With the unfortunate ending to the inaugural 2017 season of ACGC baseball, here are the final statistics for the Chargers in 2017.
First year head coach Willie Patti and his squad ended with a record of 5-18 overall while ending the season tied for ninth in conference play at 4-14. The Charger bats hit .253 as a team while slugging .296 and on base at a clip of .357. ACGC totaled 56 RBI’s with 96 runs scored on the year and their 135 hits on the season breaks down to 114 singles, 19 doubles, and 2 triples. The Chargers were successful in 63 out of 67 stolen base attempts.
Individually Jacob Joliet led the charge for ACGC offensively by leading the team in batting average at .492, slugging at .574, and on base percentage at .551. The senior led the team in total hits with 30 and in doubles with 5 which accumulated into 7 RBI’s. Joilet was a spark on the base paths with a perfect 19 stolen bases out of 19 attempts. Jacob’s patients at the plate was showcased after just 2 strikeouts all season long. The RBI leader for the Chargers this season came off the bat of junior Caden Wardyn with 9.
Defensively the Chargers were the most sound team in the conference suffering a conference low 9 errors. That was 26 errors fewer than the conference’s second lowest mark with West Central Valley’s 35. Sophomore Avery Wheatley led ACGC in put outs with three.
ACGC’s pitching was not as bad as the 7.39 ERA suggests based on the fact that the Charger pitching staff collectively held opponents to a .225 batting average on the year. The Chargers surrendered 132 earned runs off of 174 hits allowed through 125 total innings pitched. The pitching staff collectively issued 114 walks while tossing 87 strikeouts. Individually Jacob Joliet led the team in strikeouts with 20 through 26 1/3 innings pitched. The individual who held the opposition down the most went to Quenton Spack who held the opposing bats to .268 at the plate.
The Chargers ended the season with three seniors on the roster in Cade Suhr, Logan Scheuermann, and Jacob Joliet.