BHC baseball players win region, conference awards

Black Hawk College Braves BaseballCongrats to eight Black Hawk College baseball players for winning Region IV and Arrowhead Athletic Conference awards!

The 2018 Division II All-North Central District/Region IV teams include four BHC players.

First Team

  • Chris Liggett, Blue Springs H.S. (MO) – outfielder – freshman
  • Devin Wessels, United Township H.S. (IL) – pitcher – sophomore

Second Team

  • Nick Acri, Pleasant Valley H.S. (IA) – infielder – freshman
  • Stephen Pim, Pleasant Valley H.S.(IA) – outfielder – sophomore

Liggett also was named the Arrowhead Athletic Conference Co-Most Valuable Player along with Cacey O’Brien from Carl Sandburg College.

The Braves were the co-conference champions with Carl Sandburg.

Final Arrowhead Conference standings

Win% W-L Overall
1 – Black Hawk College 0.80 16-4 35-15
2 – Carl Sandburg College 0.80 16-4 29-14

The Arrowhead All-Conference Team includes:

  • Nick Acri, Pleasant Valley H.S. (IA) – infielder – freshman
  • Andru Baxley, Fort Osage H.S. (MO) – infielder – sophomore
  • Chris Liggett, Blue Springs H.S. (MO) – outfielder – freshman
  • Ryan Lorber, Davenport Central H.S. (IA) – catcher – sophomore
  • Sam Stonskas, North Scott H.S. (IA) – designated hitter – freshman
  • Nick Villasenor, Addison Trail H.S. (IL) – pitcher – freshman
  • Devin Wessels, United Township H.S. (IL) – pitcher – sophomore

The Braves are headed to the NJCAA Region IV Baseball – North Central District Division II Tournament May 18-20 at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.

Black Hawk College will play McHenry County College (42-12) at noon Friday, May 18. The winner will play Kankakee Community College (41-15) or Madison College (31-20) at noon Saturday, May 19.

College closed for Wednesday January 23 due to inclement weather. All Black Hawk College locations are closed and all classes canceled.