PORTSMOUTH – Baseball placed a program-best six student-athletes on the Mid-South Conference All-Academic team as announced by conference officials. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be in at least sophomore academic standing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. The previous high for the team was six student-athletes that were honored during the 2011 and 2013 seasons.
Seniors Ryan Queener (SR/Mentor, Ohio) and Bryan Sharkey (SR/Bedford, Ohio) earn the academic accolade for the second time in as many seasons with the Bears. Queener is majoring in Business, while Sharkey is majoring in Exercise Science. The third senior to earn this honor is Tyler Kilpatrick (SR/Coshocton, Ohio). Kilpatrick earns the honor in his first season with the Bears. He is majoring in Exercise Science.
Jake Cain (SO/Cold Spring, Ky.), Devon Palmer (FR/Thornville, Ohio), Nolan Potter (JR/Kalamazoo, Mich.), Ryan Valentine (JR/Springboro, Ohio), and Mason Wisner (JR/Bay Village, Ohio) each earned this honor for the first time in their careers. Valentine is majoring in Exercise Science. Wisner is majoring in Sport Management, while Cain, Palmer and Potter are each majoring in Athletic Training.