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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
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BYU’s Hale, Littlewood Receive Season Awards From WCC

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

PROVO, Utah – After wrapping up the regular season with the West Coast Conference title, the BYU baseball team gathered plenty of individual season honors.

Senior outfielder Brock Hale was named the WCC Player of the Year while head coach Mike Littlewood earned Coach of the Year honors.

In addition to Hale and Littlewood’s accolades, the Cougars had several other players named to all-conference teams. Jackson Cluff was listed as a first-team selection while Mitch McIntyre and Easton Walker made the second team. Noah Hill and Brian Hsu were honorable mention selections and Reid McLaughlin made the All-Freshman team.

In addition to his Player of the Year award, Hale made his second straight All-WCC First Team. For the year, he’s been hitting .340 with 44 RBIs and 11 home runs. He’s the first Cougar to win Player of the Year since Brandon Taylor in 2005.

Littlewood was named Coach of the Year after leading BYU to the top seed in the conference tournament with a 19-8 record.

BYU will seek a bid to the NCAA Tournament by beginning play in the conference tournament. The Cougars’ first game of the tournament will start on Thursday at 1 p.m. against Loyola Marymount from Stockton, California.