Baseball honors seven seniors

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By Kat Frazier
Sports Editor

IMG_0802The Bryan College Baseball program finished home play for the season by honoring seniors Joey Underwood, KJ Roberts, Kelvin McMiller, Hunter Lamoureux, Kenny Knudsen, Chris Jeffries and John Cain.

After the second game on April 18, Head Coach Taylor Hasty called the rest of the team out to home plate, while the seniors waited in the dugout with their families. Once their teammates were lined up, the seven walked down the line, receiving congratulations from each. At the end of the line, Hasty presented each senior with an honorary plaque, thanking them for their time on the team.

Joey Underwood / Photo by Kat Frazier
Joey Underwood / Photo by Kat Frazier

 

 

Underwood, a Fruitvale, British Columbia native and an Exercise and Health Science major, played three seasons for the Lions as a shortstop and third baseman. During his career, he played 155 games and pitched in three, starting 153 and two respectively. In the three games he pitched, he struck out five batters in the eight and two-third innings he pitched. Underwood had 472 at bats where he had 156 hits, 96 runs and 179 total bases. He hit one home run during his career and had 58 RBIs. He had a slugging average of .379 and a batting average of .331. When it came to fielding, Underwood had 38 double plays, 257 assists, five stolen bases attempted against him and a fielding average of .930.

KJ Roberts / Photo by Kat Frazier
KJ Roberts / Photo by Kat Frazier

 

 

 

Roberts, of Summertown, Tennessee is a Business Administration major, with the Economics & Finance and Management options. He played two seasons as a center fielder for the Lions. During his career, he played 100 games, starting in all of them. Roberts had 312 at bats where he had 115 hits, 89 runs and 175 total bases. He hit 12 homeruns during his career and had 66 RBIs. He had a slugging average of .561 and a batting average of .369. When it came to fielding, Roberts had one double play, nine assists and a fielding average of .989.

Kelvin McMiller / Photo by Kat Frazier
Kelvin McMiller / Photo by Kat Frazier

 

 

 

 

McMiller, from Oakland, California, also an Exercise and Health Science major, played two seasons as a first baseman for the Lions. During his career, he played 67 games, starting in 59 of them. McMiller had 217 at bats where he had 64 hits, 40 runs and 95 total bases. He hit eight home runs and had 45 RBIs. He had a slugging average of .438 and a batting average of .295. In the field, McMiller had 61 double plays, 38 assists and a fielding average of .993.

Hunter Lamoureux / Photo by Kat Frazier
Hunter Lamoureux / Photo by Kat Frazier

 

 

 

Lamoureux, a Belle Glade, Florida native and Christian Ministry major with the Youth Ministry option, played two seasons for the Lions as a pitcher. During his career, he appeared on the mound for 11 games, starting in seven of them. He pitched 28.1 innings and struck out 15 batters. He had four wins and one loss. Lamoureux had two assists and a fielding average of .750 percent.

Kenny Knudsen / Photo by Kat Frazier
Kenny Knudsen / Photo by Kat Frazier

 

 

 

 

Knudsen, of Sugar Hill, Georgia is a Communications major and played four seasons for the Lions as a pitcher, the last one as team captain. During his career, he appeared in 80 games, starting in 23 of them. He pitched 239 innings and broke the career strikeout record with 236. He had 24 wins, eight losses and 17 saves. When it came to fielding, he had seven double plays, 69 assists and a fielding average of .903 percent.

Chris Jeffries / Photo by Kat Frazier
Chris Jeffries / Photo by Kat Frazier

 

 

 

Jeffries, a Jackson, Tennessee native, another Exercise and Health Science major, played one season with the Lions as a center and left fielder. During his career, he appeared in 47 games. Jeffries had 155 at bats where he had 58 hits and 49 runs. He hit four home runs and 22 RBIs. He had a slugging average of .561 and a batting average of .374. For fielding, Jeffries had two assists and a fielding average of 1.000.

John Cain / by Kat Frazier
John Cain / by Kat Frazier

 

 

 

 

Cain, from Crossville, Tennessee, a Business Administration major, played four seasons for the Lions as a pitcher and pinch runner. During his career, he appeared in 99 games, 75 of them as a pitcher and starting in 22 of them. He pitched 203.2 innings and struck out 193 batters. Cain had 10 wins, 13 losses and six saves. When it came to fielding, he had three double plays, 45 assists and a fielding average of .948 percent. As a pinch runner, Cain had 23 runs and seven stolen bases.