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7/16 Hinderks Signs With Joliet Jackhammers.
(Joliet, Ill.)-- In the never-ending world of player transactions in the Northern League, former Concordia starting pitcher Jeremy Hinderks was signed by the Joliet Jackhammers. Hinderks had been released by the Winnipeg Goldeyes after pitching in seven games and recording a 1-4 record with a 4.99 ERA. He was signed by the Goldeyes on May 26. 

7/06 Hebrink Signed By the Redhawks, Hinderks Released by the Goldeyes.

A pair of former Concordia players made the transaction news page for the Northern League on Tuesday. Ryan Hebrink (Sr., Sacred Heart, Minn./R-C-W HS) was signed by the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks while Jeremy Hinderks (Sr., Renville, Minn./R-C-W HS) was released by the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

Hebrink was signed as a rookie infielder by the Redhawks. Earlier this year, he signed a three-day contract with the Schaumberg Flyers when they played in Winnipeg. Hebrink was signed due to a VISA mix-up with one of the Schaumberg players. After the Flyers played their three-game series in Winnipeg he was released.

Hebrink was a two-time NCAA All-Region player for the Cobbers, as well as being placed on the MIAC All-Conference team in both his junior and senior seasons. Hebrink set a new school record for home runs in a single season in 2004. He clouted 11 roundtrippers this season and finished with 30 on his career. Both are Concordia records. Hebrink also set a school record for RBI's in a career. He finished with 119 in his four years, surpassing Chris Coste's mark of 110.

Hinderks was released from the Goldeyes after posting a 1-4 record with a 4.99 ERA. He appeared in seven games. His most recent appearance was against the Redhawks when he gave up four runs in the first inning and was taken out of the game after not recording an out. 

6/02 Jeremy Hinderks Pitches Another Gem for the Goldeyes!
(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.)-- Former Concordia pitcher Jeremy Hinderks (Sr., Renville, Minn./R-C-W HS) is a perfect 2-for-2 in his professional baseball career. Two professional games pitched, two outstanding performances that led to two Winnipeg Goldeye victories.

Hinderks, who was a two-time All-Region pitcher for Concordia, pitched eight strong innings against the Sioux Falls Canaries on Wednesday night. Hinderks allowed only two earned runs and struck out six in eight innings of work. He was pulled in the ninth inning for reliever Bobby Bystrowski with the Goldeyes leading 7-2. Bystrowski promptly gave up five runs in the inning and allowed the Canaries to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth. Winnipeg found their composure and came up with three runs in the top of the tenth and then held on for the 10-7 victory.

In his eight innings, Hinderks gave up eight hits, walked three and struck out six. He now has a season ERA of 1.15, which is fifth best in the Northern League. 

Hinderks Line -
            IP  H R ER BB SO HR ERA YTD 
J.Hinderks  8.0 8 2  2  3  6  0 1.15 

5/26 Jeremy Hinderks Blanks St. Paul Saints in Major League Debut!
         | Jeremy Hinderks Winnipeg Goldeyes Bio Page

WINNIPEG ROOKIE STIFLES SAINTS, 5-0
- Press release courtesy of the St. Paul Saints media department.
Renville, MN native Jeremy Hinderks throw 7.2 scoreless innings in pro debut

ST. PAUL, MN – Winnipeg rookie Jeremy Hinderks (Sr., Renville, Minn./R-C-W HS) sure knows how to make a good first impression – and ruin a Wednesday night. The Renville, MN native, who played for Division III Concordia (Moorhead) this spring, was spectacular in his pro debut, holding the St. Paul Saints to no runs over 7.2 innings as the Goldeyes took a 5-0 decision before 5,311 fans at Midway Stadium.

Hinderks allowed only two runners as far as third base as the Goldeyes won their second game in a row to improve to 3-4 on the young season. Minnetonka native Jake Whitney (0-1) pitched well but took the loss for St. Paul (4-2).

The Saints had an early threat with runners on first and third in the first inning but didn’t score. 

Pat Scalabrini’s two-run homer in the sixth inning broke a scoreless tie and gave Hinderks all the run he would need. Winnipeg gave Hinderks some insurance in the eighth when they roughed up reliever Mark wells for two runs. Scalabrini was in the middle of that rally as well with a double that scored the game’s third run. Amaury Garcia had three hits and scored twice as well for Winnipeg.

