Murdoch named Baseball Saskatchewan Player of the Year

Ethan Murdoch collected one last award from his minor baseball career when he was named the Baseball Saskatchewan 2021 Player of the Year on Thursday.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Murdoch. “I was happy with my season already, but it’s nice to get recognition. It’s not everything, but it’s always nice to know that people around the league saw what I did and to get recognized for the time I put in in the off-season and in-season too, just training every day and showing up and giving all I had.”

Murdoch is currently in his first season with the McCook Community College Indians in Nebraska after a standout career with the Swift Current 57’s.

Murdoch was named the Most Valuable Player and Top Hitter in the Saskatchewan Premier U18 AAA Baseball League this summer after he led the league in OPS and slugging percentage and was third with a .449 average. The catcher and outfielder knocked out 44 hits, including three home runs in 32 games, while scoring 30 runs and totaling 34 runs batted in.

Murdoch and the MCC Indians will open their season on Feb. 4 against Dallas College – North Lake.