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All-Time MIAA Batting Champions


1950's

1956*    .529    Ed Rust, Adrian (34-18)
1957 .439 John Yodhes, Kalamazoo (41-18)
1958 .394 Dave Simmons, Hillsdale (32-13)
1959 .442 Gene Van Dongen, Hope (43-19)


1960's

1960    .429 Ray Graham, Alma (42-18)
1961 .414 John Persons, Kalamazoo (29-12)
1962 .383 Mike Mulligan, Alma (47-18)
1963 .405 Ron Venhuizen, Hope (42-17)
1964 .474 Pat Murphy, Alma (38-18)
1965 .425 Jim Pobursky, Olivet, and Jon Mulder, Calvin (40-17)
1966 .436 Phil Salopek, Kalamazoo (39-17)
1967 .459  Chuck Langeland, Hope (37-17)
1968 .500 Bob Bonacci, Albion (30-15)
1969 .385 Gary Frens, Hope (26-10)


1970's

1970    .412 Jim Cousineau, Kalamazoo (34-14)
1971 .500 Dave Moeller, Albion (38-19)
1972 .407 Jay Arbaugh, Adrian (27-11)
1973 .378 Rick Johnson, Alma, and Steve Held, Adrian (37-14)
1974 .484 Bob Lamer, Hope (31-15)
1975 .429 William Davies, Albion (28-12)
1976 .522 Mark Shirey, Alma (23-12)
1977 .468  Quentin Jones, Adrian (32-15)
1978 .476 Bill Heber, Adrian (21-10)
1979 .462 Tom Klus, Albion (26-12)


1980's

1980    .463 Rick Beck, Olivet (41-19)
1981 .526 Pete Rink, Hope (38-20)
1982 .489 Doug Fraser, Alma (45-22)
1983 .500 Randy Cutler, Hope (30-15)
1984 .450 Randy Cutler, Hope (40-18)
1985 .526  Ken Slezak, Albion (38-20)
1986 .500 Greg Pscodna, Adrian (34-17)
1987 .533 Jim Klunder, Hope (30-16)
1988 .467 Craig Rainey, Adrian (30-14)
1989 .487 Vic Breithaupt, Hope (39-19)


1990's

1990 .500 Vic Breithaupt, Hope (42-21) and Brett Kempema, Hope (34-17)
1991 .486 Vic Breithaupt, Hope (37-18)
1992** .500    Matt Essian, Alma (52-26)
1993 .432 Tim Bailey, Alma (37-16)
1994 .500 Brian Myers, Albion (54-27)
1995 .464 Mark Kuiper, Hope (56-26)
1996 .451 Brian Myers, Albion (51-23)
1997 .447 Dan Slagle, Adrian (47-21)
1998 .431 Dan Slagle, Adrian (65-28)
1999 .432 Ryan Strother, Albion (81-35)


2000's

2000    .490    Nathan Sweet, Alma (49-24)
2001 .469 B.J. Maas, Hope (49-23)
2002 .471 Kevin Vermeersch, Alma (51-24)
2003 .468 Tim Gates, Adrian (62-29)
2004 .452 Mike Vandervelde, Hope (42-19)
2005 .460 Vance Nardin, Hope (63-29)
2006*** .421 Bryan Smith, Albion (95-40)
2007 .456 Matt Vandervelde, Hope (76-36)
2008 .449 Alex Cowart, Adrian (89-40)
2009 .474 Alex Cowart, Adrian (95-45)
  .474 Jeremy Stephens, Alma (97-46)


2010's

2010 .500 Alex Cowart, Adrian (86-43)
2011 .471 Brian Bilius, Adrian (87-41)
2012 .448 Andrew DeLuca, Adrian (67-30)
2013 .410 Alex Kravat, Alma (78-32)

*doubleheader format began
**three-game series began
***28-game season started

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