The Saints made it interesting in the bottom of the eighth when they chased Hinderks and loaded the bases with two outs. Josh Renick led off with a walk. One out later, Adam Olow doubled to left to end Hinderks’ night.  Nick Gretz then worked reliever Marc Major for a walk. But Oscar Montero, who recorded his first save of the year, struck out Tonayne Brown to end the threat. Kazuhiro Kohno and Olow each had one of St. Paul’s five hits to stretch their hitting streaks to six games each.

Hinderks Line -
                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF Fly Gnd 
Hinderks, J. W 1-0    7.2  3  0  0  3  5   0  0  2  0   25 30  11  6

5/26 Three Cobbers Cap Careeers By Being Named to the Midwest All-Region Teams. 
          | Complete List of NCAA Midwest All-Region Teams |

Three Concordia senior baseball players capped their careers by being named to the NCAA All-Midwest Region Teams. Jeremy Hinderks (Sr., Renville, Minn./R-C-W HS) was named to the All-Midwest Second Team, while Ryan Hebrink (Sr., Sacred Heart, Minn./R-C-W HS) and Luther Kangas (Sr., Vadnais Heights, Minn./White Bear Lake HS) were placed on the All-Midwest Third Team. It is the second consecutive year that Hinderks and Hebrink have been recognized with All-Region honors. Last season Hinderks was also named to All-Region Second Team, while Hebrink earned All-Region Honorable Mention honors. Kangas 

The trio of senior players helped Concordia to a second place finish in the MIAC regular season and a berth in the four-team conference tournament. The postseason appearance was the third time in four years that the Cobbers have participated in the MIAC playoffs. Concordia finished the season 22-15 overall and 14-6 in the MIAC. The Cobbers finished the regular season by winning 15 of their last 18 games. At one point, Concordia was 0-3 in the league and 7-10 overall. Their midseason turnaround was sparked by a school-record 12-game winning streak. With their 22 overall wins, Concordia has won 46 games in the past two seasons, which is the third highest total in the MIAC during that time.

Earlier in the month Hinderks was named the MIAC Pitcher of the Year, becoming the first pitcher in school history to win MIAC Pitcher of the Year honors since the award was instituted in 1998. Hinderks also earned all-conference honors for the second consecutive season. He had another dominant year as the team’s number one starting pitcher. Hinderks posted an 8-5 overall record and finished the year with a 2.33 ERA. He led the team in wins, ERA and strikeouts (65). His 92.2 innings pitched during the entire year is a new school record for most innings pitched in a single season. He also finished his career with the second highest total in school history in innings pitched. Hinderks finished his four years with 217.1 innings pitches, second only to Howard Berglund's 225.2 innings. Hinderks also tied Berglund for most career wins. The pair both amassed 22 victories in their storied careers. Finally, Hinderks set a school record for most appearances in a career. His 55 total appearances broke the old school mark of 52 held by Derek Dormanen ('03). 

Like Hinderks, Hebrink was also named to MIAC All-Conference Team for the second consecutive year. Hebrink set a new school record for home runs in a single season in 2004. He clouted 11 roundtrippers this season and finished with 30 on his career. Both are Concordia records. Hebrink also set a school record for RBI's in a career. He finished with 119 in his four years, surpassing Chris Coste's mark of 110.

He tied for the team lead in hits (38), home runs, total bases (80) and slugging percentage (.690). He was also second on the team in runs scored (28) and RBI's (30). He also tied with Hinderks for the team lead in saves (3). As a pitcher, he finished the season with a 1-0 record and a 4.22 ERA.

Kangas ends his Cobber career by being named to the all-region team after he collected all-conference honors for the first time in his career. He was the anchor of the team's defense as the starting catcher, a role he assumed early in the season. He ended up playing in 34 of the team's 36 games. He led the team in hitting with a .349 average. That mark is over 100 points higher from last season and up 75 points from his career average. He also led the team in RBI's (38) and finished tied for the lead in hits (38). Kangas was second in slugging percentage (.578),  third in home runs (5) and total bases (63).

