Posted: Nov 25, 2013
Sam Ward picked up two awards, while Matt Brankle, Ryan McCray, Ethan Bailey, Ted Williams, Justin Broach and Ross Yoho were all honored.
Ward was named the team's Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player as he completed his career. The All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team selection led the Quakers with a .412 batting average as he set Earlham season records with 68 hits, 41 runs and 165 at bats. Ward's career batting average of .344 is the fourth best in school history.
Brankle, who was named the Pitcher of the Year, finished the season with a 3-3 record. He is fourth on the career strikeout list with 131. He ended the spring with a complete game victory in his final outing of the year against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
The Defensive Player of the Year was McCray, who was second in the HCAC in throwing out runners. He was 18-of-40 good for 45 percent.
An All-HCAC Honorable Mention choice, Bailey was second on the squad with a .337 batting average and 12 stolen bases to earn the Newcomer of the Year award.
Williams and Broach received the Captain's Award. Williams is second on Earlham's all-time list with nine triples. He is fourth in RBI with 89 and fifth in runs scored with 86. Broach is sixth all-time in innings pitched and had a .300 career batting average..
Yoho received the Earned Not Given Award. He played in 112 games in his career that was hampered by injuries. He had seven home runs with 53 RBI. He also homered from both sides of the plate in a game against Wabash College during his first year.