Former Baseball Player Honored
The Los Angeles Angels recently announced the organization’s 2011 Minor League Award winners.
Former Yavapai College player Kole Calhoun was named the Kenny Myers Minor League Player of the Year. Calhoun played for Sky Smeltzer and the Roughriders from 2006 to 2008.
This past season, the Arizona native was in his second season within the Angels’ system after finishing his collegiate career at Arizona State University. Calhoun spent this past season with the single-A Inland Empire 66ers where he batted .324 with 94 runs scored, 36 doubles, 6 triples, 22 home runs, 99 runs batted in and 20 stolen bases. In the California League he ranked third in total bases, sixth in average, fourth in hits, tied for sixth in home runs and fifth in RBI’s.
In his two years at Yavapai, Calhoun hit .361 with 32 doubles, 91 RBI’s and 19 home runs. His sophomore year, he was honored as a 1st Team All-ACCAC player and 1st Team All-Region I. He was also named an Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American in 2008.