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For Immediate Release


ALEXANDER CITY, AL – June 12, 2024 – Central Alabama Community College (CACC) is proud to announce the outstanding achievements of our spring sports teams. This season, our student-athletes have demonstrated exceptional talent, dedication, and sportsmanship, making significant strides in their respective sports.

Softball Highlights

Our softball team concluded the season with an impressive 41-19 overall record and a stellar 28-4 record in conference play. The team was crowned the ACCC Conference Regular Season Champions, and Greg Shivers was honored as the ACCC Coach of the Year. Additionally, the team achieved an impressive 3.54 GPA, showcasing its commitment to academic excellence.

Individual accolades include:

First Team All ACCC: Campbell Hecklinski (C), Jenna Castleberry (P), Kelbi Johnson (IF), Morgan Brewer (OF), Blair Darby (OF)
ACCC Pitcher of the Year: Jenna Castleberry

The team also made a strong appearance at the NJCAA World Series.

President Jeff Lynn expressed his satisfaction with the team’s accomplishments: “Our softball team has exemplified excellence both on and off the field. Their achievements this season are a testament to their hard work, dedication, and Coach Greg Shivers’s outstanding leadership.”

Golf Highlights

The CACC golf team finished #5 in the NJCAA Tournament, emerging as District Tournament Champions and ACCC Conference Champions. Coach Daniel Allen received accolades as both the Conference Coach of the Year and District Coach of the Year.

Individual accomplishments include:

● James Baker and Gunnar Green both finished tied for 13th nationally.
● Gunnar Green was named SwingU “Golfer of the Month” in February.
● James Baker earned 1st Team Ping All-America and All-District honors.
● Gunnar Green and Cian Hughes were both named All-District.

Athletic Director Steve Lewis highlighted the team’s success: “Our golf team has had an incredible season, marked by excellent performances and national recognition. Coach Daniel Allen and our talented golfers have set a high standard for excellence.”

Baseball Highlights

The baseball team finished the conference with a 21-11 record and were State Runner-Ups. With a team GPA of 3.05, our baseball players have shown a strong commitment to their sport and academics. The team had 26 players on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Individual achievements include:

First Team All ACCC: Zach Johnson
Second Team All ACCC: Arwin Burgos, Dalton Gray, Macks Bishop
ACCC Relief Pitcher of the Year: Macks Bishop
All-Tournament Team: Macks Bishop, Arwin Burgos
● Macks Bishop led the state with 14 saves.

Several players are moving on to four-year institutions:

● Japhet Rosado - Point University
● Arwin Burgos - Point University
● Kelvin Ayala - Multiple offers, undecided
● Zach Johnson - Multiple offers, undecided
● Braxton Piper - AUM
● Ryan Revera - AUM
● Brent Honaker - Huntingdon
● Bryce Knox - Columbus State
● Tucker Starling - Columbus State
● Hagan Rose - St Mary’s University
● Jonathon Burns - Ottawa University
● CJ Ellis - UAB
● Wes Moore - UAB
● Caleb Jatko - Augusta State
● Ryan Swartz - Multiple offers, undecided

President Lynn added: “Our baseball team has achieved tremendous success this season. Their dedication and talent are evident, and we are proud of their accomplishments and the opportunities they have earned to continue their academic and athletic careers.”

Athletic Director Steve Lewis commented, “This has been an amazing season for all our teams. Our student-athletes and coaches’ hard work and commitment have brought significant recognition to CACC. Their successes on the field and in the classroom reflect the values and spirit of our college.”

CACC is immensely proud of our student-athletes and their achievements. Their dedication to their sports and academics exemplifies the values we uphold at Central Alabama Community College. We look forward to continuing to support and celebrate their successes.

**Media Contact:
**Scott Hardy
Director of Institutional Advancement, Government Affairs, and Public Relations
Central Alabama Community College