HILLSBORO — It was a first for the KCAC on Tuesday.
Tabor College’s Manny DeLeon became the first baseball player in KCAC history to be named NAIA National Player of the Year.
DeLeon was probably too good to be playing at this level, as he hit .440 with 25 homers, 25 doubles and stole 24 bases. He led the NAIA in RBIs (108), total bases (208) and slugging percentage (.897).
According to reports, DeLeon could be picked on Thursday when Major League Baseball conducts its annual draft.
Tabor has won or shared the KCAC title each of the last five years.