PIKEVILLE – Cody Chagnon earned Second-Team All Mid-South Conference honors and nine student-athletes from the University of Pikeville baseball team earned Academic All-MSC awards, league officials announced on Sunday.
A native of Albany, Ore., who transferred to UPIKE for his junior season, Chagnon posted team highs of six home runs, 13 doubles and a .527 slugging percentage. Chagnon finished second on the roster with a .304 batting average and matched the team lead with 29 RBIs.
Of the Bears’ 51 games played this season, Chagnon appeared in 45 of them, including making 42 starts at catcher and designated hitter. The junior also tallied a triple and added two stolen bases in 2014.
Chagnon had four games with at least three hits, including a 4-for-4 showing against Goshen (Ind.) on Feb. 22 when he drove in a pair of runs and roped his lone triple. Chagnon hit four of his home runs during conference play, including one in the season finale against Georgetown.
UPIKE’s nine academic honors are the third most among conference teams. The awards are handed out to those with at least a 3.25 GPA and sophomore academic status.
Making the cut for Academic All-MSC from Pikeville is Chagnon, Simon Beeson, Cody Clark, Chaz Contreras, Kennen Freitag, Corey Gilligan, Sean Ryan, Scottie Whitaker and Nicolas Gonzales.
Georgetown’s Martin Lemus was named the player of the year, Shawnee State’s Derek Moore is the pitcher and freshman of the year and Georgetown’s Micah Baumfeld took coach of the year honors.