Freshman outfielder Chris Klein
Ill./Huntley) was named the 2011 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
(CCAC) Freshman of the Year and earned first team recognition to highlight four
Saint Xavier University baseball players that earned all-conference honors when
the teams were announced by the conference office Wednesday. In addition to Klein, junior catcher
(Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) also represented the Cougars on the
first team, while freshman first baseman Brad Myjak
(Tinley Park, Ill./Mount
Carmel) and sophomore third baseman Mike Pokers
(Lansing, Ill./Andrean) were
named to the second team. SXU
senior center fielder Anthony Maziur
(Oak Forest, Ill./Northern Illinois
University/Oak Forest) earned a spot on the nine-player CCAC Gold Glove Team as
Klein had a
huge debut season for the Cougars hitting .383 (51-for-133) with 40 runs scored
and 26 RBI over 42 games played.
He finished second on the team in doubles (12) and home runs (4) and had
Saint Xavier's best slugging percentage (.594). Pipolo also had a nice season for SXU batting .394 (71-for-180)
with a team-best 71 hits in 53 games.
He was second on the squad with 47 RBI and tallied 10 doubles and four
homers as well on the year.
Playing in 51 games for the Cougars, Myjak hit .299 (46-for-154) and
posted 10 doubles, two triples and two home runs. He scored 34 runs and 29 RBI and was also a force
defensively leading the team with 333 putouts compared to just seven errors
(.981 fielding percentage). Pokers
led Saint Xavier with a .417 batting average (48-for-115) over 38 games. He also recorded 10 doubles, 32 runs
scored and 24 RBI. Maziur had
SXU's highest fielding percentage at .985 anchoring the middle of the outfield
with 132 putouts and an assist to just two errors.
Saint Xavier finished the
2011 campaign with a 28-27-1 overall record and claimed third place in the
South Division of the CCAC with a 19-11 mark. The Cougars earned a spot into last week's six-team CCAC
Baseball Tournament and got off to a hot start following a 6-4 victory over No.
1 seed Robert Morris University (Ill.).
However, back-to-back losses to No. 4 seed Olivet Nazarene University
(Ill.) and No. 2 seed University of St. Francis (Ill.), respectively,
eliminated SXU from tournament play and ended its season.