BREVARD, N.C.- Alex Bedenbaugh, Dustin Haithcox, Kevin Hamilton and Eric Renegar were among the 126 students who participated in Brevard College’s 161st Commencement Exercise on Saturday, officially closing the book on the careers of four baseball seniors who have made a tremendous impact during their tenure at BC.
The class of 2014 was an instrumental part of BC’s success in 2012 when the Tornados finished 3rd in the South Atlantic Conference, the highest finish for any Brevard College baseball team since joining the conference in 2008.
“These four seniors have done a great job here at Brevard College in their athletic and academic career,” said McCay. “My hope for every player is that they come in and have a successful career and graduate better prepared as a person, and I believe these four guys did that.”
Bedenbaugh finished his senior season hitting .289, the highest average of his career while serving as a leader in the clubhouse and on campus.
Haithcox set the Brevard College NCAA record for appearances with 27 in 2014, and graduates tied for the single-season and career records for saves since BC joined the NCAA as a full member in 2008. The lefty also holds the record for career appearances with 66.
Hamilton owns the top two single-season NCAA records for ERA, compiling a 3.25 ERA as a senior after a earning a 3.28 ERA in 2013. The righty is the Brevard College NCAA career leader in wins (14) and strikeouts (174), and owns the career records ERA (3.73) and strikeouts per nine innings pitched (7.66).
Renegar ends his career at BC with a laundry list of records to his name, including the career marks for games played (182), games started (179), runs scored (117), total hits (212), doubles (30), triples (6), total bases (275), and RBI (90). Renegar also holds the single-season record for hits (68) and triples (4), both achieved during the 2012 season.
“I’m very grateful for each of these guys and what they've done here,” McCay added. “There isn't really a way to replace what they meant to our program and this school.”