Antoine Rises Above
May 10, 2016 | 8:22 AM
At the end of his second year of collegiate baseball, Collin Antoine has already reached all-star status. This year the Highlanders competed in 40 regular games finishing with a 22-18 record, which is the most successful since 1999. Of those 40 games this year Antoine has found a way on base at least once every game earning a .459 On Base Percentage (OBP). Thirty-eight out of those 40 games, Antoine has also managed to have at least one hit. Last year, the rookie was awarded with most walks, and was named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) 2nd Team All-Conference.
On Thursday, May 12, the Highlanders appear in the first conference tournament in over 16 years.
“I am excited we made it this far. I’m not worried about individual statistics, I work hard for the team. I hope we go out there, have fun, and play good baseball,” Antoine said.
For 2016, Antoine finished regular season with a .400 batting average, with 66 hits, 37 runs, and 24 RBI. He will be placed in the MacMurray record books for individual season for hits, batting average, and triples with five. Antoine is the son of Ed and Peggy Antoine of Lincoln, Ill and is double majoring in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security.
Be sure to follow Antoine and the Highlanders as they are scheduled to compete against the Westminster Blue Jays beginning at 2p.m.