5/15 K.C. Solum Named to the MIAC Playoff All-Tournament Team.
         | Complete Listing of 2004 MIAC Playoff All-Tournament Team |

(Northfield, Minn.)-- Concordia senior firstbaseman K.C. Solum (Sr., Barnesville, Minn.)  was named to the MIAC Playoff All-Tournament Team. He was the only Cobber to be placed on the 10-man team. It is the first postseason honor in Solum's career.

Solum hit .625 in Concordia's two games during the MIAC playoffs. He went 3-for-4 in the first game against Gustavus and then went 2-for-4 versus St. Olaf in the second game. Solum scored two runs and drove in another as the Cobbers struggled through two losses. 

The award caps a career-best year for Solum. After winning the starting firstbaseman position early in the year, he proceeded to hit a four-year best .296. He finished the year fifth on the team in hitting, after averaging only .243 in his first three years in maroon and gold. He led the team in on-base percentage with a .486 average and set a school record for being hit by a pitch. Solum was "beaned" 19 times this season. That mark also led the MIAC. He also finished third on the team in walks and second in stolen bases. 

5/14 Cobbers Ousted at MIAC Tournament; Lose Heartbreaker to Gustavus, Shut Out by St. Olaf.
| Game 1: Gustavus 7, Concordia 6 | Game 2: St. Olaf 7, Concordia 0 | Action Picture Page |

5/13 Bucky Burgau Named MIAC Coach of theYear; Three Players Earn MIAC Postseason Awards.
        | Complete List of MIAC Postseason Awards and All-Conference Team |

5/10 Cobbers Remain Fourth in Midwest Region in Latest ABCA Poll.
         | Complete Poll Details |

Concordia remained fourth in the latest Midwest Region rankings released by the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball (ABCA) Midwest Region on Monday, May 10. The Cobbers were ranked fourth in the region in the previous poll released on April 26. Concordia also received national votes but was not ranked among the top 30 teams in NCAA Division III.

Concordia finished the regular season with a 22-13 overall record and a 14-6 mark in the conference. The Cobbers will be participating in the MIAC tournament on May 14-16 in Northfield, Minn. The winner of the conference tournament will receive the league's automatic bid into the NCAA playoffs. Concordia will play Gustavus in the first round of the tourney on May 14 at 3:30pm at Sechler Park in Northfield.

St. Thomas is the only other MIAC team to be ranked in the latest region poll. The Tommies, winners of their last eight games, are tied for first in the region with UW-Whitewater and are currently ranked seventh in the national poll. St. Thomas will play St. Olaf in the first round of the MIAC tournament on may 14 at 3:30pm at Memorial Park in Dundas, Minn.

5/08 Cobbers' Title Hopes Get Gunned Down By Red-Hot Hitting Tommies.
| Game 1:St. Thomas 7, Concordia 2 | Game 2:St. Thomas 7, Concordia 2 | Action Picture Page 1 | Action Picture Page 2 |
| Video Highlight of Brian Schumacher Sacrifice BuntVideo Highlight of Jim Johnson Line Shot to Left Field |

5/05 Cobbers Rally in 2nd Game to Win Wild Offensive Marathon; Set Up Title Showdown. 
- Cobbers take game one against St. Mary's to clinch second consecutive MIAC playoff spot!! 
| Game 1: Concordia 2, St. Mary's 0 | Game 2: Concordia 14, St. Mary's 12 | Action Picture Page |
| AVI Video of Final Out of Game 2 |

5/01 Romsa Rallies Cobbers to Split of St. Olaf.
- Concordia's "Magic Number" to Clinch MIAC Playoff Spot Dwindles to 1.
| Game 1: St. Olaf 6, Concordia 1 | Game 2: Concordia 5, St. Olaf 3 | Action Picture Page 1 | Action Picture Page 2 |

4/26 Cobbers Ranked Fourth in Midwest Region in Latest ABCA Poll.
         | Complete Poll Details |
For the first time all season, Concordia is ranked in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball (ABCA) Midwest Region poll. The Cobbers are currently ranked fourth in the region in the poll that was released on Monday, April 26. The only other MIAC team receiving recognition is league-leading St. Thomas. The Tommies are currently tied for first in the region poll and ranked seventh in the latest national poll.

