Four Foresters earn MCC honors

Huntington, Ind. - The Mid-Central Conference (MCC) has announced its baseball post-season awards for the 2011 spring season. Four Huntington University Foresters were among the list of honorees.

Junior Mitch Bowers earned all-MCC honors for the second straight year for his success on the mound. To date, Bowers has compiled a 1.84 ERA on the season which ranks second among all MCC pitchers. The Rochester, Indiana, native has pitched 83 innings on the season and struck out 50 batters to 23 walks. He currently boasts an 8-4 overall record to sit atop the conference for most wins. He ranks 11th in the nation in innings pitched per nine with a 6.92 average.

After receiving honorable mention honors last year, junior shortstop Eric Schultz once again found himself among the list of MCC honorees, this time as the All-Conference utility player. Schultz (Palo, Iowa) leads the team in battering average (.364), hits (51) and walks (23). He has scored 37 runs and driven in 25 more.

Sophomore Adam Christner, a Topeka, Indiana product, earned a spot on the Gold Glove Team for his defense in centerfield. He is currently riding a perfect fielding percentage.

Also among the list of Golden Glovers is freshman second baseman Blake Ayers (Frankfort, Indiana) who is carrying a .991 fielding percentage.

For a complete list of the 2011 MCC baseball awards, click Awards.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 173 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director