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Seniors Lead Baseball Back to Another Top-3 finish in MIAC

Six Cobber seniors capped one of the most successful periods in Cobber baseball history this spring with 5 consecutive wins to finish tied for 3rd in the MIAC. These seniors Noah Johnsoncompiled a 55-25 MIAC record, recorded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the MIAC, posted 4 consecutive winning MIAC seasons, and helped the Cobbers earn two trips to the NCAA Regional.

Noah Johnson ('98, Buffalo) was named All-MIAC , All-Region and Academic All-MIAC in 1997. He led the team in hitting at .417 and ranked in the top 20 in the nation in steals with 24. Scott DeBrito ('97, Fergus Falls) was named All-MIAC and All-Region. He was second Scott DeBrito in the MIAC in hitting, averaging .500 in 20 MIAC games.

Randy Razidlo ( '97 Waconia) was All-MIAC and All-West Region in 1996. He was a 4 year starter with a .330 career average. Jeremy Holm ('97, Fargo) was All-MIAC in both 95 and 96.  Coach Bucky Burgau regards Holm as best second baseman he has ever coached.

Joe Cuchna, All-MIAC in 1996, was another 4 year starter. His three consecutive shutouts late in 1996 helped lock up another NCAA Tournament bid. Jason Myhre, a four year player and two year starter,  played a key role as a Cobber closer this year.


6/1 Noah Johnson was named Academic All-MIAC today for his combined academic and athletic excellence.

5/21 Scott DeBrito and Noah Johnson named second team All-Region

5/16 Seniors Scott DeBrito, and Noah Johnson named All-MIAC

5/9 Cobbers Sweep St. Mary's in season finale, Tie for 3rd in MIAC

5/9 Last Game for Successful Group of Seniors

5/6 Cobbers Sweep Hamline here

5/5 Cobbers Beat NDSU Here 24-15 (Not a misprint.)

5/9/97

Cobber Seniors Mark End of Successful Run With Sweep of St. Mary's.

Six Cobber seniors marked the end of one of the more successful periods in Cobber baseball history today, capping their season with 5 consecutive wins to finish tied for 3rd in the MIAC.

(Another, captain Jim McCormick, was a medical red shirt this year and will return next year.) These seniors have compiled a 55-25 MIAC record, recorded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the MIAC, posted 4 consecutive winning MIAC seasons, and helped the Cobbers earn two trips to the NCAA Regional.

Noah Johnson , named All-MIAC in 1997, led the team in hitting at .417 and ranks in the top 20 in the nation in steals with 24.

Scott DeBrito, named All-MIAC in 1997, was second in the MIAC in hitting, averaging .500 in 20 MIAC games.

Randy Razidlo, All-MIAC and All-West Region in 1996, has been a 4 year starter with a 3.30 career average.

Jeremy Holm, All-MIAC in both 95 and 96, is another 4 year starter. Bucky Burgau regards Holm as best second baseman he has ever coached.

Joe Cuchna, All-MIAC in 1996, has been a 4 year starter. His three consecutive shutouts late in 1996 helped lock up another NCAA Tournament bid.

Jason Myhre, a four year player and two year starter, has played a key role as a Cobber closer this year.

(See complete 1996 stats, schedules and standings)


1997 Cobber Baseball Schedule

(See Also JV Schedule) (see also  1998 Schedule  )


'97 Box Scores 

Click Opponent Name for Box Score

H/A Date  Opponent/Event      Gms/Time

  A  3/18   Metrodome Classic  

             Winona St          L 1-8

             Winona St          L 4-10       

  A 3/22-29 Daytona Beach Tournament

       3/23  Central Methodist  W 16-4 

       3/23  So. Connecticut    L  5-6

       3/24  Lakeland  (Wis)    W 10-3

       3/24  Lakeland  (Wis)    W  6-3

       3/25  Taylor Univ.       L  2-12

       3/25  Embry-Riddle       L  6-8

       3/27  North Central      W  7-5

       3/27  Central Methodist  L  3-5

       3/28  North Central      L  2-5

       3/28  Manchester         W  8-5

       3/29  W.Va. Wesleyan     W 11-8        

  A  4/5     Gustavus           W 6-2

  A  4/15    Augsburg           L 2-3

  A  4/15    Augsburg           W 9-5

  A  4/16    St. Olaf           L 6-9

  A  4/16    St. Olaf           L 5-9

  H  4/18   Valley City St.     L 8-10

  H  4/19   St. Thomas          L 8-10

  H  4/19   St. Thomas          L 1-5

  H  4/20   Carleton            W 7-5

  H  4/20   Carleton            L 3-5

  A  4/23   Macalester          W 7-3

  A  4/23   Macalester          W 13-3

  H  4/26   St. John's          W 9-0

  H  4/26   St. John's          L 1-5

  A  4/28   NDSU                L 12-15

  A  5/3    Bethel              L 0-4

  A  5/3    Bethel              W 10-2

  A  5/3    Gustavus            L 4-10

  H  5/5    NDSU                W 24-15

  H  5/6    Hamline             W  7-5

  H  5/6    Hamline             W 13-2

  H  5/9    St. Mary's          W 10-7

  H  5/9    St. Mary's          W  8-4
Record: 11-9 MIAC, T-3rd, 18-18 overall
Click Opponent Name to see Box Score


1997 Cobber JV Baseball schedule. 

All doubleheaders.



