ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The American Midwest Conference baseball All-Conference awards were released on Wednesday, and a total of four Lyon College baseball players were recognized for their efforts on the field. Reese Chovanec (FR/Magnolia, Texas) and Tyler Tognarine (JR/Cape Coral, Fla.) highlighted the group as Chovanec was named the conference freshman pitcher of the year, and Tognarine garnered conference pitcher of the year. Tognarine was also named to the All-AMC first team, while Andrew Sauceda (JR/Las Cruces, N.M.) (pictured below left), Will Lindsey (SR/Batesville, Ark.) (pictured below second left) and Chovanec were named to the All-AMC second team.
Chovanec started the season in the bullpen, but slowly worked his way into the starting rotation – posting a 5-3 record and 2.60 earned run average. He also recorded 27 strikeouts and one complete game in 62.1 innings pitched.
Tognarine has had another outstanding season, recording a 10-5 record thus far with a 2.13 ERA. He also has thrown 10 complete games and fanned 81 batters in 101.1 innings pitched. He also boasts a .196 opponent batting average, which ranks 16th in the nation.
Sauceda and Lindsey have been two of the team's top hitters this season. Sauceda has raised his batting average to a team high .349, while totaling 33 runs scored, eight doubles and 27 RBI. Lindsey has posted a .318 batting average with a team high seven home runs and 40 RBI. He is also second on the team with 18 doubles and has scored 34 runs on the season.
Jacob Huffman (SR/Denton, Texas) (pictured below right) was chosen as Lyon's recipient for the conference Champions of Character Award. Huffman has appeared in 13 games and has a 1.46 ERA, while throwing 12.1 innings on the year.
21 Scots also earned Academic All-Conference honors in Devon Austin (SO/Caraway, Ark.), Jordan Braswell (JR/Kennedale, Texas), Riley Caraway (SO/Batesville, Ark.), James Clift (JR/Sweetwater, Texas), Ryan Cortez (SR/Redwood City, Calif.), Grant Devillier (FR/Winnie, Texas), Evan Dobler (FR/Rogers, Ark.), Dalton Ernest (FR/Pittsburg, Texas), Tucker Harris (JR/Paragould, Ark.), Huffman, Cole Jenkins (FR/Little Rock, Ark.), Brody McCrary (SO/Marked Tree, Ark.), Alex Miles (JR/Sandy, Utah), Logan Reddick (JR/Paragould, Ark.), Nick Rios (SO/Fort Worth, Texas), Gunner Starr (SO/Princeton, Texas), William Sutherland (FR/Arlington, Texas), Trent Swaim (FR/Batesville, Ark.), Tognarine, Kyle West (SO/Lewisville, Texas) and Patrick Yarberry (SR/North Little Rock, Ark.).
For a complete list of the All-AMC selections click here.