CONTINUING THEIR CAREERS: Saint players get chances to play at 4-year schools

Published 12:05 am Friday, June 23, 2017

The LBWCC Saints’ baseball team had a successful season and now several parting sophomores have received opportunities to continue their playing careers at four-year colleges.

Pitcher Trevor McKinley was hurt for part of the season, but finished with a 2-2 record and 24 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched. McKinley will get a chance to play next season at Nicholls State.

Saints’ starting pitcher Tony Kucera will continue his playing career at the University of West Florida.

On the mound for the Saints, Kucera went 5-3 with two saves and one complete game. Kucera finished and ERA of 2.61 and 38 strikeouts.

Matthew Jones will also be heading to the University of West Florida.

Jones finished the season with a .366 batting average, two home runs, 28 RBIs and 13 doubles.

Austin Fain had a solid season pitching for the Saints and now gets the opportunity to play at Lagrange College.

Fain finished with a 3.50 ERA while going 4-0 with one save and 25 strikeouts.

Mobile native Gunner Hendrix heads back to his hometown where he will play third base at the University of Mobile.

At the plate, Hendrix carried a .316 batting average with three home runs, 25 RBIs and 11 doubles.

Jordan Taylor will be joining Hendrix at the University of Mobile after solid season at LBWCC. Taylor finished the year with a 3-2 record and a 4.80 ERA.

Harrison Morris will extend his playing career when he goes to play at Auburn University of Montgomery.

Morris finished the year with a .352 batting average, 24 RBIs, three doubles and two triples.

Saints’ centerfielder Trey McMillian will continue his playing career at Albany State.

McMillian finished with a .314 batting average, 18 RBIs, 11 steals and five doubles.

Despite missing most of the season with an injury, Zach Moore was impressive enough to sign with Troy University.