NIACC's Ball selected 1st-team all-region; 4 on 2nd-team

NIACC freshman Bryce Ball was selected to the NJCAA Region XI first-team.
NIACC freshman Bryce Ball was selected to the NJCAA Region XI first-team.

MASON CITY - NIACC freshman first baseman Bryce Ball was selected to the NJCAA Region XI first-team infield.

It is the seventh straight season that the Trojans have had at least one first-team all-region selection.

NIACC's Brandon Michie and Connor Enochs were second-team infield selections, Matt Schwarz was a second-team outfield selection and Mitch Neunborn was a second-team designated hitter pick.

NIACC closer Chase Stewart was an honorable mention selection as a pitcher.

NIACC coach Travis Hergert has had 32 all-region selections since taking over the program in the 2013 season.

Ball hit .419 (85 hits) with 22 doubles, seven home runs, 52 RBIs, 47 walks and scored 49 runs. The .419 batting average is the seventh best in NIACC school history, the 22 doubles is tied for third on the school's single-season list and the 85 hits is fifth best in school history.

Michie hit .337 with 19 doubles, 10 home runs, 57 RBIs, 44 walks and scored 57 runs. The 19 doubles is tied for eighth on the school's single-season list.

Enochs hit .274 with 12 doubles, 35 RBIs, 34 walks and scored 48 runs.

Neunborn hit .331 with 13 home runs, 11 doubles, 39 RBIs and scored 43 runs. The 13 home runs is tied for sixth on the school's single-season list.

Stewart was 3-2 with eight saves in 17 2/3 innings. The eight saves is tied for third on school's single-season list.

ALL-REGION SELECTIONS IN HERGERT ERA (2013-17)

2013

Drew Verstegen (outfield) first team

Lucas Bakker (pitcher) second team

Max Waletich (infield) honorable mention

Ryan Voves (outfield) honorable mention

Nick Veale (pitcher) honorable mention

2014

Ryan Moran (infield) first team

Brett Guba (infield) second team

Daniel Bradley (outfield) honorable mention

2015

Robbie Glendinning (infield) first team

Daniel Bradley (outfield) first team

Luke Becker (infield) first team

Juan De La Cruz (catcher/first base) second team

Spencer Halloran (outfield) second team

Quinn Ahern (pitcher) second team

Riley Pollard (relief pitcher) second team

Troy Bullingham (outfield) honorable mention

2016

Malique Ziegler (outfield) first team (ICCAC player of the year)

Blake Whitecotton (catcher) first team

Troy Bullingham (outfield) first team

Dan Loats (pitcher) second team

Derek Lieurance (pitcher) second team

Danny Beizer (pitcher) second team

Robbie Glendinning (infield) second team

Jonathan Cruz (infield) second team

Brandon Michie (infield/outfield) second team

Spencer Halloran (outfield) second team

Austin LaDoux (infield) honorable mention

2017

Bryce Ball (infield) first team

Brandon Michie (infield) second team

Connor Enochs (infield) second team

Matt Schwarz (outfield) second team

Mitch Neunborn (designated hitter) second team

Chase Stewart (pitcher) honorable mention

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