LIBERAL, Kan. – The All-Region VI team has been released and the Saints are once again a dominant force on both the first and second team selections. The Saints rank at the top of the region with 5 selections in total, two more than any other Region VI counterpart. Cameron Cartwright, Trenton Rowan, Elijah Bear, Jaxson Gregg and Brian Luna Alvarez round out the selections for the Saints.
Cameron Cartwright, IF – All-Region VI First-Team:
Cartwright, now both an All-KJCCC West and All-Region first team selection has garnered a lot of praise for his play during the season. Cartwright finished his freshman campaign with 174 at bats, 65 hits, 10 doubles, 1 triple and 17 home runs with 46 runs batted in. Cartwright scored 59 runs and hit for an average of .374 on the year with an on base percentage of .444. In the field, Cameron turned 13 double plays with 52 putouts and 58 assists. Cartwright’s 17 homeruns rank in the top 10 all-time in Saints’ history. Cartwright was also selected as the Freshman of the Year for the KJCCC West earlier in the week.
Trenton Rowan, IF – All-Region VI First-Team:
In 207 at bats Rowan recorded 79 hits with 23 doubles, 1 triple and 10 home runs while hitting for an average of .382 and an on base percentage of .437. Rowan’s 23 doubles rank T-4th all time for a single season in Saints’ history. In the field, Trenton had 51 put-outs and 31 assists helping turn three double-plays from the hot corner. Rowan was also selected as a All-KJCCC West First-Team third baseman earlier this week.
Elijah Bear, DH – All-Region VI First-Team:
Bear, a first team selection, lead the team with 20 homeruns and 80 runs batted in. Elijah slugged the ball all over the ball park and hit for a .387 average with a .463 on base percentage while drawing 21 walks and only striking out 36 times in 212 at bats. Elijah recorded a team leading 82 hits with 20 doubles and 72 runs scored. Bear’s home run numbers rank 3rd all-time in program history. Bear is also a first-team selection for the All-KJCCC West Division.
Jaxson Gregg, IF – All-Region VI Second-Team:
Gregg, a second-team selection finished the year with a .349 batting average and an on-base-percentage sitting at .486 with 195 at-bats (AB). In those 195 Abs, Jaxson had 68 hits, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs with 60 runs batted in and 60 runs scored. Gregg set a Seward County career record with 31 hit-by-pitches during his time as a Saint. Jaxson is also a member of the All-KJCCC West Division first-team at first base.
Brian Luna Alvarez, P – All-Region VI Second Team:
The lefty ace from Colorado is a second team selection for the Saints after winning 10 games and only dropping 3 for Seward County. Luna pitched 81 innings and was able to record 103 strikeouts for an average just below 12 for every 9 innings pitched. Luna finished the season with a 5.44 ERA, allowing only 72 hits and 49 earned runs throughout the year. Brian’s win total ranks T-8th all-time for a single-season in program history with his strikeout numbers ranking 3rd all-time for a single season. Luna was also selected to the First-Team All-KJCCC West team earlier in the week.
To read the NJCAA Region VI release and full list of selections visit: https://www.kjccc.org/sports/bsb/2022-23/releases/20230524nq0cbe