The Brookhaven Bears gave it their all this baseball season bringing home recognition for their performance both on the field and in the classroom.
The Bears went 23-7 for the season and claimed their second Metro Athletic Conference Title in five years with an 11-3 win over Richland College. They went on to win three postseason games and made it to the District C Finals.
The team made an excellent showing in the All-Conference voting:
- Right fielder, Alex Massie named Second Team All-Conference
- Starting second baseman, Carlos Reyes named First Team All-Conference
- Starting third baseman/catcher, Browning Houser named First Team All- Conference
- Starting pitcher, Douglas Palmer named First Team All-Conference
- Travis Angell and Will Norris claimed both First All-Conference relief pitcher spots.
- Starting centerfielder/pitcher Antony Orta named Conference MVP
Additionally, Brookhaven boasted 16 MAC academic award winners (GPA 3.25 or higher in a semester) and two Academic All-Americans (GPA of 3.6 or higher for the entire school year).
A great season requires motivation and support on and off the field and those efforts were recognized for Coach Brandon Rains who was named the Metro Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. In March, Rains marked his 200th career game win as a head coach.
Congratulations to the Brookhaven Bears and Coach Rains for an amazing season.