H Wed.  April 9   NORTHLAND CC--   2:00  ppd.

A Mon.  April 14  At Jamestown     3:00  ppd.

A Wed.  April 16  FFCC             L 2-3, L 8-9

A Thurs.April 17  FFCC             W 5-3, L 0-1

H Mon.  April 21  JAMESTOWN        L 5-6

H Thur. April 24  JAMESTOWN        W 13-6, L 3-8

H Sat.  April 26  ST. JOHNS        W 13-12, L 9-8 AT PERHAM 

A Mon.  April 28  at Northland CC  L 0-5, W 14-3


1997 Concordia Moorhead Baseball Roster 

# Probable Starters,  @ Starting Pitchers

 No Name             Yr Ht   Wt.  Pos. B/T  Hometown

*10 Jim McCormick    SR 6-0  160  P    L R  Jamestown, ND

 11 Paul Goldmann   #SO 5-10 185  3B   R R  Beulah, ND

 12 Noah Johnson    #SR 5-8  155  OF/P R-R  Buffalo

 13 Craig Schwantz   FR 5-11 180   P   R-R  Pelican Rapids

 14 David Feir       SO 5-9  170  C    R-R  Moorhead

 15 Matt Wieser      SO 6-1  160  3B/P R-R  Fargo, ND

 16 Chris Howell    #SO 6-0  173  OF   R-R  Alexandria

 17 BJ Neiss        @SO 6-0  175  P    L-L  Sidney, MT

 18 Guy Clairmont    FR 6-1  195   C   R-R  Grand Rapids

 19 Dan Geiszler     JR 6-2  180  OF   L-R  Moorhead

 20 Randy Razidlo   #SR 5-9  175  OF   R-R  Waconia

 23 Jeremy Holm     #SR 5-10 175  2B   R-R  Fargo, ND

 24 Scott DeBrito   #SR 6-0  180  SS   R-R  Fergus Falls

 25 Andy Hatlestad   SO 6-3  235  1B/P L-R  Glencoe

 26 Darren Goltz     JR 6-2  210  1B   L-R  Fergus Falls

 27 Wade Thonvold    SO 6-0  180  SS   R-R  Willmar

 28 Joe Cuchna      @SR 5-10 180  P/IN R-R  Clarissa

 29 Jason Myhre     #SR 6-3  230  1B   R-R  Minneota

 30 Matt Bergstrom  #JR 6-0  180  C    R-R  Cokato

 32 Ethan Pole      @SO 6-2  190   P   R-R  Moorhead

 53 Jay Asmus       @SO 6-3  210  P    R-R  Morris

 54 Chris Ohm       #JR 5-11 215  OF   R-R  Lidgerwood, ND
    Marty Gray       JR 5-10 180  P     R-R  Barnesville

    Justin Stohs     SO 5-10 220  C/P   R-R  Perham

    Cory Brasel      Fr 5-10 145 P/OF   R-L  Perham

    Marc Winjum      Fr 5-10 165   SS   R-R  Perham

    Jeremy Zirbes    JR 5-9  175  P/OF  R-R  Rothsay

    Chad Marsden     SO 6-2  185    P   R-L  Fargo, ND

    Clayton Horgen   FR 6-2  200   1B   L-R  Fergus Falls

    John Hust        Fr 6-4  230    P   R-R  Pine Island

    Alberto Lopez    So 5-11 235   1B   L-R  Chicago

    Alex Kohls       Fr 5-8  170   3B   R-R  New London

    Tyler Jensen     Fr 6-0  170   OF   R-R  Wayzata

    Jerome Huselid   Fr 5-10 160   OF   R-R  Clinton

    Derek Hoven      Fr 6-0  195   OF   R-R  Helena Mt.

    Zach Anderson    Fr 6-0  185   SS   R-R  New London

    Kyle Borchert    Fr 6-0  165   2B   R-R  Mountain Home Id.
Concordia Coaches: 

22 Bucky Burgau (Head Coach)19th year, 

Career record through 19 years 374-256-5, 230-123 in MIAC

Assistant Coaches: 21  Tony Kunka,  Dave Klug 



* denotes Captain


Probable Starters and Batting Order


Noah Johnson RF 

Chris Howell CF  

Randy Razidlo LF  

Scott DeBrito SS

Chris Ohm DH  

Jeremy Holm 2B 

Jason Myhre 1B 

Paul Goldman 3B

Matt Bergstrom C  

Starting Pitchers 

Joe Cuchna, 

Ethan Pole, 

Marty Gray

B.J. Neiss, 

Jay Asmus  

closer is Jason Myhre.


1997 MIAC Baseball Race


Click School name for their baseball Homepage See Complete MIAC Baseball Schedule and Results See 1996 MIAC Baseball race
1997 MIAC baseball Race 

Through 5/18 Final MIAC Standings 

             MIAC  Overall

St. Thomas   18-2   35-9   *

St. Olaf     16-4   29-13   

Concordia    11-9   18-18    

Gustavus     11-9   19-17   

St. John's   11-9   20-16-1  

Bethel        9-11  21-21       

Carleton      9-11  12-26   

St. Mary's    9-11  17-17   

Macalester    7-13  17-23       

Augsburg      5-15   7-20       

Hamline       4-16  11-25

* Earned NCAA Regional Bid



Final MIAC Baseball Statistics 1996

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