Lewis-Clark State College
Lewis-Clark State (59-12) also placed two players on the NAIA Pre-season All-America Team. Senior first baseman Trevor Brown (Eugene, OR) and senior pitcher Chris Mabeus (Soldotna, AK) were selected by the writers of Baseball America. Brown, an NAIA First-Team All-America last year, led the Warriors in batting .434, home runs 11, and RBI with 75. Mabeus, an honorable mention All-America pitcher in 2000, went 11-0 with a 3.05 earned run average. Newcomer Collin Perschon (Bellevue, WA), a transfer from Bellevue (WA) Community College, is listed as the #2 top prospect in the NAIA ranks. Perschon, a pitcher, was selected in 13th round by the New York Mets, last year, posted a 7-2 record and a 1.98 ERA at BCC. Mabeus is the #4 top prospect in the NAIA.
The rest of the top ten looks like this: 2) Oklahoma City (50-14); 3) Bellevue, NE (49-27); 4) Cumberland, TN (40-19); 5) Albertson, ID (49-14); 6) Birmingham-Southern, AL (46-20); 7) Dallas Baptist, TX (43-23); 8) Lubbock Christian, TX (53-16); McKendree, IL (55-10); and, 10) Biola, CA (34-18).
The Warriors are scheduled, tentatively, to open the season Saturday, February 10th, against Central Washington University, at Harris Field at 1:00 pm.
The complete list of All-America and top prospects are listed below:
CDan Heefner, Sr., Olivet Nazarene, Ill. (.436-*22-*102).
1BTrevor Brown, Sr., Lewis-Clark State, Idaho (.434-11-75).
2BJustin Knolhoff, Sr., McKendree, Ill. (.442-6-55).
3BJustin Turner, Jr., Warner Southern, Fla. (.360-12-48).
SSJason Breland, Sr., Lubbock Christian, Texas (.388-17-76).
OFMario Delgado, Sr., Oklahoma City (.439-18-76); Bodie Simpson, Sr., Bellevue, Neb. (.469-11-51); Chris Smith, Jr., Cumberland, Tenn. (.385-14-67 at Florida State).
DHDavid Burkholder, Sr., Grandview, Iowa (.523-20-80).
PChris Mabeus, Sr., Lewis-Clark State, Idaho (11-0, 3.05, 74 IP/29 SO); Kory Melancon, Sr., Mobile, Ala. (9-2, 2.20, 74 IP/70 SO); John Ogiltree, Sr., Martin Methodist, Tenn. (11-3, 2.14, 113 IP/127 SO); Shane Riddle, Sr., Lubbock Christian, Texas (13-3, 3.78, 102 IP/74 SO); Chris Schroeder, Sr., Oklahoma City (11-1, 2.67, 88 IP/102 SO).
Player of the Year: Chris Smith, of-lhp, Cumberland, Tenn.
Pitcher of the Year: Chris Schroeder, rhp, Oklahoma City.
1. Chris Smith, of, Cumberland, Tenn.
2. Collin Perschon, rhp, Lewis-Clark State, Idaho (7-2, 1.98 at Bellevue, Wash., CC).
3. Kelly Crosby, of, Lubbock Christian, Texas (.342-8-46 at Texas-Arlington).
4. Chris Mabeus, Sr., Lewis-Clark State, Idaho.
5. Mike Nickoli, Jr., Birmingham-Southern (7-2, 1.88, 77 IP/82 SO).
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