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Six KCAC Athletes Named to NAIA Baseball All-American Teams

By KCAC Sports

 

Kansas City, MO. – Six KCAC student-athletes were named to one of the NAIA Baseball All-America teams, the national office announced Tuesday. The All-America teams were selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches’ Association All-America Committee.

The first and second teams are also recognized as ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The ABCA began recognizing All-Americans in 1949 and named the first ABCA NAIA All-America team in 1969.

Trevor Johnson of McPherson was the lone KCAC player on the First Team, occupying one of the two catcher positions on that team. Two Ottawa Braves represented the KCAC on the Second Team, with Holland Boan and Jonah Weisner both earning that honor. Finally, Austen Seidel of Tabor, Cody Muncy of Oklahoma Wesleyan, and Tyler Bryant of Ottawa were all named to the Honorable Mention squad.

Robb Adams of Southeastern (Fla.) was named the NAIA Pitcher of the Year and Cross Factor of Oklahoma City University was named the NAIA Player of the Year.

Adams, a left-handed pitcher from 2022 Avista-NAIA World Series Champion Southeastern, was tied for first in the country with 14 wins on the season in 18 appearances, being given only two losses on the season while throwing five complete games – four of which were shutouts. Across 113.2 innings, the most in the nation, he struck out 133 batters and only allowed 26 walks. Against 421 batters faced, he allowed only 31 earned runs, 85 hits, and posted an ERA of 2.45.

Factor, from the Oklahoma City Stars, led the NAIA in batting average (0.525), first in runs scored with 89, second in home runs with 30, was third in RBI with 92 total, third in hits at 105, and totaled 231 bases. His slugging percentage was 1.155, on base percentage .591 and had a perfect fielding percentage in 91 total attempts. He drew 35 free bases on the season while striking out only 19 times; he posted 28 doubles and four triples.

FIRST TEAM
Name School Year Position
Nolan Machibroda Cumberland (Tenn.) Sr. 1B
Jonah Hultberg College of Idaho So. 2B
Livan Reinoso Tennessee Wesleyan Sr. 3B
Robbie Merced Central Methodist (Mo.) Jr. SS
Tim Bouchard Keiser (Fla.) Sr. INF
Cross Factor Oklahoma City Sr. OF
Peyton Crispin Oklahoma City Sr. OF
Jay French Central Baptist (Ark.) Sr. OF
TJ Bass Taylor (Ind.) Jr. OF
Carlos Muniz Cumberlands (Ky. So. C
Trevor Johnson McPherson (Kan.) Sr. C
Robb Adams Southeastern (Fla.) Jr.. P
Kobe Foster Tennessee Wesleyan Sr. P
July Sosa Faulkner (Ala.) Sr. P
Elijah Johnson Bellevue (Neb.) Sr. P
Nathan Torres MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) Sr. RP
Gary Lora Southeastern (Fla.) Jr. DH
SECOND TEAM
Name School Year Position
Holland Boan Ottawa (Kan.) Sr. 1B
Brian Fuentes Southeastern (Fla.) Sr. 2B
Trevor Campbell Indiana University Southeast Sr. 3B
Alec Ackerman Bellevue (Neb.) Jr. SS
Jonah Weisner Ottawa (Kan.) Jr. INF
Kanta Kobayashi Bellevue (Neb.) Jr. OF
Abdel Guadalupe Southeastern (Fla.) Sr. OF
Tucker Zdunich Reinhardt (Ga.) So. OF
Evan Salmon Indiana Wesleyan Sr. OF
Indy Stanley Columbia (Mo.) So. C
Brody Tanksley Indiana University Southeast Sr. C
Trent Sellers Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Jr. P
Kevin Miranda LSU Shreveport (La.) Sr. P
Eli Davis Oklahoma City Jr. P
Kobey Schlotman Mount Mercy (Iowa) Sr. P
Liam Doolan Tennessee Wesleyan So. RP
Joshua Benfield St. Andrews (N.C.) Jr. DH
HONORABLE MENTION
Aki Buckson Vanguard (Calif.) Sr. OF
Alan West Lyon (Ark.) Sr. P
Alek Wietrzykowski Lawrence Tech (Mich.) Sr. P
Andrew Garcia Antelope Valley (Calif.) Sr. P
Austen Seidel Tabor (Kan.) Sr. P
Austin Bates Georgia Gwinnett Sr. C
Austin McNicholas LSU Shreveport (La.) Sr. SS
Bobby Vath LSU Shreveport (La.) So. P
Brady Ware Saint Katherine (Calif.) Sr. 1B
Brandon McCabe Keiser (Fla.) So. RP
Cody Muncy Oklahoma Wesleyan Sr. IF
Colton Huntt Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) So. P
Cruz McFadden Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) So. RP
DawSo.n Day Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Sr. P
Denver Blinn Indiana Wesleyan Sr. 2B
Eric Maffie St. Francis (Ill.) Jr. 1B
Ethan Underwood Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) Jr. P
Hector Garcia Hope International (Calif.) So. P
Hunter Kloke Indiana University Southeast Sr. P
Jake Collins Cornerstone (Mich.) Jr. OF
Jayden Adams Concordia (Neb.) So. 2B
Joe Osborn Doane (Neb.) So. OF
Kenny Rodriguez Webber International (Fla.) Sr. OF
Luke Shively Taylor (Ind.) Sr. P
Michael Watson Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) So. P
Nick Merkel Central Methodist (Mo.) Sr. P
Rob Hamby Georgia Gwinnett Jr. P
Sam Linscott Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Jr. OF
Shawn Ross Faulkner (Ala.) Sr. SS
Simon Reid Westmont (Calif.) Jr. C
Thaniel Trumper Doane (Neb.) So. RP
Tyler Bryant Ottawa (Kan.) Jr. P
Will McCall Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) Jr. 3B
Zach Hogueisson Tennessee Wesleyan Sr. OF
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