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BRIAN EVANS

The Keystone College Department of Athletics has announced the 2019 Hall of Fame Class.

These five Keystone standouts will be honored in a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12 starting at 2:30 p.m. at The Theatre in Brooks during Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Included this year is baseball player Brian Evans, Keystone College class of 1987.

Evans, a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School, played under head coach Michael Mould from 1986-87. He was team captain, MVP, and in 1987 earned the title of Outstanding Senior Athlete.

Evans was first team NJCAA All-Region XIX, batting .411 with 6 home runs and 50 RBI in his senior year.

A year earlier, Evans hit .376 with 2 dingers and 30 RBI.

Evans led his team in saves for two straight seasons.

When he left Keystone, he was the program leader in career RBI.

He went on to play at Division-I Jacksonville University, where in 1988, he went 8-1 with 6 saves and 1.09 ERA at Jacksonville.

That earned him Sun Belt Conference Rookie of the Year and First Team All-Sun Belt honors.

Evans was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 39th round in 1988 MLB Draft, and played with the Gastonia Rangers and Port Charlotte Rangers from 1988-1990.

He finished his minor league career with 126 games, 9 wins, 8 losses, 26 saves, and a 1.74 ERA.

Currently, Evans owns Fort II Tavern in Scranton.

Also being inducted into the Hall of Fame on campus are wrestler Rick Dixon, KC class of 1973; track and field’s Jackie Kirby, KC class of 2009; soccer’s Samantha (Littleford) Woodard, KC class of 2014; and two sport athlete Robert McGurrin, KC class of 1954, who starred in basketball and baseball.