Morningside College shortstop Juan Matta has been named the North Central Conference player of the year. The native of Puerto Rico batted four-19 in conference action with eight doubles and two home runs. Mustangs coach Jim Scholten says Matta combines good hitting with outstanding defense.Scholten feels Matta has a future in professional baseball. Two teams in the northern league have already contacted Matta, but Scholten says Matta wants to wait for the June major league draft before making a decision.Scholten says Matta is another example of how smaller colleges develop a number of players that go on to the pro ranks.
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