Three Harris Stowe State Hornets Earn National Recognition

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ST. LOUIS – With baseball season quickly approaching, several Harris-Stowe State University baseball players have been recognized as players to watch by national organizations. Cole Danielson (SR/Palm Springs, CA), Stephen Wells (SR/Orlando, FL), and Chase Goldwater (SR/Grandview, TX) have all been recognized as players to watch by College Baseball Newspaper while Wells and Danielson were also named to the Black College Nine’s 2019 HBCU Pre-Season All-Elite Small School First Team.

Danielson, a senior utility player out of Palm Springs, California, appeared in 51 games last season getting the start in 50 of them. He finished with season with a .356 batting average while racking up 58 hits, 13 doubles, two triples, 52 runs scored, 44 RBI’s and 10 homeruns. He also finished the season with a .644 slugging percentage as well as a .505 on base percentage while racking up 105 total bases on the year.

Wells, a senior pitcher out of Orlando, Florida, appeared in 16 games last season making 10 starts. He finished with year with a team best 1.74 earned run average in 77.2 innings pitched. He allowed just 15 earned runs, 71 hits, and an opponent’s batting average of .228 while racking up 74 strikeouts on the year. Wells finished the season ranked seventh in the NAIA in both total earned runs (15) and earned run average (1.740). In three seasons with the Hornets, Wells has a career record of 14-9 in 37 appearances and a career earned run average of 4.55.

Goldwater, a senior utility player out of Grandview, Texas, appeared in 22 games making 21 starts last season. He finished the year with a .359 batting average while racking up 23 hits, three doubles, four homeruns, and 27 RBI’s. He had a .594 slugging percentage and a .408 on base percentage while accumulating 38 total bases on the season.

The Hornets baseball team will kick off their season on Friday, February 1st when they travel to Tyler, Texas to take on the Texas College Steers in a nonconference matchup. Harris-Stowe will play a double-header that day with their first game starting at noon and their second game to follow. The Hornets will play their home opener on Friday, February 22nd when the Trinity Christian College Trolls come to town for a double-header. The first game is set to start at noon with the second game to follow at Stars Park.

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