Hiram College baseball players Shane Haidet (Alliance/Marlington) andJaren Bell (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) have been named to the 2014 All-North Coast Athletic Conference Teams as honorable mention picks. [2014 All-NCAC Teams]
Haidet, a senior infielder, earned his first All-NCAC award following a season that saw him start all 33 games he played and ended the year with a .320 batting average (32-of-100). He posted career-highs in both doubles (seven) and runs batted in (19) to go along with 18 runs scored which ranked in a tie for third on the team and his 19 RBI were third most. In addition, Haidet was tied for third in walks (13) and was second in stolen bases (six).
For his career, Haidet played in 123 games with 118 starts. He ends his career with a .281 lifetime batting average (104-of-374) with one homerun, two triples, 10 doubles, 69 runs scored and 55 RBI. Haidet also induced 49 walks in four seasons and had 30 stolen bases in 34 attempts.
“I am honored to be selected all NCAC, it has been a goal of my since my freshman season,” said Haidet. “It is nice be able to end my career on high note with the satisfaction of achieving this goal. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a member of the Hiram baseball team, and I hope they continue to climb the conference standings in the future.”
Bell, a junior outfielder, earned his first All-NCAC honor following a solid season, his first as a Terrier. Bell led the team, and finished fifth in the NCAC, in hitting with a .389 batting average (42-of-108). He also led the team in runs scored with 28 and stolen bases at 11 to go along with a pair of homeruns, three doubles, and 15 RBI. In addition, he recorded 11 walks to finish amongst the team leaders in that statistical category. Defensively, Bell had a .974 fielding percentage with 70 putouts, four assists and committed just two errors as the team’s starting center fielder.
“It’s a great honor to be named All-NCAC my first year playing in the conference,” stated Bell. “I had a lot of fun playing with the Terriers this year and can’t wait to get back at it for next year. Our team had a great season and the program is definately moving in the right direction. Everyone is looking forward to the future of Hiram baseball.”
“Our team was full of players who were very unselfish and cared more about the team’s success than their own,” said veteran Head Coach Howard Jenter. “Shane and Jaren were very deserving of the All-NCAC recognition and I couldn’t be more proud of them and excited for them. Both of these young men were a big part of our success offensively, defensively and in the classroom this year.”