BPCC places seven on All-Conference team, Pitcher of the Year


Bossier Parish Community College placed seven players on the Region XIV All-Conference baseball team and Zach Saint Pierre was named the Pitcher of the Year.

Cole Ketzner, Mason Hammonds and St. Pierre were all named to the first team from BPCC for the second consecutive year. Freshman outfielder Alejandro Cazorla was also a first team honoree. Ketzner, Hammonds and Cazoria all finished in the top 10 in the region in batting.

Saint Pierre was named the top pitcher in the conference after a season where he was 9-3, logged 74 2/3 innings, led the region with 98 strikeouts and was third in the region with a 3.01 ERA. He is the school career leader in strikeouts and has committed to Southern Arkansas.

Ketzner is a South Alabama commit who had 23 doubles, seven home runs and drove in 55 runs. His .404 average is ranked in the top five in the region.

Hammonds, a Lindale, Texas native, hit .399 for the season and had a .970 fielding percentage playing shortstop. He is committed to Tarleton State.

Centerfielder Cazorla had a standout season hitting .381 with 12 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 22 stolen bases. He also drove in 43 runs from his leadoff position. His 81 hits rank in the top 15 in all of NJCAA.

Sophomore Gavin Baird and freshmen Connor Crowson and Seth Gurr were all named to the second team.

Baird, an Eastern Kentucky commit, hit .374 for the season (top 20 in the region) with 16 doubles and had a .484 on-base percentage.

Crowson, a third baseman, was selected to the second team after hitting .331, with 12 doubles, three home runs and 44 RBI.

Gurr was selected after finishing the regular season with 9-3 record on the mound in 64 innings and posting a 4.22 ERA.

These accolades come after the Cavaliers posted a 35-15-1 record, the most wins since 2003. BPCC finished second in the region with a 23-13 record and will be the No. 2 seed in the sub-region tournament. The Cavs will face Wharton Community College in the first round in San Jacinto on Friday.

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