A former standout athlete from Mountain Home has been inducted in the Little Rock Trojan Athletic Hall of Fame. Derin McMains was one of three inductees over the weekend.
According to a press release from the school, McMains spent two seasons with the Trojan baseball program after transferring from Westark College and made his presence felt during his two seasons at Gary Hogan Field. McMains ranks among the top 10 in a number of statistical categories for the Trojans, including still sitting as Little Rock’s all-time leader in career batting average at .366.
McMains holds the program’s single season record with 62 runs in 2000, finishing with 116 for his career and ranking fourth all-time. He ranks second all-time with 112 RBI for his career and was a two-time All-Sun Belt and ABCA/Rawlings All-Region selection. McMains also holds a pair of All-America honors in 2001, earning third team ABCA/Rawlings honors and was a second team Verizon Academic All-American honoree.
McMains was drafted in the 11th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants and spent six seasons in the Giants’ minor league system, being named an All-Star in 2003 and earning the Harry S. Jordan Award for the Giants’ best spring training rookie in 2006. He was a member of the Giants’ Player Development staff, earning three World Series rings in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and currently works as the peak performance coordinator for the Seattle Mariners.
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