Two Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball players earned Sooner Athletic Conference honors for their successful efforts on the diamond this past season. Juniors J.C. Aguayo and Derek Epps were selected for the all-conference squads.
Aguayo, from Oxnard, Calif., was one of 12 position players to position players to be selected for the first-team, gracing the list as the designated hitter. Currently, Aguayo leads the conference and is ranked fourth in the NAIA with a .473 batting average. He also led the Rangers in several other categories, including: hits (79), doubles (18), total bases (120), at bats (167), slugging percentage (.719), on base percentage (.527) and runs batted in (45).
Epps, a native of Enid, was selected as a relief pitcher on the second-team. Epps set a new record for saves in a season and in a career, recording 12 saves. He broke the previous season record of six saves and previous career record of nine. Epps ranks first in the conference and 11th in the NAIA in saves. He pitched 22.1 innings and struck out 24 batters in 20 appearances.
Posted on Tue, May 10, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt