Kemp, Watson, Parker and Heckman Summer in Shenandoah
Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana baseball standouts Joe Kemp, Reggie Watson, Ryan Parker and Corby Heckman wrapped up a successful summer with the Harrisonburg Turks of the Shenandoah Valley League. The Hoosier contingent led the Turks to a 30-14 record, the best in the league, and a Southern Division championship.
Kemp was named the team MVP and captured the league batting title with a .397 average. The Bowie, Md., native was also selected to the All-Valley team by the media. Kemp finished tied for third in the league with 59 hits, fourth with 38 RBI and fifth with 34 runs scored.
Watson was also a member of the All-Valley team after leading the team with 24 stolen bases in 28 attempts (26-30 including the playoffs). The Cincinnati, Ohio, native closed out the year second in the league in steals, tied for third with 37 runs scored, ninth with a .323 batting average and 10th with 50 hits.
In addition, Kemp and Watson were selected to the Shenandoah Valley All-Star Game. The Hoosier teammates played for the Southern All-Stars in the game.
A selection of the Texas Rangers in the Major League Baseball Draft (42nd round), Kemp started at first base and went 1-for-2 with one run scored. Watson saw action in center field.
Heckman started 28 games on the season, compiling a .305 batting average with a pair of home runs, 25 RBI and 15 runs scored.
Parker saw action in 43 games, driving in 20 runs with 35 hits, 10 doubles 21 runs scored.
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