Brady Kerr, who earned All-Tournament Team honors at the NWAC Championship Tournament and also was the team’s MVP, Gold Glove, and Most Inspirational Award winner, is one of 12 BC sophomores moving on and will play at the University of Portland.
With the 2014 fall season rapidly approaching, Bellevue College baseball sends off one of the most memorable sophomore classes in the history of the program highlighted by the only NWAC player selected in the major league draft and twelve players receiving scholarships to play at the four-year level, including ten at the NCAA division one level.
More importantly, 13 of the 14 (93% graduation rate) received their Associates Transfer Degree , with half of them over a 3.0 and three earning distinction honors for their exceptional grade point average.
The list of departing sophomores playing at the four-year level: John Bodenhamer (Quinnipiac University), Cody Culp (University of Hawaii), Alex Hatch (University of Hawaii), Brady Kerr (University of Portland), Brandon Mahovlich (University of Missouri), Ryan Malone (Campbell University), Nick Pribble (University of Tennessee-Martin), Aaron Sandefur (University of Pittsburgh), Jordan Silva (Peru State University), Sheldon Stober (Seattle University), Aaron Stroosma (Liberty University), Jeff Wyner (Chapman University).
Nick Kiel opted to forego his remaining college eligibility after he was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 18th round and has already been promoted to Class A Everett Aqua Sox after going 4-0 with a 1.31 ERA at the rookie level.