Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Central Michigan sophomore Nick Regnier was named the baseball program's team MVP Tuesday at the annual awards banquet. Regnier batted .321 with 19 extra-base hits and 38 RBI in a breakout season.
Chippewas Celebrate 2013 Season at Annual Awards Banquet

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.- The Central Michigan Baseball team named Nick Regnier the 2013 MVP at its annual awards banquet on Tuesday, May 28.

Regnier finished the season with a .321 batting average, second best on the team. He started 56 of 57 games this season and led the Chippewas with 71 hits and 12 doubles. Regnier recorded multiple hits in 20 games this season, including a career-high four against Ball State (4/12) and Akron (5/12). He set new personal bests in several categories this season, including recording five home runs and 38 RBIs.

Senior Jordan Adams and senior Rick Dodridge received the Captain’s Award. Adams led Central Michigan with eight home runs and 40 RBIs. He hit .237 over the 55 games he appeared in.

Dodridge also was awarded the Chippewa Award, which is presented to the player who best represents the program’s mission statement. He started 13 games on the mound for the Chippewas, posting a team-low 2.99 ERA for all starters. Dodridge finished the season with a 4-4-record and set a new career-best with 46 strikeouts.

Senior Tom Lally was named the Most Improved Player, and his 3.90 GPA was noted as the highest of all seniors on the squad. He appeared in 39 games, recording 25 hits and driving home 10 runs. Lally improved his batting average from .216 as a junior to .248 in his senior season.

Sophomore Pat MacKenzie was recognized as the recipient of the Kevin J. Young Memorial Endowment and is carrying the highest GPA of all non-seniors with a 3.46. He started 53 games this season, hitting .253. Mackenzie notched 11 extra base hits, four more than last season.

Freshman Dylan Goodwin’s 3.61 GPA garnered him honors as the freshman with the highest GPA. The Diamond Bar, Calif., native made 33 appearances, including 24 starts.

Central Michigan concluded the 2013 campaign with a final record of 25-32. The Chippewas won 12 Mid-American Conference games and made its 10th straight appearance at the MAC Tournament. 

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