Tyler Sroczynski and Kyle Kolb Gain All-American Recognition

Post-season honors continue to come in for Tyler Sroczynski (Dyer, Indiana) and Kyle Kolb (Roanoke, Illinois) who led the team to a NAIA National Tournament Opening Round appearance as the CCAC Tournament Champions.  Sroczynski, a senior outfielder, was named NAIA All-America Second Team and Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA). Kolb, a junior short stop, also received NAIA All-America honors in the Honorable Mention category.

Tyler Sroczynski, who was the CCAC Player of the Year, finished the season with a .436 batting average and ranked 11th in the NAIA. With 92 hits for the season he was 10th in the nation in total hits.  He also ranked seventh in doubles with a total of 25. In addition, he had three triples and seven home runs for the year. Sroczynski led the team and the conference with a school record 41 stolen bases. He ranked third in the NAIA in total steals and sixth in steals per game.  In addition he ranked in the top 25 in total bases and runs. In addition to his stats on the field, Sroczynski earned high marks in the classroom as a double major in exercise science and psychology to receive the CoSIDA Academic All-America honor as well as scholar-athlete honors from the NAIA, NCCAA, and CCAC.

Kyle Kolb earned NAIA All-America Honor Mention status after leading the Trolls with a .449 batting average. He ranked first in the conference and sixth in the NAIA in that category. In the nation he also ranked 19th overall in total hits and 10th in hits per game with 88 hits, including 20 doubles, two triples, and four home runs.  For the season he also posted 52 RBI and had 52 runs. Defensively at short stop he led the team with 144 assists.  

Overall the Trolls ended the season with a 35-23 record and claimed the program’s first conference tournament title.