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Day one of their freshman year began the major contributions from this class. Six of them played the field in at least 15 games as freshmen and Tommy Carion started seven games on the mound that year. Tim Lynch, career hit by pitch record holder, started 36 games at shortstop as a freshman. With two starts against Holy Cross on May 1st, Lynch should take over the school’s record of total games played. Following the series against Trine, he had played in 145 games as a Hornet, starting every one of them. Taking a look at the school’s single-season and career records, the seniors’ success is undeniable. Of the nine seniors who are primarily field players, six of them have had at least one .300 plus hitting season. Jake Hansen has the high number for the class, hitting .402 during his sophomore season. Hansen is the school record holder for hits in a season with 51 in 2010. During the same year, Hansen’s double total, 10, was good enough for the third best single-season total and his 12 game hit streak also ranks third in school history. David Kamerman holds single-season records in runs (44), walks (27), and the three highest stolen base totals (20, 20 and 19). He also holds career records in stolen bases (63), walks (77), and runs (108).
Tommy Carion has had one of the strongest senior campaigns for the Hornets. Carion is 3-5 with an ERA at 2.62. He has started nine games, thrown six complete games, and has even added two saves. A season ERA of 2.62 would be good enough for fifth all-time.
With three wins in their final six games, the class of 2012 will take over as the class with the highest percentage of wins in school history. They will play their final home games against Olivet on Friday, May 4th, at Homer Stryker Field before ending their season on the road against Olivet this Saturday.