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SANBORN — The Western New York Athletic Conference has announced the 2022 All-WNYAC baseball teams with six players from Jamestown Community College receiving the honors.
For the Jayhawks, redshirt freshman pitcher Bryce Jackson (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown HS), redshirt freshman first baseman Yordangel Gonzalez (Miami/Miami Jackson Senior HS), and shortstop / pitcher Nate Johnson (Lakewood, NY / Southwestern HS) all received All-WNYAC First Team honors. Outfielders Wyatt Hennessy (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago HS), Billy Harmon (Racine, Ohio/Southern Local HS) and Ayden Reagle (Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove HS) received second-team honors.
Jackson was once again the go-to man on the mound, going 4-4 in nine appearances including one stoppage. He had a 2.23 ERA and struck out 57, good for 11.57 strikeouts per nine innings. Jackson’s ERA is down 0.47 from a year ago while giving up fewer runs, earned runs and walks.
Jackson eclipsed the 100 strikeout mark for his career, striking out a career-high 13 batters in a season-opening 7-0 win over Westmoreland County CC. Jackson’s performance earned him NJCAA Region 3 Player of the Week. He had another double-digit batting performance this season, striking out 12 batters for Onondaga CC to claim the win in a 1-0 game.
Another highlight of the season for Jackson came in a wild 13-12 win over SUNY Broome CC, entering the game in the top of the seventh inning for the save opportunity. The right-hander ended the Hornets offense and retired two to preserve the victory.
Gonzalez has made a big leap this season at the plate, tallying 36 hits, 17 extra hits, a .356 batting average and 1.029 over-base percentage while leading in 27 runs. He hosted five games where he had three hits. At Tompkins Cortland CC, Gonzalez went 3-for-3 in Game 2, including a home run, and had a season-high four runs.
Gonzalez was also a solid first baseman on the defensive end, collecting 149 outs on 156 attempts for a .974 save percentage.
Johnson was stellar at the plate in the first roll, collecting a team-high 38 hits, 17 extra hits, hitting .388 and an over-base percentage of 1.074. He had a career-high four hits against Finger Lakes CC, including three doubles in Game 2 on April 24.
On the mound, Johnson saw action in eight games where he picked up a win and a stoppage. Johnson retired 14 batters during the season.
Hennessy was a fine combination of power and speed, tallying 25 hits, including 14 extra hits, a .281 batting average and .922 slugging percentage on base plus while making 22 carries. He had a monster game in a wild 13-12 win over SUNY Broome CC in Game 2 of a doubleheader, going 4-for-5 and leading in seven points to help ignite the Jayhawks’ offense.
Later that season against the Hornets, Hennessy went 3-for-5, including two homers, in Game 1 of a doubleheader. From the field, Hennessy had a .953 field percentage with 37 out of 43 attempts.
Harmon was a jack of all trades this season for the Jayhawks, seeing action in the outfield, on the mound and some behind the plate. He also saw his numbers jump from a year ago, collecting 23 hits, six doubles, a .295 batting average, a .790-plus strike on base while leading in 15 runs.
Harmon had a season-high three hits in three different games while having a season-high three RBIs in the season opener against Westmoreland County CC.
On the mound, Harmon was 2-3 while striking out 13 batters. From the field, he had 25 out of 33 attempts for a .909 field percentage.
Like the rest of the group, Reagle saw his numbers improve exponentially in his second season with the Jayhawks. He had 23 hits, a .324 batting average and a .776 over-base strike.
Reagle had two hits in seven different games during the year to accompany a season-high two RBIs in Game 2 of a doubleheader at SUNY Broome CC. On the field, Reagle was a solid as they come with 42 out of 44 attempts for a .955 field percentage.