Van Slyke and Scholl Honored for Outstanding Summers

Sept. 8, 2004


Kansas junior outfielder A.J. Van Slyke was selected by Baseball America as an All-American following his strong performance with the Bluff City Bombers of the Central Illinois Collegiate League over the summer. Teammate and fellow outfielder, Andy Scholl, was selected as a Silver Glove winner for his outstanding defensive play in the Northwoods League.

Van Slyke led the Central Illinois Collegiate League in batting average (.402), slugging percentage (.667), home runs (9) and finished second in the league in RBI (40), doubles (15) and stolen bases (19). The LaDue, Mo., native was the only Bomber to play in all 48 games. Following the conclusion of the season, Van Slyke was the league’s recipient of the Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award.

Scholl, who is entering his senior season, played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League. The Albuquerque, N.M., native played in 54 games for the Huskies and batted .294 while driving in 33 runs. He led the team with 65 hits, including 21 doubles and two home runs. During the summer, Scholl committed no defensive errors in the field.