Barleben earns All Midwest Region honors

Contributed Story Posted 19 May 2018 at 9:15 am

Contributed Photo – Connor Barleben

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Albion High graduate and Ashland University senior outfielder Connor Barleben has been selected to the D2CCA All-Midwest Region second team the organization announced on Friday .

Barleben is the GLIAC leader in runs batted in (55) and slugging percentage (.659). He also ranks second in the league with 11 home runs and is third in doubles with 18. The left-handed hitter is ninth in the conference in batting average (.357).

Against West Liberty on April 5, Barleben hit three home runs and drove in seven runs, winning GLIAC Player of the Week honors the following Monday. He also hit a walk-off home run against Tiffin on May 5, turning a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 win.

Barleben has been red-hot in the last 11 games, batting .426 (20-for-47) with 10 extra-base hits and 16 RBI. He has seven multi-RBI games in that stretch.

The Eagles (33-20) are the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Midwest Regional and knocked off No. 3-seed Northwood on Thursday, 10-5.

Track and Field
In the NCAA Division III All Atlantic Region, Albion High graduate and SUNY Brockport freshman Chanyce Powell placed fourth in the Triple Jump and eighth in the Long Jump.

Purple Eagles grad and SUNY Brockport senior Marqise Riddick was on the 400 Relay team that placed second. He was also fifth in the Long Jump.

Albion grad and SUNY Fredonia senior Justyn Haines placed second in the Pole Vault.