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Juco transfer McKenzie to join Oklahoma Christian baseball squad

BORGER, Texas (June 3, 2014) – Ben McKenzie, a standout the past two seasons at Frank Phillips College, has signed a letter of intent to continue his college baseball career at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach Lonny Cobble said Wednesday.

The 6-0, 185-pound McKenzie played second base for the Plainsmen, who finished 35-22 this past season as he hit .373 with four home runs, 20 doubles, three triples and 50 RBIs. He had three or more hits in 10 of his 54 games as a sophomore.

Cobble said McKenzie – who’s from Dallas – is versatile enough to play almost any infield or outfield position. McKenzie will have two seasons of eligibility remaining for OC.

“We lost 15 seniors off this year’s team, so we were looking for some experience,” Cobble said. “Ben brings a lot of experience to our ball club.”

McKenzie will join an OC squad coming off one of its best seasons ever.  The Eagles set a school record for wins while finishing 38-17-1 and reaching the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series for the second straight year. OC finished third in the regular-season standings in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference and was ranked sixth in the South Central Region poll at season’s end.