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2005 MIAC Baseball All-Conference Awards

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Concordia All-Conference Award Recap

Record-Setting Six Cobbers Earn MIAC Postseason Honors!
ST. PAUL-- Six Concordia baseball players earned MIAC postseason honors the league office announced on Thursday. That is the single most number of all-conference honorees in the history of the Cobber baseball program. Concordia had five different players earn conference honors on three different occasions in the past.

Bryant Bergeson, Billy DeNet, Nick Esala, Bryan Romsa and Brian Schumacher were all named to the MIAC All-Conference Team. while Chris Klabo earned MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention honors. It is the first postseason award for all six players.

Bergeson, the team's secondbaseman, has been in the top five on the team in hitting all year long. This comes after playing in only nine games last season and getting only two hits. A  career .188 hitter, he is fourth on the team with a .353 average. He finished the conference season by hitting .340 in 19 MIAC games. He committed only five errors in 125 chances (.960) this season and only three errors in 67 chances (.955) in MIAC games.

Junior shortstop DeNet led Concordia in hitting with a .390 average. He hit .444 against conference opponents, which placed him third in the MIAC in hitting. He is also fourth in the MIAC in on-base percentage (.518). He has a .927 fielding percentage and .939 mark in conference play and has only committed one error in the last 11 games. He finished the regular season by cleanly handling his last 24 chances and 47 of his last 48 chances.

Esala, the Cobbers' designated hitter, is fifth on the team in hitting with a .330 average. He is second on the team in hitting in conference games (.404). He finished the regular season 12th in the MIAC in hitting (.404). He is also sixth in on-base percentage (.508), tied for eighth in RBIs (18), tied for 10th in hits (22) and 12th in slugging percentage (.620). 

The only pitcher from Concordia to be honored was Romsa. He is the Cobbers’ winningest pitcher over the past two seasons, posting 12 victories over that period of time. He leads the Cobbers in with a 6-2 record. He also leads the team in ERA  (3.41), innings pitched (60.2), wins (6), games started (7) and complete games (6). He finished the regular season by pitching a complete game in each of his last six starts.

Schumacher adds the baseball all-conference award to his MIAC Most Valuable Player trophy that he won in football in the fall. He is second on the team in hitting in overall games with a .383 average and third in conference games with a .382 average. He is tied for the team lead in home runs with nine and needs two home runs to tie the school record for home runs in a season set by Ryan Hebrink last year. He also leads the team in RBIs with 41 and needs four more break the school record of 44 set by Ryan Hebrink last season. He leads the MIAC (conference games) in RBIs (30) and is tied for the lead in home runs (6). He is also second in total bases (47), tied for third in doubles (6), fourth in slugging percentage (.758).

Klabo was one of only two Cobbers to play in every game in 2005. He was named the MIAC Player of the Week on April 4 for his six-hit performance against St. Thomas. He is tied for the team lead in home runs with nine. He leads the MIAC in conference games in runs scored (25). He is also tied for fourth in walks (12), tied for fifth in home runs (4), 12th in RBIs (15) and 15th in total bases (35).

2005 MIAC All-Conference Team 

Max Molock MIAC Most Valuable Player
Brett Olson - University of St. Thomas (senior)

Mike Augustin MIAC Most Valuable Pitcher
Brian Krause - University of St. Thomas (senior)

Jim Dimick MIAC Co-Coaches of the Year
Keith Bateman - Augsburg College
Dennis Denning - University of St Thomas

2005 All-Conference Team
Name              School       YearPos. Hometown
Chris Bell         Saint John's Sr.  3B   Little Falls, Minn. 
Bryant Bergeson    Concordia    Sr.  2B   Montevideo, Minn.
Kirby Carr         Bethel       So.  OF   Fergus Falls, Minn. 
Troy Deden         Augsburg     Jr.  C    Northfield, Minn. 
Billy DeNet        Concordia    Jr.  SS   Eagan, Minn.
Nick Esala         Concordia    Sr.  DH   Ottertail, Minn.
Darren Ginther     Augsburg     Jr.  3B   Crystal, Minn. 
Zach Goldberg      St. Thomas   Jr.  C    Wichita, Kan.
Josh Hollenhorst   Saint John's So.  P    St. Cloud, Minn. 
Josh Howard        St. Thomas   Sr.  OF   Shoreview, Minn.
Will Huepenbecker  St. Olaf     Jr.  P    Verona, Wis.
Jay Kasner         Saint John's So.  OF   Rochester, Minn. 
Mike Kimlinger     St. Thomas   Jr.  SS   St. Paul, Minn.
Brian Krause       St. Thomas   Sr.  P    Appleton, Wis.
Mike Merrill       Macalester   Sr.  OF   Litiz, Pa.
Mike Moran         St. Thomas   Jr.  DH   Mendota Heights, Minn.
Luke Muellerleile  Carleton     Jr.  SS   Mahtomedi, Minn. 
Jeremy Nelson      Augsburg     Sr.  P    Roseville, Minn. 
Brett Olson        St. Thomas   Sr.  OF   St. James, Minn.
Matt Rink          Saint Mary's Sr.  OF   Rochester, Minn. 
Bryan Romsa        Concordia    Sr.  P    Mankato, Minn.
Anders Schmidt     Gustavus     Jr.  P    Lakeville, Minn. 
Brian Schumacher   Concordia    Jr.  3B   Thompson, N.D.
Ben Sherer         Gustavus     Jr.  1B   Bismarck,N.D.
Chris Terrazas     St. Olaf     So.  3B   Prescott, Wis.
TJ Therrien        Bethel       Jr.  SS   Spring Lake Park, Minn. 
Brett Thoreson     St. Olaf     Jr.  SS   St. Paul, Minn.

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