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2012_ALL-SCAC_BASEBALL_TEAM

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									                                                      Southern Collegiate
                                                      Athletic Conference
                                                               Sports Release
                                                  Austin College | Birmingham-Southern | Centre
                                                   Colorado College | Dallas | Hendrix | Millsaps
                                              Oglethorpe | Rhodes | Sewanee | Southwestern | Trinity


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2012 / Contact: Jeff DeBaldo, SCAC Director of Sports Information

TRINITY & BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN POST MAJOR AWARD
WINS AS SCAC ANNOUNCES 2012 ALL-CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAM
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, Birmingham-Southern produced the
league’s Offensive Player-of-the-Year as Bruce Maxwell earned the honor while Ben Klimesh of
Trinity University repeated as the league’s Pitcher-of-the-Year in exclusive 2012 All-Southern
Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) voting by the conference’s head coaches. In that same
balloting, Blake Stevens of Birmingham-Southern was voted the conference’s Freshman-of-the-Year,
while Trinity head coach Tim Scannell was selected SCAC Coach-of-the-Year for the third
consecutive year.

As for the All-SCAC team, Trinity, who posted the best record in the SCAC West with a 16-4 league
mark, led the way with seven First Team selections while Millsaps College also placed seven on the
First Team. Birmingham-Southern, winners of the SCAC East at 14-1, and Hendrix College (2nd,
SCAC West) followed with four selections each.

Maxwell, a junior catcher/first baseman from Toney, Ala., led the SCAC during the regular season
with a .500 batting average and also led the league in homeruns (13), doubles (22), total bases (120),
slugging percentage (1.017) on-base percentage (.647) and walks (49). He was fourth in runs batted
in (39), second in runs scored (46) and fourth in hits (59). With this week’s SCAC tournament and one
regular season game remaining against Emory University next week, Maxwell currently has 36 career
homeruns – the fourth highest total in SCAC history. He also is currently tied for sixth in league
history with 58 doubles. Since the SCAC started naming a Freshman-of-the-Year in 2008, Maxwell
becomes the first player in league history to earn both SCAC Freshman-of-the-Year (2010) and
SCAC Player-of-the-Year laurels during his playing career.

Maxwell received eight votes in the Player-of-the-Year balloting followed by Millsaps’ Wes Perkins,
who received the remaining three votes.

Klimesh, a senior right-hander from Wilmette, Ill., led the SCAC in innings pitched (88.2), strikeouts
(134), complete games (7) and wins (11) during the regular season. His 134 strikeouts established a
new school and SCAC single season record. Klimesh also set school records with 345 career
strikeouts and 29 career wins. His 11 wins are currently tied for third most in a single season in
league history. He was second in opponents' batting average (.199) and was tied for the SCAC lead
with 12 games started, as well as being 3rd in ERA (1.93). Klimesh becomes the first pitcher to win
Pitcher-of-the-Year honors in consecutive seasons since Rhodes College’s Robert Flanagan in 2006
and 2007.

Klimesh received 10 votes in the Pitcher-of-the-Year balloting, with Will Edwards of Millsaps receiving
the remaining vote.
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Stevens, a first-year right-handed pitcher from Atlanta, Ga., was 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA while leading
Birmingham-Southern pitchers with 60.1 innings of work. His 60.1 innings pitched ranked ninth
among all SCAC pitchers. He ranked fourth in the league with 64 strike outs and averaged 9.55
strikeouts per nine innings. Stevens threw two complete games, including one for a shutout as he
helped the Panthers to their third straight 30-win season. In the five years since the SCAC began
selecting a Freshman-of-the-Year, Stevens is the third BSC player to earn the honor.

With seven votes in the balloting, Stevens earned SCAC Freshman-of-the-Year honors ahead of
Millsaps’ Samuel Doucet who received the remaining four votes.

Trinity head coach Tim Scannell, in his 14th season as the Tigers’ skipper, was named the SCAC
Coach-of-the-Year after leading his squad to a 32-8 regular season mark (16-4 in the SCAC West)
heading into the conference tournament. His Tigers were the No. 1 ranked team in the nation for a
three week stretch in late March and early April and became just the second league team to be
ranked No. 1 in the nation. Scannell, who is a league leading seven-time SCAC COTY honoree
(1999, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012), has the highest winning percentage of any coach in
league history (.704) and is among the top 15 of all active NCAA Division III coaches. Scannell
earned his third straight and 11th career 30+ win season as head coach of the Tigers and the Trinity
skipper is just 10 wins shy of 450 career wins.

