CLEVELAND – Kenyon College senior Mikey Arman and junior Matt Contreras were named Tuesday to the 2018 All-North Coast Athletic Conference baseball team. Their selections were based on balloting from the conference’s ten head coaches.
Arman, now a three-time All-NCAC pick, was named to the 2018 first team, while Contreras, now a two-time honoree, took a spot on the second team.
An outfielder, Arman posted a .427 batting average that led the team and ranked second among all players in the conference. In 34 games played, he was 61-for-143 with 27 runs scored and 30 runs batted in. His slugging percentage (.643) and on-base percentage (.485), as well as his total base count (92), ranked among the NCAC’s top-10.
Those same numbers also had significance in the Kenyon record book. Arman’s .427 batting average was the third-best, single-season output in program history. His slugging percentage ranked sixth and his on-base percentage took over the eight-place spot. Additionally, his 61 hits were the seventh-best total in Lords’ history.
Contreras, a third baseman, led the Lords in doubles (14) and home runs (5). He also ranked second on the team in slugging percentage (.541) and total bases (72). Like Arman, Contreras played in all 34 games for the Lords this season. He ended up with a .308 batting average (41-for-133) with 19 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. On the base paths, Contreras was 8-for-9 in stolen base attempts.
The two Kenyon All-NCAC honorees helped the Lords to a 16-18 overall record, a 10-8 mark in NCAC play and the team’s first appearance in the NCAC Tournament since the 2012 season.