Palensky, a sophomore second baseman for the Southeast Community College baseball team, was rewarded for his outstanding play by receiving five
from Papillion LaVista South, earned Second-Team All-America honors by the
National Junior College Athletic Association Division II, received the American
Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Gold Glove Award, earned spots on the
North Plains All-District Team and All-Nebraska Junior College Team, and
received the 2015 Marucci Elite Hitter Award for Regions 9, 11 and 13.
batted .421 with three home runs, 38 runs batted in, 57 runs scored, and 15
stolen bases in 53 games. Defensively, Palensky had 84 putouts, 96 assists, was
involved in 29 double plays and committed just three errors for a .984 fielding
was joined on the All-America Second Team by Tyler Edwards, a freshman
infielder/pitcher from Savage, Minn., (Prior Lake High School). Edwards batted
.373 with nine home runs, 47 RBI and a team-leading 33 stolen bases.
Peterson and Nick Houston joined Palensky on the North Plains All-District
Team. Peterson, a freshman outfielder from Lincoln (Norris High School), hit
.361 and scored a team-high 66 runs. Houston, a sophomore right-handed pitcher
from Omaha (Millard South High School), was 6-4 in 17 appearances, allowing 72
hits, 54 runs (only 35 earned), and 26 walks while striking out 64 batters in
69 innings. He sported a 4.57 earned-run average.
Storm players earned spots on the All-Nebraska Junior College Team were
Palensky, Edwards and Peterson were joined by catcher Easton Herring, third
baseman Dylan Yost and pitchers Colton Adams and Brock Collins on the first
team. Honorable mention honors went to Southeast’s Paul Morrow. Palensky was
named Honorary Captain.
a freshman from Pratt, Kan., batted .338 with a team-leading four triples.
Yost, a sophomore from Omaha (Burke High School), hit .344 with 11 home runs
and 69 RBI. He was just one hit off the team lead with 77, and he was second on
the team in runs scored with 58. Adams, a sophomore from Beatrice, started 10
games for the Storm and posted a 7-3 won-loss record. He pitched 61 innings,
giving up 68 hits, 34 runs (only 22 earned) and recorded a 3.25 ERA. Collins, a
freshman from Savage, Minn. (Eden Prairie High School), was 4-1 with a
team-leading three saves while posting a 2.39 ERA. Morrow, a sophomore from
Omaha (Benson High School), hit .298 with 34 hits and 19 RBI.
Storm finished the season with a 42-21 overall record, including 18-5 at Christenson
Field in Beatrice. SCC went 1-2 in the North Plains District Tournament against
North Iowa Area Community College. NIACC went 1-2 at the NJCAA Division II