Scannell received six votes from his peers in the SCAC Coach-of-the-Year balloting, edging
Birmingham-Southern’s Jan Weisberg who received three votes. Jeff Cleanthes of Rhodes and R.J.
Thomas of Hendrix received one vote each.


2012 SCAC Player-of-the-Year
Bruce Maxwell        Birmingham-Southern College         Junior          C        Toney, Ala.

2012 SCAC Pitcher-of-the-Year
Ben Klimesh           Trinity University                 Senior          P        Wilmette, Ill.

2012 SCAC Freshman-of-the-Year
Blake Stevens      Birmingham-Southern College           First-Year      P        Atlanta, Ga.

2012 SCAC Coach-of-the-Year
Tim Scannell        Trinity University           16-4 SCAC West / 32-8 Overall – Regular Season
                                                 Currently ranked eighth in the nation


                               2012 All-SCAC Baseball Team

Catchers
Bruce Maxwell           Birmingham-Southern College      Junior          Toney, Ala.
Wes Perkins             Millsaps College                 Junior          Geismar, La.
Cameron Fishman         Centre College                   Senior          Northridge, Calif.
Kelly Woodruff          Trinity University               Junior          Atlanta, Ga.

First Basemen
Mark Vlaskamp           Hendrix College                  Senior          Houston, Texas
Tyler Appelquist        Austin College                   Junior          Rowlett, Texas

Second Basemen
Clark Sims              Hendrix College                  Senior          North Little Rock, Ark.
Kevin Clements          Trinity University               Junior          Pacific Grove, Calif.
Jake Spear              Oglethorpe University            Senior          Lawrenceville, Ga.
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                                 2012 All-SCAC Baseball Team
Shortstops
Christian Muscarello      Trinity University                 Sophomore        Tucson, Ariz.
Jon Walker                Birmingham-Southern College        Senior           Snellville, Ga.
Samuel Doucet             Millsaps College                   First-Year       Baton Rouge, La.

Third Basemen
Keith Shumaker            Millsaps College                   First-Year       Brandon, Miss.
Kyle Raskin               Hendrix College                    Senior           Simi Valley, Calif.

Outfielders
Nick Pappas               Trinity University                 Senior           Los Angeles, Calif.
Collin Radack             Hendrix College                    Sophomore        Cedar Park, Texas
Ryan Zemke                Millsaps College                   Senior           Baton Rouge, La.
Travis Perkins            Rhodes College                     Senior           Houston, Texas
Jules Roussel             Millsaps College                   Senior           Destrehan, La.
Devin Arnold              University of Dallas               Senior           McKinney, Texas
Ryne Sullivan             Sewanee-University of the South    Senior           Metairie, La.

Designated Hitters
Stephen Gates             Millsaps College                   Junior           Cocoa, Fla.
Dominick Robusto          Trinity University                 Senior           Laguna Beach, Calif.
Nick Caluda               University of Dallas               Junior           New Orleans, La.

Pitchers
Ben Klimesh               Trinity University                 Senior           Wilmette, Ill.
Ryan Lucero               Trinity University                 Junior           Aurora, Colo.
Will Edwards              Millsaps College                   Junior           Kosciusko, Miss.
Miles Nordgren            Birmingham-Southern College        Sophomore        Gadsden, Ala.
Blake Yance               Birmingham-Southern College        Junior           Chelsea, Ala.
Austin Carden             Rhodes College                     Senior           Houston, Texas
Chris Webber              Southwestern University            Senior           Mesquite, Texas



                                          Honorable Mention
Austin – Chase Muder (C), John Schulmeister (OF); Birmingham-Southern – Austin Justice (OF), Blake
Stevens (P); Centre – Aaron Ammann (SS), Kyle Cook (OF), Charlie Holland (3B), Kyle Neu (P); Dallas –
Andrew Bossert (1B), Michael Schweiss (P); Hendrix – Aaron Bowen (OF), J.T. Bowen (DH), Nathan Harr
(OF), Jacob Perschke (P); Millsaps – ; Oglethorpe – Joe Parillo (DH); Rhodes – Jackson Baker (P), Matt
Burnick (DH), Lynden Pindling (SS) ; Sewanee – Alan Komorowski (OF), Wilson Nealy (OF), Jack Whaley
(2B); Southwestern – Nate Shipp (3B)


                                                 -SCAC-

								
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