– Beau Filkins
of the Western Michigan Baseball team has been recognized as an honoree of CollegeBaseballInsider.com's Tom Walter/Pete Frates College Baseball Inspiration Award.
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The award, started by CBI in 2011, is named for Tom Walter, the head coach at Wake Forest who donated a kidney to freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan before the 2011 season, and Frates, whose courageous battle with ALS has captured the nation's attention with the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Filkins battled and recovered from Stage 4 cancer during the fall of 2015. The senior made an inspirational comeback and returned in 2017, appearing in 30 games with 11 starts and hitting .218 with a homer and five RBI.
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