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Harper's Becker named N4C baseball player of the year

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By Jonathan Cregier
jcregier@dailyherald.com

Their season may be over, but the postseason accolades are rolling in for the Harper College baseball program.

Six players earned all-league honors in the North Central Community College Conference.

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Third baseman Kurt Becker (Palatine) led the way with a first-team selection along with N4C player of the year honors after hitting .605 for the Hawks.

A pair of former Mid-Suburban league competitors, Theo Yfantis (Wheeling) and right-handed pitcher Mickey Wazorick (Rolling Meadows), joined Becker on the first team. The duo was also named first team all-region.

Yfantis helped keep Harper's season alive with a 3-hit tournament effort against Madison Area Technical College. Against N4C foes, Yfantis hit .302.

A pair of Harper outfielders were named to the N4C second team -- freshman Tyler Crussen (.457 N4C batting average) and center fielder Chris Elliot. Also earning spots on the second team were catcher Zack Jones, James Ioriatti and Brent Kiesel.

Softball makes gains:

The rebuilding effort of the Harper softball program continued in the right direction under second-year head coach Cray Allen this spring, As three Hawks earned a spot on the all-region team.

Raegan Fingerman led the Hawks in batting average and had a team-best 38 RBI. She earned first team all-region along with first team all-N4C honors.

Elk Grove product Tori Liewergen earned second team all-region and all-N4C honors. In the circle, the sophomore collected 8 wins, and she also hit .337 and drove in 20 runs.

Sam Cummings was voted to the Region IV All-Tournament team and earned second-team all-N4C acclaim. In 13 N4C games this season. Cummings hit .342.

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