OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Mount Mercy juniors Austin Czerwiec and Patrick Haney were named honorable mention all-Midwest Collegiate Conference by a vote of league coaches, the MCC announced today.
Czerwiec led the Mustangs in wins and was also the team's starting shortstop. On the mound, the right-hander was 5-2 with a 4.34 earned run average in 11 appearances, including two complete games. He also led the team with 24 runs batted in while batting .222 with six doubles and two home runs.
Haney was Mount Mercy's starting first baseman and was second on the squad with a .309 batting average and 16 RBIs. In 41 games, he also had a team-best nine doubles and shared the team lead with two homers. Haney finished with a .981 fielding percentage with just five errors in 268 chances.
2014 MCC Baseball Honors:
MCC Player of the Year: J. Golden (St. Ambrose)
MCC Pitcher of the Year: Evan Taylor (Viterbo)
MCC Coach of the Year: Chad Miller (Viterbo)
All-MCC First Team (by school):
Colton Barton, Zach Close, Tyler Huffman, Jay Stout, Shawn Wardian (AIB); Dillon Coates (Clarke); Tommy Argo, Tony Bakeris, Luke Flanagan, J. Golden, Jake McAlister, Alex Timmerman (St. Ambrose); Pierce Belaustegui, Evan Taylor, Matt Watkins (Viterbo); Kyle Mauricio, Josh Ruiz (William Penn).
All-MCC Honorable Mention:
Jordan Daane, Rob Ingram, Steven Leverett (AIB); Anthony Razo (Clarke); Jeff Heath, Blake Marchant, Zac Smit, Kevin Soine, Pat Winnike (Grand View); Austin Czerwiec, Patrick Haney (Mount Mercy); Bryan Hennessy, Ryan Waack (St. Ambrose); Ben O'Reilly, Steve Pascual, Taylor Reinhardt (Viterbo).
Gold Glove Team:
Pitcher: Tommy Argo (St. Ambrose); Catcher: Pierce Belaustegui (Viterbo); First Baseman: Evan DeCovich (Grand View); Second Baseman: Sho Serrano (William Penn); Shortstop: Enrique Alvarado (William Penn); Third Baseman: Alex Timmerman (St. Ambrose); Outfielders: Stan Simmons (William Penn), Zach Close (AIB), Jay Stout (AIB).