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Former MGC/MGSC baseball coach, player, receive recognition
Former MGC/MGSC baseball coach, player, receive recognition

At last weekend's Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame and Annual Awards ceremony, two former members of the Middle Georgia College/Middle Georgia State College baseball team received recognition.

Fomer head coach Crai Young was honored as the 2013 Junior College Coach of the Year.   Career highlights include over 140 players signing with four-year colleges, 40 players making it to the major league level, four Alpine Bank World Series appearances, nine GCAA Region XVII conference championships and four GJCAA tourney championships.  This is his fourth time being named the Georgia Dugout Club Coach of the Year.

Also recognized was former pitcher and third baseman Blake Shouse as Georgia Junior College Player of the Year.  Shouse, a Macon native, allowed three earned runs in 25 relief appearances with a 1.07 ERA.  He had a .309 batting average playing third base.  Shouse won the Georgia Junior College POTY for Region XVII and was a third team NJCAA All Amerca.  He was dfated in the fifth roun of this year's Major League Baseball player's draft by the Colorado Rockies.

***all info courtesy BlecklyProgress.com contributor***

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