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LCC Baseball Players Receive Honors

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(Lamar, Colorado; May 20, 2016)  The Lamar Community College Baseball team had a particularly successful group of sophomore players this past season.  In addition to the early signing of players to continue playing baseball at four-year universities, several have received honors both on the field and in the classroom.

“The 2016 sophomore class was strong academic leadership group,” remarked LCC Head Coach Scott Crampton.  “Beecher Strube was a student speaker at graduation and Jacob Giron was the Rising Star award winner.  The class also had several Phi Theta Kappa members and was full of academically-focused individuals who will complete their degrees and become successful professionals.”

Four such individuals include Zach Bracken, Brent Crampton, Alex DeBell and Jacob Giron, who were selected as Academic All-Americans.

Zach Bracken was also named All-Region along with five of his fellow players.  Bracken was selected as First Team All-Region along with Jeremy Hochmuth, Andrew Schwulst, and Joe Rosenstein.  Two more were named to the Second Team All-Region including Adam Adkins and Ayden Karraker.

“The All-Region selections show how hard work pays off.  Each of these players have put a ton of hard work into their skill development,” praised Coach Crampton.  “I am proud of each and every one of them and their very successful athletic accomplishments.  All the sophomores will be off to continue very successful athletic careers at great four year institutions.”

Twelve sophomores have signed to four-year institutions including Joe Rosenstein, Lalo Porras, Donny Ortiz, Beecher Strube, Alex DeBell, Ambrose Romero, Andrew Schwulst, Jacob Giron, Jeremy Hochmuth, Ryan Laydon, Adam Adkins, and Derek Rohleder.

The Runnin’ Lopes recently finished their season with a record of 36-19 overall and 27-9 in conference.

For more information about Lopes Baseball, visit www.golopes.com.

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