Western; Ty Rowe, Pittsburg State; Cooper Gardner, Pittsburg State.
Catcher: John Fairchild, Central Missouri; Trevor Hughes, Fort Hays State; Logan Marston, Missouri Western; Chad Reibenspies, Northeastern State; T.J. Martin, Pittsburg State.
First Base: Bailey Zimmer, Missouri Western.
Second Base: Kyle Miskovsky, Central Oklahoma; Tyler Meuhling, Lindenwood; Alec Alvarez, Missouri Southern; Ozzie Adams, Northwest Missouri; Nelson Muniz, Southwest Baptist.
Shortstop: Justin Brown, Central Oklahoma; Richie Gorski, Missouri Southern; Dusty Stroup, Missouri Western; Butch Rea, Northeastern State; Colton Pogue, Pittsburg State; Sean Murley, Southwest Baptist.
Third Base: Dakota Morse, Northeastern State; Landon Figg, Northwest Missouri.
Outfield: BJ Dean, Emporia State; Wade Hanna, Emporia State; Kyle Teter, Lindenwood; Danny Biggs, Missouri Southern; Levi Schreiner, Missouri Western; Andrew Curry, Missouri Western; Garrett Fort, Northwest Missouri; Jovany Urbieta, Southweest Baptist; Clint Jack, Southwest Baptist; Darian Abram, Washburn.
Designated Hitter: Brett Graham, Missouri Southern; Ethan Schlesener, Pittsburg State.
Utility: Jeremy Alvarado, Missouri Western; Dakota Woods, Northeastern State; Luke Hassman, Northwest Missouri.

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