Posted jun 9, 2011 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 8, 2011) -- The NJCAA has released its Division I and II Baseball All-Americans for the 2011 season today (June 8). The selections were made by each division's respective baseball committee. Dodge City Community College sophomore, Mitch Corwin, earned second team NJCAA Division II All-American status. He becomes the first Conquistador to earn All-American honors since James Bennett earned 1st team NJCAA Division I honors in 2004.
Corwin, a Buhler High School graduate, earned several honors this past season as he helped lead the Conquistadors to the Plains District championship game. He was the Region VI Division II player of the year and earned 1st team All Jayhawk Western Division. Corwin also earned KJCCC Verizon Wireless Player of the Week and NJCAA Division II National Player of the Week honors in March. During the 2010 season, Corwin earned honorable mention All Jayhawk Western Division honors.
Corwin led the Conquistadors in several offensive categories this past season. He led the Conquistadors in batting average, doubles, hits, RBI’s and stolen bases. Corwin also left his mark in the Dodge City Community College baseball record books. He is in the top ten in every single offensive category and has the top marks in several categories including single season batting average, hits, hits in a career, doubles, doubles in a career, and triples in a career.
The Conquistadors (30-29) finished up their 2011 season at the Plains District tournament in Altus, Oklahoma. The 30 wins is the most wins by a Dodge City Community College baseball team since 2000 and only the third 30 win season since 1980.
For the third straight year over 10,000 student-athletes suited up to play NJCAA baseball this season, which is the most athletes to participate in any NJCAA sport for the 2010-11 academic year. Of the 10,000 student-athletes that suited up this year in the sport of baseball in Divisions I, II and III, only 126 earned NJCAA All-America honors