Eagles Baseball Receives AMC Postseason Honors

Eagles Baseball Receives AMC Postseason Honors

Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College baseball team had three players receive honors from the American Midwest Conference.  Thirteen Eagles received honors for their academic success and on-field performances.

Ryan Shelton was honored as a First Team All-Conference selection as an outfielder.  Shelton led the team this season with a .375 average.  Shelton also led the team in runs scored (37), hits (63), tied for the team lead in RBIs (29), and stolen bases (11).

Braxton Rhodes received accolades as a Second Team All-Conference selection.  A two-way player, Rhodes hit .333 this season with eight doubles, 25 RBIs and seven stolen bases.  Rhodes also finished with a team-high 7-5 record on the mound with a 4.06 ERA, which was the best earned run average by a WBC starting pitcher in 2016.

Catcher Tanner Murray was also honored as a Second Team All-Conference performer.  Murray hit .316 this season with nine doubles, two home runs, 13 RBIs and two stolen bases.  He also posted a .993 fielding percentage.

Twelve athletes were also recognized as members of the Academic All-Conference team.  To qualify for this award, a player must carry a 3.0 grade point average and have been at the respective institution for a year.  Alex Camp, Tyler Cole, Ryan Cupp, Dalton Freshour, Brad Gilliam, Seth Hart, Morgan Hawley, Tanner Murray, Dalton Nilges, Brennan Pugh, Braxton Rhodes and Nick Scott received the Academic All-Conference honors.

The WBC baseball team finished with a record of 22-29 this season and a 12-14 record in conference play.  The Eagles finished in sixth place this season in conference and won the most games in the regular season since 2001.