HILLSBORO, Kan. – After earning its first conference championship in seventeen years, the Tabor College Baseball team was honored as ten Bluejays were named to the All-KCAC teams including four First Team All-KCAC selections, three Second Team selections and three Honorable Mention All-KCAC selections.
Along with a conference championship the Bluejays played and hosted the first ever opening round of the NAIA national tournament in Tabor College history. The Bluejays fell just one game short of reaching the NAIA world series, losing in the championship game to Rogers State University by the score of 7-3.
Corona was also named the KCAC Player of the Year which is given to the most outstanding player in the conference. On the year he batted .436 with 92, hits 24 doubles, three triples, and seven homeruns, to go along with 49 RBIs and 79 runs scored as the Bluejays everyday second baseman. He also led the conference in assists, runs scored, hits, doubles, total bases, and at bats. Corona's 1.339 runs scored per game, 99 total hits, 79 total runs scored were second best in the nation, while his 1.678 hits per game, 24 doubles, 152 total bases, and .436 batting average ranked him in the top ten in the nation in each category. In all Corona was ranked in the top 50 nationally in an amazing 17 categories.
It was the second consecutive year for Ormiston, McCormick, Kowal, Temple, and Weger to be named to an All-KCAC team as they each were recognized in 2011.
Tabor finished the 2012 season with a record of 21-7 in KCAC play and 44-15 overall reaching as high as No. 17 in the NAIA top 25 polls this year.