GC baseball’s Hazel earns Daktronics All-American

GC baseball’s Hazel earns Daktronics All-American

Daktronics recently released its Division II All-America teams, with Georgia College catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) owning a second-team spot, giving him a clean sweep of all three All-American organizations.
MARSHALL, Minn. (GC ATHLETICS RELEASE) – Daktronics recently released its Division II All-America teams, with Georgia College catcher Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Mich.) owning a second-team spot, giving him a clean sweep of all three All-American organizations.

Hazel hit .381 this season, adding 13 home runs and 53 RBI. The catcher had a .710 slugging percentage and scored 45 runs as well. His slugging ranks just outside the school’s single-season records, and seventh in the country. His 13 home runs finished 10th in all of Division II. He had the Bobcats’ longest hitting streak of the season at 17 ballgames, coming to an end when he left a game after one at-bat due to injury.

The junior is the first Daktronics All-American for GC Baseball since Tanner Funk in 2011. Hazel is the first catcher to earn the Daktronics honor in Georgia College history and the fifth player overall in school history behind Funk, Martin Dewald and Sean Harrell in 2010, as well as Justin Mills in 2007.

The Bobcats wrapped up another monster season in 2014, going 35-17 and earning a spot in the NCAA Southeast Regionals for the second-straight season, the fourth in head coach Tom Carty’s seven seasons. Georgia College led the country in runs per game at 9.4, finished second in on-base percentage (.440) and were third in both home runs (58) and slugging (.513).

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