Two local players were honored by the Ohio Valley Conference recently being named to the All Freshman team in baseball. Former Madison Central Indians Jacob Ferris and Logan Thomason earned the honors after their successful freshman campaigns for the Colonels.
Ferris and Thomason helped lead the Indians to the state tournament last season and both joined EKU this year. Logan Thomason saw action in 53 games this season starting 48 of them. He had a batting average of .288 with 51 hits. He had 9 doubles, a triple, and 5 home runs. He knocked in 35 RBI and scored 31 runs. He was also 4-6 in stolen bases. Defensively he played well with a .955 fielding percentage recording 58 putouts and 69 assists. He only committed 6 errors.
Jacob Ferris pitched well as a freshman going 6-4 on the year with a 5.63 earned run average. He appeared in 17 games starting 11 of them. He pitched 62 1/3 innings allowing 55 hits and 46 runs, only 39 of those runs were earned. He struck out 58 batters and walked 36. He picked off three runners and held opponents to a .235 batting average.
EKU won 30 games in back to back seasons for the first time since 99/00. The Colonels enter the OVC tournament as the 6th seed and they play 3rd seed Morehead State Wednesday afternoon