November 26, 2013Earlham College Broadcast Sports
RICHMOND, Ind. — Earlham College baseball coach Steve Sakosits announced the team
awards for the 2013 season on Monday.
Sam Ward picked up two awards, while Matt Brankle, Ryan McCray, Ethan Bailey, Ted
Williams, Justin Broach and Ross Yoho were all honored.
Ward was named the team's Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player as he
completed his career. The All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team
selection led the Quakers with a .412 batting average as he set Earlham season
records with 68 hits, 41 runs and 165 at bats. Ward's career batting average of .344
is the fourth best in school history.
Brankle, who was named the Pitcher of the Year, finished the season with a 3-3
record. He is fourth on the career strikeout list with 131. He ended the spring with
a complete game victory in his final outing of the year against the Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology.
The Defensive Player of the Year was McCray, who was second in the HCAC in throwing
out runners. He was 18-of-40 good for 45 percent.
An All-HCAC Honorable Mention choice, Bailey was second on the squad with a .337
batting average and 12 stolen bases to earn the Newcomer of the Year award.
Williams and Broach received the Captain's Award. Williams is second on Earlham's
all-time list with nine triples. He is fourth in RBI with 89 and fifth in runs
scored with 86. Broach is sixth all-time in innings pitched and had a .300 career
Yoho received the Earned Not Given Award. He played in 112 games in his career that
was hampered by injuries. He had seven home runs with 53 RBI. He also homered from
both sides of the plate in a game against Wabash College during his first year.