4/26 Jeremy Hinderks Named MIAC Co-Pitcher of the Week.
For the second consecutive week Jeremy Hinderks was named the MIAC Pitcher of the week. Hinderks, who threw a no-hitter against Macalester on Saturday, earned co-pitcher of the week honors. He shares the award with Gustavus pitcher Josh Spitzack who hurled a two-hit shutout against league-leading St. Olaf on Saturday.

Hinderks became the first Concordia pitcher to throw a no-hitter since the 1981 season. He faced only 23 batters in the game, as he walked two and struck out six. 

That effort was part of his two-game performance during the week, in which he collected two wins, threw two complete games and allowed only one earned run. 

On Wednesday, he struck out seven and helped the Cobbers beat Carleton 11-1. That win was Bucky Burgau's 500th career victory as head coach of the Cobbers. Hinderks has no thrown eight straight complete games and has only allowed two earned runs in his last 30.2 innings of work. He currently leads the MIAC in wins, saves and innings pitched. He is also second in ERA. 

For the week Hinderks pitched 14 innings, collected two wins, gave up one earned run and nine hits and struck out 13.

4/26 The College Sporting News Feature on Jeremy Hinderks.
         | MIAC Profiles of Excellence - Jeremy Hinderks |

4/24 Hinderks Throws a No-Hitter; Cobbers Sweep Macalester 3-0, 5-1 
| Game 1: Concordia 3, Macalester 0 | Game 2: Concordia 5, Macalester 1 | Action Picture Page 1 | Action Picture Page 2 |

4/21 Cobbers Hand Bucky Burgau Record-Setting 500th Career Win as a Cobber!!
- Concordia Sweeps Carleton 11-1, 10-5; Runs Win Streak to 10 Games.
| Game 1: Concordia 11, Carleton 1 | Game 2: Concordia 10, Carleton 5

4/21 Jeremy Hinderks Named NCBWA Division III National Pitcher of the Week.
Concordia senior right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hinderks (Sr., Renville, Minn./R-C-W HS) was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Pitcher of the Week for the period ending April 18. It is the first time that any Cobber baseball player has earned the national honor.

Hinderks won two games and saved two games in four appearances last week. He pitched 16 2/3 innings, including two complete seven-inning games, and allowed one earned run (0.41 ERA). Hinderks struck out 11 while walking two. In Concordia's sweep of Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), Hinderks won the opener by pitching a complete seven-inning game giving up one earned run. In the second game, he entered the game in the top of the seventh inning with Concordia clinging to a one-run lead and retired the side in order to  pick up the save. In the doubleheader opener against Saint John's (Minn.), Hinderks pitched another complete seven-inning game, allowing six hits and no earned runs. In the second game, he pitched 1.2 innings to picked up his second save of the week. 

Hinderks was also selected Pitcher of the Week by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

4/19 Ryan Hebrink and Jeremy Hinderks Earn MIAC Player of the Week Honors.
Ryan Hebrink (Sr., Sacred Heart, Minn./R-C-W HS) and Jeremy Hinderks (Sr., Renville, Minn./R-C-W HS)  were named MIAC Player and Pitcher of the Week. Hebrink was Named MIAC Player of the Week for his five home run performance in the Cobbers seven games last week. Hinderks pitched 16.2 innings, went 2-0 and collected two saves. The pair helped the Cobbers to a perfect 7-0 record, as the team jumped all the way into third place in the MIAC. It is the second time in both player's career that they have earned player/pitcher of the week honors. 

Hebrink hit hit five home runs, drove in 10 runs and had a 1.087 slugging percentage in helping Concordia to a perfect 7-0 record over the past week. Hebrink hit .391 and scored nine runs as the Cobbers swept Gustavus at home, beat NCAA Division II North Dakota State, and then swept St. John's and Augsburg on the road over the weekend. 

