3 Chargers Baseball Players Named to All-Region IV Team

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:04 PM

Galesburg, IL

Three members of the Carl Sandburg College baseball team have been named to the All-Region IV Division II North Central District Second Team for their play this spring.

Mitchell Ellison (East Moline, Ill./United Township) and Jordan Chandler (Erie, Ill./Erie) made the squad as infielders, while Levi Brening (Coon Rapids, Minn./DuQuoin) was among the outfield selections. The recognition comes on the heels of all three players also earning All-Arrowhead Conference honors.

Brening, a sophomore right fielder, led the Chargers in several offensive categories and finished among the top five in every offensive statistic. He appeared in 51 of Sandburg’s 53 games and led the team in slugging (.681), home runs (11), doubles (16) and RBIs (47), and he tied for the team lead in runs (51) over 196 plate appearances. Brening finished second among Chargers in batting average (.361) and OPS (1.125) while placing third in on-base percentage (.444) and triples (two).

Chandler, a freshman first baseman, played in all but one game, leading the team in on-base percentage (.466), OPS (1.135) and walks (33) in 189 plate appearances. He also tied for the team lead in triples (five), and his nine steals (in nine attempts) were good for second on the team. Chandler also ranked second among Chargers in slugging (.669), homers (nine) and doubles (14). He was third on the team in RBIs (37), fifth in runs (41) and his .324 batting average was sixth on the team.

Ellison, a two-year starter at third base, played in 49 games and made 175 plate appearances as a sophomore. His 39 RBIs were second to Brening, and he was third on the team in batting average (.342) and home runs (five). Ellison also was fourth among Sandburg players in on-base percentage (.429), slugging (.507), and OPS (.935).


2017 All-Region IV Division II North Central District Baseball Team
First Team

Infielders — Nick Vasic (McHenry County, sophomore), Brett Stratinsky (McHenry County, sophomore), Matt Littrell (Kankakee, sophomore), Connor Lowrie (Black Hawk, sophomore).

Outfielders — Pedro Alfonseca (Black Hawk, freshman), Bryce Butler (Kankakee, freshman), Justin Blasinski (McHenry County, sophomore).

Catcher — Wyatt Mascarella (McHenry County, sophomore).

Designated hitter — Gama Martinez (Black Hawk, sophomore).

Pitchers — Devin Peters (Kankakee, sophomore), Jack Eagan (Madison, freshman), Zach Erdman (Black Hawk, sophomore).

Second Team

Infielders — Yaniel Vargas (Morton, sophomore), Gunnar Haskins (Black Hawk, sophomore), Jordan Chandler (Sandburg, freshman), Mitchell Ellison (Sandburg, sophomore).

Outfielders — Levi Brening (Sandburg, sophomore), Alex Cimaroli (McHenry County, freshman), Chris Lund (Madison, sophomore).

Catcher — Chase Gadau (Kankakee, sophomore).

Designated hitter — Diego Rincon (Morton, freshman).

Pitchers — Tyler Jones (McHenry County, sophomore), Sam Lund (Madison, sophomore), Waylon Richardson (Kankakee, freshman).

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