Two former Warren standouts have earned postseason baseball accolades.
Illinois Wesleyan's Joe Frericks and Jeff Johnson were named to the all-Central Region squads chosen by D3baseball.com.
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Frericks batted .335 and led the team with 61 hits, 15 doubles, 6 homers and 43 RBI.
His .527 slugging percentage was second best on the team and he was third with 35 runs scored.
He finished his career ranked No. 8 in Illinois Wesleyan history in hits (206), tied for No. 10 with 42 doubles, and No. 3 with 631 at bats. His 175 games played is tied for fourth most at the school and his 149 games started is No. 10.
Johnson had a 6-3 record with a 3.53 earned run average and led IWU with 69 strikeouts in 79.0 innings.
He ended his career ranked No. 6 in school history with 186 strikeouts and No. 7 with 213⅔ innings pitched.
Johnson's 3.03 career ERA is ninth-best in IWU records.
• Freshman infielder Brandon Gibis (Wauconda) helped lead Madison College to a berth in the NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Okla. Gibis is hitting .349 and leads the team with 44 runs scored. He also has 14 stolen bases.
• Grinnell College sophomore center fielder Anthony Mack (LIbertvyille) has earned several postseason honors.
He was named to the first team of the Midwest Conference and named the MWC South Division Position Player of the Year.
Mack was also named to the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Central Region Team as a first-team selection,
He hit .423 this season with 29 RBI, 4 homers, 10 doubles and 2 triples. Mack had a .613 slugging percentage and was successful on 15 of 17 stolen base attempts while scoring 36 runs.
He was also named National Hitter of the Week once by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Augustana sophomore Aileen MacDonald (Mundelein) was chosen as the Titans' Hardest Worker.
McDonald teamed with Kim Sawyer to go 15-6 as Miedema's number one doubles team this year. The duo were the College Conference Illinois and Wisconsin champions at No. 2 doubles.
MacDonald also had a solid season as a singles player.
She posted an overall record of 14-11 while playing mostly at No. 4 singles.
At the CCIW championships, MacDonald was the runner-up at number four singles.
The Titans were undefeated in CCIW regular season play before finishing second to Wheaton in the conference tournament.
John Hamann Golf Outing
With two IHSA Class AA girls golf titles and one runner-up over the past three years, Prospect coach Jim Hamann has one of the most successful programs in the state.
Now he is hoping for another successful 'John Hamann Golf Outing' on June 12 at the Maple Meadows Golf Club In Wood Dale.
The 'John Hamann Athletic Scholarship Fund' was founded in 2010 after the passing of the long time Willowbrook High School teacher, basketball coach and golf coach John Hamann.
John's wife Jalaine, his daughter Julie, his sons Jim and Jeff, and daughters in law Katie and Gina have been instrumental in honoring John's legacy at the high school.
The foundation awards two athletic scholarships to student-athletes at Willowbrook High School every spring.
It also awards scholarships to seniors that attend John and Jalaine's church, The Community Congregational Church of Villa Park.
In 2013, 88 players participated and more than 140 people attended the dinner. Numerous contributions were made for gifts, prizes, raffles and silent auctions.
Visit johnhamannscholarship.org for information about signing up to play and for sponsorship opportunities.
North Central senior Nora Ferguson (Schaumburg) finished first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.07 and second in the 1,500 meters with a personal best time of 4:37.60 at the CCIW Conference meet in Naperville.
Purdue sophomore Laura Maibuecher (Prospect) finished 24th in the 5000 meters with a personal best time of 17:23.99 at the Big Ten Conference meet in West Lafayette, Ind.
Illinois freshman David Kendziera (Prospect) qualified for the NCAA Championship West preliminary round in the 110-meter hurdles (13.93) and 400-meter hurdles (51.27).
• Butler sophomore Eric Peterson (Barrington) finished third in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:27.04 at the Big East Conference meet at Villanova University.
• Illinois-Chicago senior Angelos Karkalis (Rolling Meadows) finished second in the 800 meters in a time of 1:54.28 at the Horizon League Conference meet held in Youngstown, Ohio.
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