solano mudcats 2017 hall of fame class

Kim Cornist (1993-2007): Outfielder, Left Handed HitterKim's lifetime homerun mark 255 will probably never be beaten.  28 HRs and 78 RBIs with a .429 avg. in 1997 is the best offensive output of any Mudcats player in history. Kim also stole over 200 bases and his defensive skills were evident through his many spectacular catches and plays. 

Kim played baseball at Armijo High School and Solano College. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals twice. Kim also has been very involved in youth sports, being Mudcats liaison for youth baseball teams, as well as a board member. 

Shawn is the founder and has been the heartbeat of the Mudcats for the last 28 years. I know the older Mudcats laugh a little at that last part but he truly has dedicated his life to this team. 

Since its early days as a semi-pro team through its transition to its current collegiate form he has always been there. 

He has more enthusiasm and love for the game of baseball than anyone has ever seen. His countless hours spent on the field, rounding up guys for Reno, collecting cash to pay umpires, long winded speeches, baseballisms, dog and cats, climbing walls together, the list goes on but his love for the game and this team has always been there. 

This team would not exist today without the hard work and passion of Shawn Scibek. 

Perhaps the most deserving inductee we may ever have, Shawn Scibek.

Da'Rontaye Hollins (2001-2007): Outfielder, Right Handed Hitter

Da'Rontaye had one of the best individual games ever for the Mudcats. In a playoff game versus rival Novato Knicks, he went 4-5 with 3 HRs and 7 RBIs. Da'Rontaye was a 5-tool player for the Mudcats, had an absolute canon for an arm, stole bases regularly, and made playing outfield look easy. Some of Da'Rontaye's best games were versus the Humboldt Crabs where he wowed the crowd and was a fan favorite. 

Da'Rontaye played baseball at Hogan High School and Oakmont High School. He continued to play ball at Sierra College and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1995 in the 12th round. Da'Rontaye played 3 years in the White Sox organization and 2 seasons with the Solano Steelheads.

Mark Foley (2013-2014): Outfielder, Left Handed Hitter

As a collegiate Mudcat, Mark’s offensive capabilities were on display. Mark either led or finished second in HR and RBI in each season he played. His energy and desire to win was always evident. He would consistently motivate his teammates through his speeches and play. His love for the game and ability to represent Solano Mudcats baseball led him to be voted Mr. Mudcat in 2013 & 2014.

 Mark is a Will C. Wood High School graduate and part of the first team to win the league title in 20 years. After high school, he went on to play for Solano College before finishing his collegiate career at Eastern New Mexico University. 

Mike Kass (1995-2005): Left Handed Pitcher, Outfielder

Mike holds the record for most K's in a game, 20 versus Ukiah (Mendocino College Summer Team), also struck out 18 batters 3 times during that same season. It was the finest season ever for a Mudcat pitcher – 180 K's in 90 innings, which led to Mike Kass signing a professional contract with the Solano Steelheads (2000-2002). 

Mike was also a lifetime .350 hitter for the Solano Mudcats and played 3 seasons in the Frontier League. Mike played baseball at Hogan High School, Solano College, and Portland State. Mike still helps the Mudcats behind the scenes. 

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