The GRAC Post Season Awards have been announced and there are three Blue Knights that have been honored. Sophomore LHP Braden Scott, sophomore 1B Phil Archer, and freshmen catcher Damon Maynard all were selected to the all conference team. Phil Archer also won GRAC position player of the year while Braden Scott won Co-pitcher of the year.
Braden Scott had an outstanding freshman season and followed it up with another great year on the mound for the Blue Knights. He led the GRAC with 10 wins and also paced the league with 110 strikeouts. His 110:8 K/BB ratio was easily the best in the country. Braden goes into the Region XXIV tournament tied for the most wins in school history with 18 and is close to topping the single season strikeout record as well.
Phillip Archer was without a doubt the catalyst of OCC's offense this season. He led the GRAC in batting average (.429) RBI's (63) and was 3rd in HR's (10). His .718 slugging percentage led the conference as well.
Damon Maynard was the Blue Knights main catcher for most of the season. He also saw time on the infield as well and was very reliable all over the diamond. Maynard hit .392 overall and drove in 28 runs while helping guide the OCC pitching staff to a 3.28 ERA. His 17 HBP's in 36 games was good for 2nd in the league as well.
OCC finished the regular season with a 37-14 record which was good for 3rd place in the GRAC and will play SWIC in the opening round of the Region XXIV tournament.