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Twelve Royals Receive All-VCBC Awards; Stalnaker and Bates Headline List

The Victory Collegiate Baseball Conference is pleased to announce the 2017 all-conference awards. Student-athletes were selected for all awards by vote of the VCBC head baseball coaches.

The Ecclesia College Royals finished the regular season 30-19 and qualified for the post season, which begins May 11-14 with the Central Region Tournament hosted by Central Christian College in McPherson, Kansas. The Central Region Champion will receive an automatic berth to the NCCAA College World Series in Cincinnati, Ohio May 24-27.

Ecclesia College’s JT Stalnaker earns the VCBC Player of the Year award following a junior campaign where he hit .420 with 63 hits, 48 RBI’s, 17 doubles and 7 homeruns. Madison Bates, also of Ecclesia College was named VCBC Pitcher of the Year as a junior with a 9-1 record and 3.5 ERA on the mound.

The following student-athletes were selected by conference head coaches as All-VCBC First Team, All-VCBC Second Team and VCBC Honorable Mention.

ALL-VCBC FIRST TEAM
P - Mason Alexander - Sophomore - Ecclesia College
P - Madison Bates - Junior - Ecclesia College
P - Jacob Martinez - Freshman - Ecclesia College
P - Colton Williams - Freshman - Dallas Christian College
C - JT Stalnaker - Junior - Ecclesia College
1B - Gavin Munoz - Freshman - Arlington Baptist College
2B - Cameron Dougherty - Sophomore - Ecclesia College
3B - Nick Carrell - Sophomore - Dallas Christian College
SS - Tyler Brown - Junior - Arlington Baptist College
OF - Mark Zuniga - Sophomore - Dallas Christian College
OF - Lorenzo Lynch - Junior - Arlington Baptist College
OF - Stevie Morphew - Freshman - Ecclesia College
DH - Jacob Patlan - Sophomore - Dallas Christian College

ALL-VCBC SECOND TEAM
P - Parker Kleinert - Junior - Arlington Baptist College
P - Austin Valdez - Senior - Arlington Baptist College
P - Noah Vaughn - Sophomore - Arlington Baptist College
P - Jay-Ryan Woods - Senior - Ecclesia College
C - Austin Holbrook - Junior - Dallas Christian College
1B - Cameron Charman - Sophomore - Dallas Christian College
2B - Ivan Rios - Junior - Arlington Baptist College
3B - Drew Vinson - Freshman - Ecclesia College
SS - Zach Vincent - Sophomore - Ecclesia College
OF - Joey Dawes - Senior - Ecclesia College
OF - Matt Garrison - Sophomore - Ecclesia College
OF - Kailen Glover - Junior - Arlington Baptist College
DH - Nigel Smith - Freshman - Randall University

VCBC HONORABLE MENTION
DH - Trevor Caldwell - Junior - Ecclesia College
C - JW Moore - Senior - Randall University
OF - Tyler Spoon - Senior - Randall University

CO-VCBC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Mark Zuniga - Dallas Christian College
JT Stalnaker - Ecclesia College

VCBC PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Madison Bates - Ecclesia College

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