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Northview passes out annual baseball awards

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Northview senior catcher Keaton Robertson hit for a team-high .391 average and drove in 27 RBI to top the Knights. He also drove in 27 runs.

Times Sports Editor

The Northview baseball team recently presented awards during its annual banquet following the season.

Though the year ended with a disappointing 10-17 overall record and a first-round sectional exit against Terre Haute South, there were still many reasons to reflect fondly on 2008.

Senior catcher Keaton Robertson led the team with a .391 batting average to earn All-WIC Conference honors and was one of four captains on the squad. For his contributions to the team this year and throughout his successful career, Robertson received the Andrew Griffin Most Valuable Player Award.

Robertson went 36-for-92 at the plate and played in all 27 games for the Knights while driving in a team-high 27 runs. He also led the team in total bases with 58 and had nine doubles, two triples and three home runs while scoring 25 runs. His slugging percentage of .630 was second on the team.

Northview senior Cody Crooks was a team captain for the Knights this year and won both the Most Improved Varsity Player Award and the Highest Fielding Percentage Award.
Cody Crooks, Nick Lancaster and Curtis Peters were also captains for the Knights.

Crooks received the Most Improved Varsity Award while hitting .349 for the season (29-for-83). The senior outfielder also drove home 16 runs and had an on-base percentage of .480 and won the Highest Fielding Percentage Award at .976, committing just four errors all season.

Lancaster, also a senior, hit .278 this year in 26 games and had 14 RBI while reaching base 46 percent of the time with 36 total bases.

On the mound, Lancaster started two games and threw a total of 17 2/3 innings for the Knights with a 1-3 record overall.

He also earned the Mental Attitude Award this season for Northview

Peters returned to the mound in this, his senior year, following arm surgery last year. He compiled a 2.85 ERA to also earn the Low ERA Award for the Knights. He had a 3-5 record and struck out 65 batters in just 51 2/3 innings.

At the plate, Peters batted .314 in 35 at-bats and scored 10 runs with seven RBI. He reached base nearly 48 percent of the time.

Ryne Barr also earned All-WIC status after batting .341 with 30 hits in 88 at-bats and scoring 32 runs to lead Northview. His seven stolen bases also was tops on the team and he drove home 15 runs and reached base at a .514 clip.

The On-Base Percentage Award went to freshman Zac Niehaus who reached base 61 percent of the time and hit .360 with a team-high 15 walks. He had 18 hits in 50 at-bats and had 32 total bases with three home runs.

Dylan Kruse won the Noble Knight Award, playing in 25 games and driving in six runs.

Sophomore Jordan Allen earned the Most Improved JV player Award and saw action in 14 varsity games.

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I thought there were 6 seniors, and who got the Noble Knight award?

-- Posted by almostfootballfree on Mon, Jun 23, 2008, at 5:41 AM

Cody Crooks also received the Best Fielding percentage award.

Dylan Kruse was also a senior that worked very hard this season and received the Noble Knight award.

It is so sad that the person who gave the information to the paper can't remember all the seniors and what they worked so hard to achieve this season.

-- Posted by football free on Mon, Jun 23, 2008, at 4:58 PM

They were 6 Seniors on the team. They are Nick Lancaster, Cody Crooks, Ryne Barr, Keaton Robertson, Curtis Peters, & Dylan Kruse. And Dylan Kruse won the Noble Knight award,(Way to go Big D)even though he wasn't a captain. All these boys are great and deserve a big pat on the back for all the hard work and dedication that they had, even if their season wasn't as good as some would have liked. They "all" went out and tried their very best. Congratulations to all of them on a well played season.

-- Posted by Collin's Mom on Wed, Jun 25, 2008, at 7:39 AM

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