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Aggies' season ends, Players receive post-season honors

5/12/2014

The Murray State College baseball season comes to a close with a pair of tough losses in the NJCAA Division II Region 2 Tournament. The tournament, for what is considered to be one of the toughest regions in the division, opened with a major shake-up. After self-reporting violations of eligibility requirements, Western Oklahoma State College forfeited their entire season. The team was subsequently banned from competing in the 2014 post-season. The bracket was redrawn, and play began for the Aggies on Friday night.

Game One: Murray State College 14, Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa 1
Bradley Horn scored the win on the mound for the Aggies. Offensive leaders were Colt Pickens, 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored; Brandon Grimsley, 2 for 4 with a home run and 4 RBI's; and Chase Watt, 3 for 3 with 4 runs scored.

Game Two: Murray State College 10, Northern Oklahoma College-Enid 12
Hunter Raley took the loss for the Aggies. Offensively Grimsley was 3 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI's, Lane Paul was 4 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI's, and Daniel Arthur was 3 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI's.

Game Three: Murray State College 5, NOC-Tonkawa 4
The winning pitcher for the Aggies was freshman Trenton Dupre. Offensive leaders were Pickens, 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs scored and Grimsley, 2 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI's

Game Four: Murray State College 12, NOC-Enid 30
Jordan Scott took the loss for the Aggies. Offensively Austin Stewart went 3 for 6 with 2 runs scored, Pickens was 2 for 5 with 2 home runs, Connor Counce was 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI's and Lane Paul was 4 for 5 with a home run.
Murray State College ends the season as the Region 2 runner-up, and a final record of 42-16.

Several Aggies received Region Honors in the post-season.
All-Regions Players
First Team
First Base- Connor Counce
Third Base- Brance Kahle
Outfield- Brandon Grimsley
Pitcher- Trenton Dupre
Second Team
Second Base- Colt Pickens
Outfield- Austin Stewart
Pitcher- Bradley Horn
Regional All-Tournament Team
Catcher- Daniel Arthur
First Base- Lane Paul
Second Base- Colt Pickens
Outfield- Brandon Grimsley
Pitcher- Trenton Dupre

MSC Baseball team with Region 2nd place trophy
(Photo courtesy of Nakota Taylor)

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