The Nashville Hornets baseball team wrapped up their season with their end of the season awards banquet this past weekend. Six players received individual awards. Bryce Bultman, Gavin Baldwin, Cole Malawy, Kelton Harre, Todd Jahnke, and Nick Paszkiewicz all received awards.
Bultman was named team MVP. Baldwin and Malawy were named Top Offensive Players. Harre and Malawy were named Top Defensive Players. Jahnke was named as the Top Pitcher. Paszkiewicz and Baldwin received the Jody Gajewski Hustle Award. Paskiewicz, Harre and Jahnke received the Most Improved Player Awards. The Nelson Hutching Batting Average Award went to Bryce Bultman.
Bultman played in every game for the Hornets seeing time at first base and on the mound. Bultman led the team in doubles, and batting average. Bultman tied for the team lead in hits and singles. Bultman was second on the team in innings pitched, games pitched, wins, runs, on base percentage, and slugging percentage. Bultman finished with 44 hits, 33 singles, 11 doubles, and a .415 average. Bultman ended the season with a .496 on base percentage, and a .519 slugging percentage. On the mound, Bultman pitched in 14 games, ten of which he started. Bultman pitched 48 innings, and finished with a 6-2 record. Bultman record one save. Bultman struck out 36 and finished with a 2.042 ERA.
Malawy started every game at shortstop this season for Nashville. Malawy led the Hornets in at-bats, plate appearances, and walks. Malawy finished with 147 plate appearances, and 115 at bats. Malawy tied for the team lead in hits, singles, RBIs, and runs. Malawy finished with 44 hits, 33 of which were singles. Malawy doubled nine times, and hit one triple and one home run. Malawy batted .383 on the season, which was second on the team.
Baldwin was a force in the middle up the lineup for the Hornets. Baldwin led Nashville in extra base hits, total bases, doubles, and home runs. Baldwin tied for the team lead with 40 RBIs, and 41 runs scored. Baldwin played right field primarily, but also saw some time on the mound this season. On the mound, Baldwin appeared in eight games, all of which were in relief. Baldwin finished 1-1 with 11 strikeouts in eight innings.
Harre started every game behind the plate for the Hornets. Harre was tied for third on the team with 36 hits, and second on the team with 32 singles. Harre scored 36 runs on the year. Harre finished with a .360 average. Harre led Nashville with 25 stolen bases. Harre was a perfect 25/25 in stolen base attempts.
Jahnke led the Hornets with 58 innings this season. Jahnke started ten games, and won a team-high nine. Jahnke led Nashville in strikeouts with 66, and walked 13 batters. Jahnke finished the season with a 2.052 ERA. At the plate, Jahnke set an NCHS school record by being hit by a pitch 20 times. Jahnke batted .232 on the season, and was third on the team among regular players with a .494 on base percentage.
Paszkiewicz was the Hornets everyday center fielder this past season. Paszkiewicz played in every game batting .321. Paszkiewicz was third on the team with 36 hits, and 25 singles. Paszkiewicz tied for second on the team with nine doubles. Paszkiewicz was second on the team with two home runs. Paszkiewicz drove in 20 runs and scored 34 runs on the season.