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5/29 Chad Felstul Earns All-Region Honors.
Chad Felstul
Morris, Minn.
Was named to the third team Midwest All-Region Team.

Senior Chad Felstul (Sr., Morris, Minn./Morris Area HS) ended his Concordia baseball career by being named to the NCAA All-Midwest Region team. Felstul was placed on the Midwest Region All American Third Team as a firstbasemen. It is the first time that Felstul has been named to an all-region team.   Felstul helped the Cobbers to a fourth place finish in the MIAC in the spring - their second consecutive fourth place finish.
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5/22 Spring Academic All-Conference Award Winners.
(In at least 2nd year at Concordia and at least a 3.35 cumulative GPA)
Travis Anderson Jr. Fargo, ND Physics
Justin Berg Sr. Moorhead, MN Business/Math
Andy Dwyer Sr. Bismarck, ND Math Education
Jeremy Hinderks So. Renville, MN Biology
Jim Johnson So. Anoka, MN Communications
Raleigh Schmidt Sr. Tracy, MN Biology
Evan Wilson So. Clarkfield, MN Business/Communications

5/16 Derek Dormanen and Chad Felstul Earn MIAC Postseason Honors.
Derek Dormanen
Menagha, Minn.
He led the league in saves and total appearances as a pitcher.
Chad Felstul
Morris, Minn.
He finished fourth in the MIAC in batting average at .439. 

For the second straight year Concordia starting infielders Derek Dormanen (Jr., Menahga, Minn./Menahga HS) and Chad Felstul (Sr., Morris, Minn./Morris Area HS) were named to the MIAC All-Conference Team. The pair led Concordia to a fourth place finish in the MIAC with a 13-7 league record and to a 21-13 overall record. The 21 wins marks the first time the team has cracked
the 20-win barrier since the 1995 season.

Senior firstbaseman Felstul finished second on the team in batting average at .393, which was the highest of his four-year career. In league play he finished with a .439 average, fifth best in the MIAC. He also finished fourth in the league in slugging percentage (.758), sixth in on-base percentage (.493), tied for fourth in total bases (50) and tied for second in doubles (9). His season total in two-baggers of 12 pushed his four-year total to 34, which pushed him past Chris Coste (Fargo, N.D. '95) for the school record in that category.

Dormanen carried on the success he started in his sophomore season by hitting .336 for the season - gathering 36 hits, 22 RBI's and 60 total bases. In league play Dormanen finished slightly better with a .349 average. He led the league in walks with 12.

The real area where Dormanen excelled for Concordia this season was as the team's closer coming out of the bullpen. After being moved from a starting pitching position to the bullpen early in the year, Dormanen finished the season with a team-high seven saves and 43 strikeouts.

In league play Dormanen had a 3.10 ERA, pitched in 29.1 innings and recorded all seven of his saves. He led the league in saves and appearances at 12. He also finished tied for seventh in the league in strikeouts with 29 and was the only relief pitcher in the top seven in that category.

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5/06 Cobbers Finish Season By Sweeping St. John's 4-3, 3-1.
        | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

5/04 Cobbers Split With St. Thomas, Eliminated From Playoffs.
        | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

5/02 Former Cobber Chris Coste Leads the International League in Hitting.
       | Player Profile on Chris Coste | Buffalo Bison Season Statistics |

Former Concordia baseball star Chris Coste is currently leading the International League (Class AAA) in hitting after the month of April. Coste, who played at Concordia from 1992 through 1995 and was a three-time MIAC MVP, is currently playing for the Buffalo Bison - which is the top minor league affiliate for the Cleveland Indians. Coste is currently hitting .423. 

4/29 Cobbers Battle to Sweep Bethel, 8-6 and 11-6.
       | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

4/25 Cobbers Rally to Take Sweep Away From Gustavus.
       | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score | Action Picture Page |

4/23 Cobbers Split With Augsburg; Lose 2-0, Take the Nightcap 3-2. 
       | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

4/20 Cobbers Heat Up Cold April Saturday, Sweep Hamline 3-0, 15-3. 
        | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score | Action Picture Page |

4/17 Cobbers Cough Up 6 Unearned Runs in Game 2, Split With Macalester.
        | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score | Action Picture Page |

4/14 Cobbers Overcome Opening Game, Extra Innning Loss and Gain Split.
        | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score |

4/13 Cobbers Double Up Carleton 9-3, 7-5.
        | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

4/11 Cobbers Put Up a Dozen, Beat Valley City 12-6.
        | Box Score |

4/9 Cobbers Drop Opening Doubleheader to St. Olaf 3-2, 8-0.
      | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score | Action Picture Page |

4/7 Cobbers Doubleheader at UM-Morris Has Been Canceled. 

4/5 The Concordian, Baseball team plays in the sun
      by Tim Hanson - The Concordian 

4/5 Doubleheader at UM-Morris on Sun. April 7th is Still on Schedule. 

3/29 Cobbers Sweep Colby (ME) 5-4 and 12-0.
1st Game - Ryan Hebrink hits a 3-run home run and Justin Berg relieves Derek Dormanen to pick up his first win of the year. 
2nd Game - Travis Anderson pitches a 3-hit shutout and Dormanen hits a triple with the bases loaded and later hits a home run.

3/28 Cobbers Rally to Hammer UW-Platteville 12-3.

3/27 Cobbers Split With Oberlin (OH).
        Cobbers lose 3-2 in 8 innings and then come back to win 12-4.

3/25 Cobbers Drop Two Nail Biters to Nationally Ranked Southern Maine.
        Cobbers lose 4-2 in 9 innings and then 11-10.

3/24 Cobbers Sweep First Doubleheader in Florida.
        Cobbers clobber Clarke (IA) 15-3, 13-7.

3/09 Cobbers Get Blanked Twice by UM-Duluth.
        | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

3/08 Cobbers Split Doubleheader With Dordt to Open Season.
      | Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score |
The Cobbers split two close games to open the 2002 season. They dropped the first game 5-4, before taking the nightcap 9-8. Concordia will stay in the Twin Cities and play UM-Duluth on Saturday at 5:00 in the Metrodome. 

3/07 2002 Concordia College Baseball Preview.
 Derek Dormanen
Menahga, Minn.
Led the MIAC in hitting in 2001. Returns to lead the Cobbers both offensively and defensively.
Chad Felstul
Morris, Minn
Led Concordia in hits and RBI's last season. Named to the 2001 Alll-MIAC team. 

Season Outlook and Notes:
What a difference a year makes.

Last year the Cobber baseball team was entering the year full of question marks. Their only all-conference player had just graduated and coach Bucky Burgau was unsure about his team's ability to put any offense on the board.

365 days later, the Cobbers are coming off a trip to the MIAC playoffs, have two returning All-MIAC players and one player who received all-region honors last season. While the foundation is in place for the Cobbers to return to the top of the MIAC, the framework will still need a little work.

Burgau enters his 24th season as head coach of the Cobbers, with a pitching staff that returns its top four starters and the top two relief pitchers. In the field, Concordia will return three players in the infield and two in the outfield. This overlap of talent should help the Cobbers continue their errorless ways in 2002 - last season the Cobbers finished in the top five in the nation in fielding percentage. On offense the Cobbers will look for junior Derek Dormanen (Jr., Menahga, Minn.) to lead the attack. Dormanen led the MIAC in hitting last season, and was named to the All-Region Team for his breakout performance. Firstbaseman Chad Felstul (Sr., Morris, Minn.) will give the Cobbers a solid 1-2 offensive punch. Felstul led the Cobbers in hits and RBI's last season and was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team. 

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