SEARCY (HardingSports.com) – Harding University senior Matt Calhoun recently was named the Mike Schmidt Player of the Year for the Prospect League, a summer wood-bat league with teams located in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Calhoun, a native of Searcy, Ark., played in 49 games for the Slippery Rock (Pa.) Sliders. He hit .358 with seven home runs and 58 RBI. He scored 28 runs and had 18 extra-base hits. Calhoun was second in the league in batting average, fifth in hits (62), and third in home runs.
Calhoun also was named to the Prospect League Year-end All-Star Team at first base.
In his three-year Harding career, Calhoun has a .276 batting average with 10 home runs and 72 RBI in 129 games. He is the Bisons' career leader in fielding percentage (.990).