Tennessee Wesleyan Baseball Champions Inducted Into The Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tennessee Wesleyan College Director of Athletics Donny Mayfield accepts the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2013 Male Amateur Team of the Year honor on behalf of the 2012 Tennessee Wesleyan College NAIA Baseball World Series Champions.
Tennessee Wesleyan College Director of Athletics Donny Mayfield accepts the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2013 Male Amateur Team of the Year honor on behalf of the 2012 Tennessee Wesleyan College NAIA Baseball World Series Champions.

The 2012 Tennessee Wesleyan College NAIA Baseball World Series Champions were recently inducted as the 2013 Male Amateur Team of the Year into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Winning the NAIA World Series in 2012, it was the TWC’s men’s baseball team’s third consecutive appearance at the NAIA World Series, and first ever National Championship for the college.

“Our baseball team being selected by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame as the 2013 Male Amateur Team of the Year was a tremendous honor and final accolade to be bestowed on our national championship season,” said Donny Mayfield, TWC director of athletics.

“It was a great experience being honored in Nashville the same night that many great coaches, athletes, and entertainers, such as Leonard Hamilton, Frank Wycheck, Anfernee Hardaway, and Vince Gill, were inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.”

Tennessee Wesleyan qualified for the 2012 NAIA National Tournament by winning their 11th straight Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship and advancing to the World Series by winning the National Tournament Opening Round Kingsport, Tenn., bracket. TWC set a World Series record for homeruns by a team at 17 and tournament MVP Jordan Guida set a World Series record for individual homeruns at 7.

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee's sports heritage while honoring the contributions of legendary individuals and teams that have significant ties to the state. Through this mission, they recognize the positive attributes of their inductees such as hard work, team work, dedication, focus, and how these attributes are needed to achieve success in life.



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