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Kaskaskia College Athletics Hall of Fame

1991 Chuck Mundell
1991 Dorothy Eagen
1991 Russell Coleman
1992 Chuck Hawley
1992 Gary Boles
1992 Tammy Moore
1993 George Marcum
1993 Tom Gray
1993 Wayne Harre
1994 Bryan Eversgerd
1994 Doug Rommelman
1994 Mary Lampe Schildroth
1994 Nate Clay
1994 Shirley Gilter
1995 Bill Hawley
1995 Chris Haake Langford
1995 Jeff Rogers
1996 Larry Smith
2001 Dottie Smith
2001 Marg Beckmann
2008 1963– 1964 Men’s Basketball Team
2008 Bill Niepoetter
2008 Craig Freels
2008 Dr. Shelvy Haywood Keglar
2008 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2008 Mary Ann Bohbrink
2009 1954-55 Men’s Basketball Team
2009 Jim McKee
2009 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2009 Ken Abrams
2009 Monica Konkel O’Rear
2009 Robert J. Logullo
2009 Robert S. Welch, Sr.
2010 1990-91 Men's Baseball Team
2010 Becky Isaacs Hannaford
2010 Jeff Morris
2010 Joe Stark
2010 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2010 Mike Pittman
2010 Ray Johnson
2010 Stew Kirkland
2011 1990 Women's Volleyball Team
2011 Cathy Karrick
2011 Harvey Welch
2011 Jason Rakers
2011 Kristy Jones Barton
2011 Pam Jones Evischi
2011 Scott Jones
2012 1966-67 Men's Basketball Team
2012 1988-89 MEN’S BASEBALL TEAM
2012 Al Coers
2012 Becky Richert Wessel
2012 Hal Hempen
2012 Leslie Dumstorff
2012 Liea Toedte
2013 1981-82 Men's Baseball Team
2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony
2013 Cheryl Harre
2013 Joe Petrea
2013 Jon Behrens
2013 Keli Lunn
2013 Robert Hight
2013 Wayne Astrauskas

Hal Hempen

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Hal attended Carlyle High School and played for Gary Wheeler, one of the most successful coaches in Illinois history.  Hal played on the 1981 State Baseball Championship team.  Hal was offered and accepted a scholarship to Kaskaskia College where he played from the fall of 1983 to the spring of 1985.  Hal started twenty-six games with twenty-one complete games.  He pitched 188 innings with 136 strikeouts.  Hal had an ERA of 4.40 and he held his opponents to a .252 batting average.  Hal was offered a scholarship to Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and subsequently set the school record for saves in a season with ten saves.  This record held for twenty-one years when it was finally broken with thirteen saves.  Hal is still second on career saves.  In 1987 he had twenty-two appearances.   Hal went on to play professionally in the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals organizations. With the St. Louis Cardinal organization, Hal played for the Johnson City Cardinals and the Savannah Cardinals.  With Kansas City, Hal played for the Appleton Foxes and Gulf Coast League Royals.   Hal’s record in professional baseball included 99 strike outs in 108 innings with a 4.17 ERA and a seven win – seven loss record. Hal returned to Kaskaskia College  as an assistant coach for the game he loved so much and to mentor the next generation of ball players.  He was an assistant coach for the 1988-89 Baseball Team, a Kaskaskia College Hall of Fame inducted team.  His legacy to the college includes the Hal B. Hempen  Memorial Scholarship.  “His Light Still Shines.”

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