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Wildcat players earn All-Big 8 honors

Thursday, May 25, 2006

This past week the All-Big 8 Conference team was announced, and the Co-Big 8 Champion Wildcats had seven players make the list.

Ashton Dorris made the first team as an outfielder and received honorable mention recognition as pitcher. Last year, Dorris was named the All-Big 8 first team as designated hitter.

Dorris, a senior, finished the year having played in 21 games with a .400 batting average, an on-base percentage of .459 and a slugging percentage of .615 with one home-run, five doubles, three triples, six walks, seven strikeouts, two sacrifice flies, five stolen bases, 15 runs scored and 23 RBIs.

As pitcher, Dorris finished the year with a record of 4-3 and one save. He pitched 36.1 innings, giving up 35 runs on 44

hits and 17 walks. He also had 24 strikeouts with an earned run average (ERA) of 5.01.

Spencer Lynch was named to the first team as a designated hitter. Last year, the talented player received honorable mention at second base.

Lynch played in 21 games this season and ended the year with a batting average of .396, an on-base percentage of .531 and a slugging percentage of .434. The senior tallied two doubles, five walks, three sacrifice hits, 14 stolen bases, 25 runs scored and six RBIs.

Tim Orrell was named to the All-Big 8 first team as utility player.

The junior had a .356 batting average, an on-base percentage of .440 and a slugging percentage of .394 with two doubles, seven walks, three sacrifice hits, one sacrifice fly, 10 stolen bases, 19 runs scored and seven RBIs.

Brett Buchanan received second team All-Big 8 honors for the second year in a row.

Buchanan, a senior, finished the year having played in 20 games with a .356 batting average, an on-base percentage of .493 and a slugging percentage of .525 with one homerun, five doubles, one triple, six walks, two sacrifice flies, three stolen bases, 17 runs scored and 17 RBIs.

Jason Bromley was named second team All-Big 8 catcher, making 2006 the third year in a row he has made the conference team.

Bromley, another senior, finished the year having played in 21 games with a batting average of .355, an on-base percentage of .577 and a slugging percentage of .597 with two homeruns, three doubles and triples, eight walks, three sacrifice flies, 23 runs scored and 32 RBIs. His RBI count led the team.

Kelby Haynes was named to first team All-Big 8 as pitcher and was an honorable mention choice as shortstop. The sophomore pitched in nine games for 44.2 innings. His record was 5-1 with one save. He allowed 32 runs on 46 hits and 24 walks. Haynes stuck out 33 batters this season and had an ERA of 2.98.

At bat, Haynes had a .315 batting average, an on-base percentage of .493 and a slugging percentage of .315 with 11 walks, three sacrifice hits, one sacrifice fly, two stolen bases, 17 runs scored and seven RBIs.

Senior Clay Craig received honorable mention accolades at third base.

Craig played in 20 games with a batting average of .286, an on-base percentage of .478 and a slugging percentage of .375 with one homerun, two doubles, nine walks, one sacrifice hit, five stolen bases, 16 runs scored and six RBIs.



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