MSC Player of the Year
Cumberland's Austin Krajnak was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Year while Rayden Sierra earned First Team All-Mid-South honors and Kevin Connolly and Hector Morales garnered Second Team accolades, as announced Thursday by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday.
Krajnak leads the Mid-South in seven categories, including batting average (.398), hits (68), runs scored (52), RBIs (61), home runs (20), total bases (144) and slugging percentage (.842). The Little Elm, Texas, native ranks second nationally in home runs, sixth in total bases, seven in slugging percentage and 13th in RBIs.
Takes MSC weekly award again --
Cumberland's Austin Krajnak repeated as the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week award winner on Monday, batting .476 with four home runs and nine RBIs in seven games for the Phoenix.
The Little Elm, Texas, native belted home runs in all three games of the weekend series against Georgetown College, including a game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth in the second game of the series.
Campbellsville series moved up
Cumberland's baseball series this weekend at Campbellsville University has shifted up a day because of snow and rain in the forecast on Saturday.
The Phoenix and Tigers will now play a doubleheader Thursday and a single game Friday at HIG Field.
Thursday's doubleheader begins at 12:30 p.m. Central Time and Friday's single game also starts at 12:30 p.m. CT.
Forecasts call for a 90 percent chance of rain and snow and 31-degree temperatures on Saturday in Campbellsville.
Panola infielder Sojka
Cumberland University's baseball program has landed 2016 NJCAA All-American Austin Sojka, a power hitting infielder from Panola Community College (TX). He will enroll in the fall and have two years of eligibility remaining at CU.
A native of Huntington Beach, CA, Sojka played for former CU assistant Todd Shelton at Panola where the Ponies went 38-19 in 2016.
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