OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Southern Union outfielder Jackson Hesterlee is the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Community College Athlete of the Year.
A North Carolina signee, Hesterlee will be presented the statewide award at the organization’s banquet Sunday night in Hoover, Alabama.
He led the Alabama Community College Conference with a .420 batting average while driving in 52 runs in 50 games. He was the ACCC North Division Player of the Year.
Hesterlee ranked among the Top 5 in the conference in a number of statistical categories, including runs (50), hits (68), doubles (16) and triples (four). He was second with a .532 on-base percentage and a .716 slugging percentage.
Hesterlee was the North Division Player of the Year this season.