Four Bulldogs Earn Postseason Accolades for Play in 2014

WINTERVILLE—Having led their team to a 32-14 record this season, several Pitt Community College baseball players have been recognized by the Region X Conference for their accomplishments on the diamond in 2014.

Sophomore Alex Kowalczyk and freshman Kyle Majette earned All-Region X Conference (First Team) honors while sophomores Addison Braswell and Taylor Hyssong were named All-Region X Conference (Second Team) selections.

Kowalczyk, a catcher, batted .360 (50-for-139) for the Bulldogs this season and led the team in home runs (three) and slugging percentage (.540). In 41 games, he finished with 39 runs batted in, 14 doubles, a triple, 16 walks and 33 runs scored.

A pitcher, Majette posted an 8-2 record after appearing in 11 games in his first season, including eight starts. He recorded a 1.98 earned run average after allowing 16 runs (13 earned) all season. In 59 innings, Majette surrendered just 29 hits and 19 walks while striking out 62 batters.

Braswell played in 41 games for the Bulldogs, finishing 40-for-117 (.342 average) from the plate. The first baseman knocked in a team-high 42 runs, scored 16 more and stole seven bases. He finished with 10 doubles to go along with 22 walks.

Hyssong started from the hill 10 times in 2014 and appeared in 11 total games. The right-hander finished with a 6-2 mark and tallied a team-best 65 strikeouts to go along with a 2.84 ERA (24 total runs, 18 earned) in 57 innings pitched.

PCC concluded its season Monday with a 6-4 loss in 10 innings to nationally-ranked Spartanburg Methodist College in the Region X Conference Baseball Tournament taking place this week at Grainger Stadium in Kinston.