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5/29 Derek Dormanen Earns All-American Honors; 2 Other Cobbers Named to the All-Region Team.
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Derek Dormanen (Sr., Menahga, Minn./Menahga HS) was named to the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division III All-American Team, and Jeremy Hinderks (Jr., Renville, Minn./Renville County West HS) and Ryan Hebrink (Jr., Sacred Heart, Minn./Renville County West HS) were named to the All-Midwest Region Team. Dormanen earned first team All-Region honors and was named to the All-American third team as a utility player, due to his sharing time at both the pitcher and third base positions. Hinderks earned second team All-Region honors as a pitcher and Hebrink was named to the All-Region Honorable Mention Team as a first baseman.
Dormanen capped off his stellar four-year career by being only the fourth baseball player in the history of Concordia College to earn All-American Honors. Earlier this month, Dormanen was named the Most Valuable Player in the MIAC - he was only the third player in school history to garner that award.
It is the first time that Dormanen has earned All-American status, and the second time in his four-year career at Concordia that he has earned All-Region honors. He was the only player from the MIAC to earn All-American honors.
After graduating in early May, Dormanen signed a contract to play professional baseball, and is now playing with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in the Northern League (a non-affiliated minor league baseball league).
The team's starting third baseman and top relief pitcher, Dormanen led Concordia with a .366 batting average and set a school record with nine saves. In the team's 20 league games he hit .380 and led the MIAC in saves with eight. He appeared in a league-high 13 games, and his strikeout-to-innings pitched ratio of (1.12) led the league. He also led the league in runs scored with 24 and finished eighth in earned run average with a 2.10 conference mark.
Hinderks had a breakout season in 2003. The MIAC's top starting pitcher, he was named to the MIAC All-Conference team for the first time in his career earlier this month. He finished the regular season with a school-record, nine victories - and his ERA of 2.85 was the lowest of his career. He led the conference in number of starts (8), finished second in total strikeouts (37) and was fifth in innings pitched (41.1). At one time during the year, Hinderks had a streak of 29.2 innings pitched without giving up an earned run. He finished the regular season with 66.1 innings pitched which is only 1/3 of an inning shy of the school record.
Hebrink had a dominating season at the plate and was also named to the 2003 MIAC All-Conference Team. He tied the school record for home runs (9) and RBI's in a season (43), and was the conference leader in both categories. He is also tied for school record in career home runs and will still have one season left to play. His .820 league slugging percentage was almost 50 percentage points higher than the next player. He finished the regular season with a batting average of .336 which was second only to Dormanen.
5/09 Cobbers' Season Comes Crashing
to a Stop; Lose to SJU 5-3.
5/09 Cobbers Give Up 5 Unanswered Runs
and Lose 5-3 to St. Olaf.
5/08 4 Cobbers Earn All-MIAC; Dormanen
Named Player of the Year
5/05 Ryan Hebrink Named MIAC Player
of the Week.
Hebrink went 8-for-17 (.471), collected 7 RBI's and was one of the driving forces behind Concordia's playoff clinching victories last week. Concordia went 3-1 on the week in the MIAC, sweeping St. Mary's and splitting with MIAC champion St. Thomas. The Cobbers won three straight games and had a chance to share the MIAC title before losing to the Tommies in the final game of the regular season.
To go along with his seven RBI's, Hebrink also hit two home runs and had three runs scored. Hebrink leads the MIAC in RBI's and tied the school record for home runs and RBI's in a single season with his output last week.
Besides the four conference games, the Cobbers also played NCAA Division II North Dakota State in a non-conference game last week, Despite losing to the Bison, Hebrink had two hits in the game - half of Concordia's total offensive output.
Concordia finished the MIAC regular season with a 15-5 mark which is the best conference record since 1996. The Cobbers finished in third lace and will take on second-place St. Olaf in the first round of the MIAC playoff tournament on Friday, May 9 at 3:30pm.
4/28 Cobbers Lose to NDSU 11-0 in the
Calm Before the Storm.
4/21 Ben Kvidt Named MIAC Player of
Kvidt had 11 RBI's and 11 runs scored in helping Concordia post a perfect 5-0 record last week. The Cobbers beat UM-Morris and then swept road doubleheaders from Macalester and Hamline. The hard working catcher was 6-for-17 (.353) and had two home runs and a double in the five games. His on-base percentage for the week was .421 and he had a slugging percentage of .705. He reached base safely in all five games and had three multiple-RBI games, three multiple-runs scored games and two multiple-hit games.
4/07 Jeremy Hinderks Named MIAC Pitcher
of the Week.
Hinderks pitched a complete-game shutout against St. John's, who were ranked fifth in the Midwest Region entering the game. He allowed only four hits while striking out seven. He walked two batters and faced only 27 St. John's hitters.
After working out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning, Hinderks only allowed two hits in the remaining five innings and didn't allow a single runner past second base.
It was Hinderks' second straight shutout and moves his scoreless inning streak to 15. He is currently 4-1 on the year with a 2.25 earned-run average.
3/05 Cobbers Play to Rare Tie Against
3/04 Cobbers Down U. Pittsburgh-Bradford,
Run Their Record to 3-2.
12/03 Cobber Baseball Schedule for 2003 Now Online.
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