BPC Baseball SSAC Awards
Courtesy of BPC
Several Brewton-Parker College baseball student-athletes were recognized amongst the list of 2022 SSAC Baseball award winners at the conference last Tuesday.
The Barons recorded three All-SSAC selections, two Gold Glove recipients, one All-Freshman Team nod, 10 All-Academic Team honorees, and a Champions of Character Team representative.
Matt Collins earned a First-Team All-Conference nod as a long-standing option as the starting second baseman. So far this season, Collins has produced 55 hits, 41 RBIs, 34 runs, nine doubles, five triples, and five home runs while notching a .359 batting average. Defensively, Collins recorded 90 total chances and has produced 37 putouts as well as 42 assists while only making 11 errors for a .878 fielding percentage. Tony Rudolph and Ty Cook both earned Second- Team All-Conference honors after their stellar performances this season. In addition to the Second-Team nods, Rudolph also gathered All-Freshman Team honors while Cook received a spot on the Gold Glove Team. Rudolph was a constant starter this season and spent most of his time at the shortstop position. This season Rudolph crossed the dish 34 times while producing 38 hits, 19 RBIs, six doubles, two triples, and a pair of home runs for a .309 batting average. Defensively, he has totaled 142 chances and has produced 49 putouts while assisting 78. He has also taken part in 12 double plays.
As for Cook, he made 21 appearances on the mound for the Barons. He started 15 games and notched a 7-5 record from the bump. Cook tossed for five complete games on the season and has pitched for a total of 87.2 innings. For the season, Cook has tossed 117 strikeouts for an average of 12.01 per contest. He currently holds a 4.31 ERA. He also saw 18 total chances, recording 16 assists and two putouts for a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Alongside Cook, Taz Worrell also received a spot on the Gold Glove Team for his work as a centerfielder. While fielding, Worrell had 107 total chances and recorded a total of 100 putouts along with six assists while producing just one error for a .991 fielding percentage. Worrell was also recognized as a member of the conference’s Champions of Character Team.
Lastly, 10 studentathletes were listed as part of the Barnes & Noble College All-Academic Team. Zachary Wilson, Jackson Smith, Cuyler Morris, Chandler Koerner, Chase Howze, Matthew Hager, Davis Young, Brock Harrison, Dakota Connell, and Jacob Mantooth all earned the honor.