Sunday, June 2, 2013

Eight Hawks Make All-Region Team

Lazzaratto and Miguel All-Region Team
Lazzaratto and Miguel were selected First Team All-Region. (Jim Cummins)
PALATINE, Ill. – While the Harper baseball program narrowly missed out on an opportunity to play in the NJCAA Division III World Series, eight Hawks players were named to the Region IV All-Region Team for their outstanding accomplishments in the 2013 season.

Starting pitcher Josh Lazzarato (Hoffman Estates, Ill., Indian Creek) and designated hitter Mike Miguel(Algonquin, Ill., Jacobs) earned First Team All-Region honors. Lazzaratto finished the season with a 3-2 record, 2.81 ERA, and 15 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings for the Hawks. Miguel hit for a .359 average, .456 on-base percentage (OBP) and had nine RBIs in 64 at-bats.

Starting pitcher Chris Bobo, catcher Kevin Robinson (Schaumburg, Ill., Conant), infielders Kurt Becker (Palatine, Ill., Palatine) and Theo Yfantis (Prospect Heights, Ill., Wheeling), and outfielders Cory Kay (Arlington Heights, Ill., St. Viator) and Andrew Skinner (Lyons, Ill., St. Joseph) all received Second Team All-Region distinctions.

Bobo led the team with 60 1/3 innings pitched, compiling a 3-5 record and 2.67 ERA and five complete games.  Robinson hit .290 with two home runs and 14 RBIs in 33 games for the Hawks.

Becker hit .374 with a .455 OBP, two homers, 25 RBIs, 14 doubles, and four triples in 38 games. Yfantis hit .353 with a .439 OBP and team highs in hits (47) and runs (37) in 39 games.

Kay hit .363 with a .441 OBP, two homers, and 29 RBIs in 40 games. Skinner hit .331 with team highs in homers (3), RBIs (31), and stolen bases (13) in 39 games.

“I was proud to see the guys receive recognition for their great performance,” said baseball coach Cliff Brown. 

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