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Hale's Sotiros earns college baseball honors

West Allis Hale graduate Nick Sotiros, a junior at North Central College (Naperville, Illinois), is receiving a number of honors for his performance in baseball this spring.

Sotiros earned All-American accolades by both D3baseball.com (honorable mention) and the American Baseball Coaches Association (third team). He was on the all-Central Region first team and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin all-conference first team as well.

He batted .389 overall this season, belting a school season-record 22 doubles, which also places him fourth nationally in the NCAA Division III. He led North Central with 68 hits (third on the school's single-season list), including four triples and four home runs, and collected 44 runs batted in, 110 total bases and a .644 slugging percentage.

In conference play alone, Sotiros led the league with a .461 average, 41 hits and 64 total bases. His 13 doubles were second in the conference and he was third in the CCIW with a .719 slugging percentage.

Sotiros, who made the all-conference team for the first time this season, started all 21 games at first base.

Brother Dan Sotiros, another Hale graduate, also plays for North Central as a senior shortstop.

North Central claimed the CCIW crown for the second straight season and earned a bid to the Division III Midwest Regional Tournament.

The Cardinals opened with an 8-6 loss to Luther (Iowa) despite a three-run home run by Nick Sotiros and then beat Kalamazoo (Michigan), 4-2. They fell to St. John's (Minnesota), 8-2, to end their season at 31-12. The 31 victories were the second-most in school history.

West Allis Bowmen slate 3-D shoot

The West Allis Bowmen are holding their annual open 3-D shoot on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, at their club, 11601 Highway G (6-Mile Road) in Raymond.

Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Shooting fees are $15 for nonmembers, and club members and youth are at reduced fees.

An NFAA field/hunter round will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a shotgun start.

For more information, contact Al Jeske at ajeske@wi.rr.com, or visit the website www.westallisbowmen.com.

JOAD league set by Bowmen

The West Allis Bowmen will hold their outdoor JOAD league on Thursday evenings, starting June 2 and running for six weeks, at their club, 11601 Highway G (6-Mile Road).

The league begins at 6 p.m. June 2 and 6:30 p.m. in the remaining weeks. It is open to youths up to 20 years old. Shooting fees are $3 each night for nonmembers, and club members are at reduced fees.

For more information, contact Greg Kaddatz at gregk75@mac.com, or visit the website, www.westallisbowmen.com.