Collin Campbell & Trent Wooldridge make All-GAC Baseball 2nd Team
ENID, Okla. (HardingBison.com) - Four
Harding baseball players received honors Friday as the Great American
Conference released its postseason awards at a ceremony at David Allen
Memorial Ballpark, where the GAC Tournament begins
Harding senior first baseman Matt Calhoun was named to the 1st Team. Senior outfielder Trent
Wooldridge and sophomore starting pitcher Collin Campbell were named to the 2nd Team, and senior Logan
Holthaus earned honorable mention.
Calhoun, a native of
Searcy, Arkansas, was the first Harding player to earn 1st Team All-GAC
honors in the conference's three seasons. Calhoun led the Bisons in most
offensive categories including batting average
(.372), home runs (5), RBI (38), on-base percentage (.452) and slugging
A native of Paragould,
Arkansas, Wooldridge hit .331 with a .433 on-base percentage. Wooldridge
had a perfect 10-for-10 stretch late in the season that included a
GAC-record six hits in a game against Ouachita
Baptist. Wooldridge led the team with 41 runs scored and 27 walks.
Campbell, a native of
McCrory, Arkansas, was Harding's top stating pitcher. He had an 8-2
record and a 2.70 ERA. He won seven of his 10 conference starts, which
included three shutouts.
Holthaus hails from
Winona, Missouri, and had a 5-3 record and a 4.56 ERA. Four of Holthaus'
wins came in conference games. He tied for the team lead with 71.0
innings pitched and 12 games started.
State slugger Jonathan Freemyer, previously a First-Team All-GAC
basketball player, earned Player of Year; Ouachita Baptist ace Davis
Ward repeated as Pitcher of the Year. Southern Arkansas
outfielder Trevor Rucker became the third straight Mulerider to garner
Freshman of the Year honor and Arkansas Tech's Dave Dawson, who led the
Wonder Boys to a 41-8 mark, received the GAC Coach of the Year award.
Harding opens the GAC Tournament on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Southern Arkansas.
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