Former Orioles outfielder Larry Bigbie will be among five former student-athletes inducted into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday. Bigbie was an All-America second-team selection and Mid-American Conference Player of the Year in 1999 after his career with a school-record .386 batting average. The previous year, he was one of four juniors in conference history to accumulate at least 200 hits. His school-record 24-game hitting streak in 1999 was the third longest in MAC history, and he helped the Cardinals to their first MAC baseball title and a school-record 42 victories. The Orioles drafted him with the 21st selection in the first round of the 1999 draft, and he played for them from 2001 to 2005.
More baseball: Wesley College named senior third baseman Grant Morlock (Fallston) its captain. Morlock, a three-year starter, has batted .334 over his career with a .494 slugging percentage and .448 on-base percentage. As a junior, he finished in the Capital Athletic Conference's top 10 in seven offensive categories, including second in walks (33) and third in on-base (.492).
Swimming: Towson senior Devin Kirby was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Swimmer of the Week. ... Salisbury freshman Eric Robichaud (Broadneck) was named Capital Athletic Conference Men's Swimming Athlete of the Week.
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