Joey Dawes, a Sports Management major from Siloam Springs, has been a difference-maker for the EC Royal’s young baseball program. The junior centerfielder has been named a team captain by his coaches for the upcoming season. Joey boasts a .310 batting average with 30 RBIs, 30 runs scored, and 24 stolen bases. He has made major contributions defensively, demonstrated by his .990 fielding percentage. Head coach Derrion Hardie believes Joey “is an excellent representative of EC. He embodies all that we value as a Christian Work-Learning College, possessing Christian character, academic achievement, work ethic, mental toughness, a positive attitude, and an attention to detail. Joey has been instrumental in helping pioneer the baseball program.” The Royals baseball program opens up their season on the road at Dallas Christian January 29th.