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2013-05-06 ONU headlines CCAC All-Conference with eight selections; tied for most of any team
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ONU had three Tigers selected to all-conference first team, second most among 13 teams

ONU headlines CCAC All-Conference with eight selections; tied for most of any team

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013 at 10:32 AM

JOLIET, Ill. — CCAC South Division titleholder Olivet Nazarene University claimed the most spots, along with conference champion Judson University (Ill.), on the 2013 All-CCAC Baseball Teams, which were part of the overall postseason awards announced by the league office Monday morning, May 6.

Eight members of the Olivet Nazarene University baseball team were named to this year's Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference all-conference team, voted on by the school's head coaches. Ryan Kern (Bloomington, Ill.), Kevin Lasowski (Schererville, Ind.) and Daniel Schneider (West Salem, Wis.) were named to the 17-member first team. Freshman Josh Altmann (Homer Glen, Ill.), Matt Davenport (Swayzee, Ind.), Justin Fahy (Fargo, N.D.), Ben Heller (Whitewater, Wis.) and Adrian Perez (Chicago, Ill.) were named to the 17-member second team. Freshman Jordan Hayes (St. Charles, Ill.) was named to the nine-member Gold Glove Team.

Senior first baseman Ryan Kern has been named to his first All-CCAC First Team. Kern started all 49 games in the regular season. He batted .323 (164 at-bats) with 53 hits, 15 doubles, four triples and 12 home runs. He also had 23 walks, 44 runs, 112 total bases, 56 RBIs and nine stolen bases. He finished with a .683 slugging percentage and .420 OBP, and had 393 putouts with a .986 fielding percentage. Kern led the team in doubles, triples, home runs (led CCAC), slugging and putouts.

Senior relief pitcher and designated hitter Kevin Lasowski has been named to his first All-CCAC First Team. He was a second team selection in 2012 and Gold Glove Team member in 2011. Lasowski appeared in 18 regular season games with a 1-1 record, a program record 10 saves (led CCAC) and 1.50 ERA. He only allowed 15 hits, four runs, seven walks and had 28 strikeouts in 24 innings. In addition, Lasowski played in 37 games, starting 36. He batted .281 in 114 at-bats with 32 hits, five doubles and one home run. He also had 10 walks, 25 runs, 40 total bases, 21 RBIs and four stolen bases. He finished with a .351 slugging percentage and .366 OBP.

Senior centerfielder Daniel Schneider has been named to his first All-CCAC First Team. Schneider started 39 of 46 games played in the regular season. He batted .428 (138 at-bats) with 59 hits, 10 doubles, three triples and three home runs. He also had 27 walks, 46 runs, 84 total bases, 34 RBIs and 31 stolen bases. He finished with a .609 slugging percentage and .515 OBP, and had 83 putouts with a .989 fielding percentage. Schneider led the team in average (third in CCAC) and OBP.

Freshman second baseman Josh Altmann has been named to his first All-CCAC Second Team. Altmann started 41 of 48 games played in the regular season. He batted .366 (134 at-bats) with 49 hits, four doubles and one home run. He also had eight walks, 12 HBP, 30 runs, 56 total bases, 30 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. He finished with a .418 slugging percentage and .445 OBP, and had 80 assists with a .949 fielding percentage. Altmann was second on the team in average and first in HBP.

Senior catcher/right fielder Matt Davenport has been named to his first All-CCAC Second Team. Davenport started 46 of 48 games played in the regular season. He batted .348 (132 at-bats) with 46 hits, eight doubles and eight home runs. He also had 29 walks, 27 runs, 78 total bases and 41 RBIs. He finished with a .591 slugging percentage and .468 OBP, and had 97 putouts with a .960 fielding percentage. Davenport led the team in walks, and was second in home runs and RBIs.

Senior leftfielder Justin Fahy has been named to his first All-CCAC Second Team. Fahy started all 49 games in the regular season. He batted .364 (165 at-bats) with 60 hits, 10 doubles and two triples. He also had 28 walks, 49 runs, 74 total bases, 25 RBIs and 41 stolen bases. He finished with a .448 slugging percentage and .460 OBP, and had 56 putouts with a .952 fielding percentage. Fahy led the team in hits, runs (led CCAC) and stolen bases (led CCAC).

Senior starter Ben Heller has been named to his first All-CCAC Second Team. Heller appeared in 15 regular season games and finished with an 8-3 record (team-high wins, led CCAC). He started 11 games and threw four complete games with one shutout. He pitched a total of 69 2/3 innings and had a 3.36 ERA. He allowed 60 hits, 41 runs (26 earned), 32 walks and had 70 strikeouts (led team, second in CCAC).

Senior shortstop Adrian Perez has been named to his second All-CCAC Second Team, after being named to the team in 2011. Perez started all 49 games in the regular season. He batted .331 (166 at-bats) with 55 hits, 11 doubles, one triple and one home run. He also had 20 walks, 42 runs, 71 total bases, 39 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. He finished with a .428 slugging percentage and .406 OBP, and had 134 assists with a .934 fielding percentage. Perez led the team in at-bats, sac flies (led CCAC), assists (led CCAC), was second in doubles and was third in stolen bases.

Freshman third baseman Jordan Hayes has been named to his first Gold Glove Team. Hayes started 41 of 46 games played in the regular season. He finished with 82 assists, 27 putouts, eight errors and .932 fielding percentage. He was also involved in five double plays.

The CCAC also awards a Player of the Year, a Pitcher of the Year, a Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year.