OCC Baseball Post-Season Honors

OCC Navy Blue Knight Helmet
Jul 07, 2021

Olney Central College Baseball finished the 2021 season with a 34-21 record and was named an Academic All-American Team with a 3.24 team grade point average.

Several players earned postseason honors. Those named Great Rivers Athletic Conference All-Conference were:
• Peyton Meredith, who finished with a .419 batting average and 29 runs batted in;

• Nick Rucker, who hit .356, with 40 RBI;

• Sam Rowan, who batted .328, with 28 RBI and 21 stolen bases; and

• Reed Blaszczyk, who tallied a .329 batting average and 50 RBI.

Two players have opted to continue their baseball careers. Thomas King has committed to NCAA Division I Houston Baptist and Tucker Platt has committed to Indiana University-Kokomo (NAIA).

Former Blue Knights are also excelling on the diamond.

• Jerad Eickhoff returned to the major leagues with the New York Mets.

• Braden Scott signed with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League.

• Jordan Cozart was chosen First Team in the Ohio Valley Conference at Murray State University, with a .318 batting average, 19 home runs and 58 RBI.

• Phil Archer was selected Honorable Mention in the Missouri Valley Conference, as well as First Team Scholar Athlete, at Southern Illinois University. He had a .322 batting average, 11 HR and 60 RBI.

• Aaron Beck was named First Team in the Missouri Valley, as well as Newcomer of the Year. He ended the season at Indiana State University with a .319 batting average, 3 HR and 24 RBI.