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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.
Named to the 2003 NCAA Division III All-American Team 
Jeremy Hinderks
Jr.
Renville, Minn.
Named to the NCAA DIII Midwest All-Region 2nd Team.
Ryan Hebrink
Jr.
Sacred Heart, Minn.
Named to the NCAA DIII Midwest All-Region Honorable Mention Team.

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.
       MIAC Playoff Round 2: St. John's 5 vs. Concordia 3

5/09 Cobbers Give Up 5 Unanswered Runs and Lose 5-3 to St. Olaf.
       MIAC Playoff Round 1: St. Olaf 5 vs. Concordia 3

5/08 4 Cobbers Earn All-MIAC; Dormanen Named Player of the Year
           | Complete MIAC All-Conference Details |

5/05 Ryan Hebrink Named MIAC Player of the Week.
Concordia junior first baseman Ryan Hebrink (Jr., Sacred Heart, Minn./Renville County West HS) was named the MIAC Player of the Week. He becomes the third Cobber player to earn Player/Pitcher of the Week honors this year. 

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. 

5/03 Cobbers' Title Chase Falls One Game Short.
| Game 1: St. Thomas 3 @ Concordia 9  | Game 2: St. Thomas 7 @ Concordia 0  |

4/29 Cobbers Sweep Into the MIAC Playoffs, Keep Title Hopes Alive.
| Game 1: St. Mary's 0 @ Concordia 4  | Game 2: St. Mary's 1 @ Concordia 6  |

4/28 Cobbers Lose to NDSU 11-0 in the Calm Before the Storm.
| Box Score: North Dakota State 11 @ Concordia 0 |

4/26 Cobbers See Title Hopes Severely Damaged.
| Game 1: Concordia 4 @ Gustavus 9 | Game 2: Concordia 0 @ Gustavus 11 |

4/25 Streak Comes Crashing to a Halt as Cobbers Split With Bethel.
| Game 1: Concordia 7 @ Bethel 3 | Game 2: Concordia 6 @ Bethel 7 |

4/22 Cobbers Run Win Streak to 9, Sweep Augsburg 12-4, 8-1.
| Game 1: Augsburg 4 @ Concordia 12 | Game 2: Augsburg 1 @ Concordia 8 |

4/21 Ben Kvidt Named MIAC Player of the Week.
Concordia senior catcher Ben Kvidt (Sr., Detroit Lakes, Minn./Detroit Lakes HS) was named the MIAC Player of the Week. It is the first time in his career that Kvidt has been awarded with a league honor.

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. 

4/19 Cobbers Complete St. Paul Sweep, Take 2 from Hamline.
| Game 1: Concordia 11 @ Hamline 10 | Game 2: Concordia 6 @ Hamline 0 |

4/18 Great Scot! Cobbers Score 35 Runs in Series Sweep of Mac.
| Game 1: Concordia 22 @ Macalester 5 | Game 2: Concordia 13 @ Macalester 11 |

4/14 Cobbers Dust Off the Bats to Pound UM-Morris 17-5.
| Box Score:  UM-Morris 5 @ Concordia 17 | Action Picture Page |

4/12 Cobbers Get Clutch Hits and Sweep Carleton 4-3, 2-1.
| Game 1:  Carleton 3 @ Concordia 4 | Game 2: Carleton 1 @ Concordia 2 |
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4/09 Cobbers Break Streak at St. Olaf - Split Twinbill With Ole's.
| Game 1:  Concordia 4 @ St. Olaf 3 | Game 2: Concordia 6 @ St. Olaf 8

4/07 Jeremy Hinderks Named MIAC Pitcher of the Week.
Concordia junior pitcher Jeremy Hinderks (Renville, Minn./Renville County West HS) was named the MIAC Pitcher of the Week for his one-game performance against St. John's on Sunday. 

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.

4/6 Cobbers Shut Down Johnnie Bats; Sweep MIAC Opener.
| Game 1:  St. John's 0 @ Concordia 7 | Game 2: St. John's 0 @ Concordia 3
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3/26 Cobbers Receive Piching Gem from Hinderks and Win 5-0.
      | Game Box Score:  Concordia 5, Valley City State 0 | Action Picture Page |

3/23 Cobbers Suffer Through Lost Weekend, Drop 6th Straight.
      | Game 1:  Concordia 4, Graceland 20 | Game 2:  Concordia 2, William Penn 7 |

3/22 Cobbers Have the Bats Go Silent, Get Shutout Twice.
      | Game 1:  Concordia 0, William Penn 3 | Game 2:  Concordia 0, William Penn 2 |

3/21 Bus-Weary Cobbers Drop Doubleheader to William Penn. 
      | Game 1:  Concordia 0, William Penn 4 | Game 2:  Concordia 5, William Penn 7 |

3/07 Cobbers Sweep Ohio Northern to Finish Florida 7-2-1. 
      | Game 1: Concordia 11, Ohio Northern 5 | Game 2: Concordia 11, ONU 10 (8 inn.) |

3/06 Cobbers Sweep Milw. School of Engineering 11-6, 6-5.
      | Game 1: Concordia 11, MSOE 6 | Game 2: Concordia 6, MSOE 5 (9 inn.) |

3/05 Cobbers Play to Rare Tie Against Shenandoah (VA). 
      | Game: Concordia 9, Shenandoah 9 (9 Innings) |

3/04 Cobbers Down U. Pittsburgh-Bradford, Run Their Record to 3-2. 
      | Game: Concordia 5, Univ. Pittsburgh-Bradford 1 |

3/03 Cobbers Split for 2nd Straight Day. 
      | Game 1: Concordia (IL) 5, CC 1 | Game 2: CC 11, Concordia (IL) 6 |

3/02 Cobbers Split Season-Opener With Rose Hulman.
        | Game 1: CC 8, Rose Hulman 3 | Game 2: Rose Hulman 6, CC 2 |

12/03 Cobber Baseball Schedule for 2003 Now Online.
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9/12 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.

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