GSW’s Kranick, Alderman earn post-season accolades

Published 10:27 am Thursday, May 25, 2017


FLORENCE, SC – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) senior outfielder, Evan Alderman, and infielder, Alex Kranick, were both honored following the 2017 Peach Belt Conference tournament, held in mid-May.
Alderman was named to the All-Tournament baseball team following the championship game at Sparrow Stadium on May 13.
Alderman went 6-for-11 (.545) over the Hurricanes’ three games in the tournament with a double, two runs batted in, and four walks.
The Oxford, Ga., native went two-for-four with a walk in the opening game against top seed, and number-two in NCAA Division II, North Georgia. In the Hurricanes’ second game of the tournament, he reached base safely in all six trips to the plate in the elimination game win over No. 4 seed Columbus State University. Alderman turned in a four-for-four performance with two walks against the Cougars.
Alderman wrapped up his collegiate career having started 172 games for GSW, posting a .330 batting average and leaving as the all-time program leader for hits in a career with 229. He’s the fourth PBC All-Tournament selection for GSW in program history, the first since 2010.
Two days later, GSW infielder, Alex Kranick, was named to the 2017 All-Peach Belt Conference baseball second team.
Kranick, a senior from Tampa, Fla., started all 46 games this spring for the Hurricanes and led the team in several categories, including: batting average (.413), hits (76), total bases (95) and doubles (14). His 20 multi-hit games were a team best and he shattered the school record with a 30-game hitting streak. He finished the regular season ranked third in the Peach Belt in batting average, sixth in hits, and 10th in walks.
Kranick becomes the first infielder in program history to earn All-Peach Belt honors and the first GSW player at any position since 2011.