In the series against Gustavus, Hebrink single-handedly kept the Cobbers in the first game by smashing a pair of home runs and driving in three of Concordia's six runs in the game. Hebrink duplicated his two-homer performance against NDSU. He hit hit two mammoth shots against the Bison pitching staff. In the Cobbers' sweep over the Johnnies on Saturday, he went 3-for-7. He then finished the week by hitting a home run in the series against Augsburg. He also picked up the win in the second game by shutting down the Auggies in the fifth and sixth innings. His home run in the fourth inning of game one set a new school record for most home runs in a single season. Hebrink now has 10 roundtrippers this season and 29 for his career - both are school records. 

Hinderks won two games, collected two saves and threw two complete games in his four appearances this past week. He helped Concordia win seven straight games and improve their MIAC record to 7-3. Hinderks pitched in 16.2 innings and only allowed one earned run (0.41 ERA). He also struck out 11 while only walking two batters. 

In Concordia's sweep over Gustavus on Monday, Hinderks won the opener by pitching a complete game and only giving up one earned run. In the second game, he entered the game in the top of the seventh inning with Concordia clinging to a one-run lead and retired the side in order. 

Against St. John's, Hinderks pitched another complete game in the opener. He only allowed six hits and did not give up an earned run in the Cobbers' 4-1 victory. In the second game, he pitched 1.2 innings and picked up his second save of the week. He finished the game by striking out the Johnnies' two-time all-conference outfielder Jed Riegelman with runners on first and third. 

4/18 Cobbers See Offense Explode in Wild and Windy Sweep Over Augsburg.
| Game 1: Concordia 13, Augsburg 6 | Game 2: Concordia 23, Augsburg 16 (6 inn.) | 

4/17 Cobbers Sweep St. John's, Run Win Streak to Six! 
| Game 1: Concordia 4, St. John's 1 | Game 2: Concordia 3, St. John's 2 |

4/14 Cobbers Pound Division I Bound North Dakota State 12-8.
- Ryan Hebrink Continues Home Run Tear By Hitting Two Roundtrippers and Driving in Four Runs. 
| Game Box: Concordia 12, NDSU 8 | Action Picture Page |

4/12 Weiss Wills Cobbers to Sweep of Gustavus as Concordia Remains Perfect at Home.
- Fred Weiss Hammers Walk-Off Home Run in the 1st and a Two-Run Double in the 2nd to Lead the Cobbers.
| Game 1: Concordia 6, Gustavus 4 | Game 2: Concordia 8, Gustavus 7 | Action Picture Page 1 | Action Picture Page 2 |

4/7 Cobbers Use Longball to Help Bucky Burgau Reach MIAC Milestone.
| Game 1: Hamline 2, Concordia 1 | Game 2: Concordia 5, Hamline 1 | Action Picture Page 1 | Action Picture Page 2 |

4/3 Cobbers Can't Come Up With Timely Hit, Fall Twice to Bethel 5-3, 4-3.
| Game 1: Bethel 5, Concordia 3 | Game 2: Bethel 4, Concordia 3 |

3/31 Cobbers Can't Solve Valley City, Lose 2-1 and 2-0.
| Game 1: Valley City State 2, Concordia 1 | Game 2: Valley City State 2, Concordia 0 |

3/27 Cobbers Beat UW-Superior 9-0 in the 1st Game and Lose to the Rain in the 2nd.
| Game 1: Concordia 9, UW-Superior 0 | Game 2: Canceled Due to Rain | Action Picture Page |

3/26 Cobbers Sweep UW-Superior 12-3 and 6-3 to Open Northern Season.
| Game 1: Concordia 12, UW-Superior 3 | Game 2: Concordia 6, UW-Superior 3 | Action Picture Page |

3/05 Read Along With the Team As They Play in Florida Over Spring Break.
         | Journal Entry for Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4 |
- Head Coach Bucky Burgau is keeping a journal during the team's nine-game trip to Clearwater, Florida. The journal is being kept so that fans of Cobber baseball can get an inside glimpse at what goes on during the trip and what happens during the preseason.

3/05 Cobbers Lose Slugfest to York College 12-8. 
| Game 9: York 12, Concordia 8 |

3/04 Cobbers Pay Back Loras With a 9-4 Victory. 
| Game 8: Concordia 9, Loras (IA) 4 |

3/03 Cobbers Regroup in the Nightcap to Come Away With a Split. 
| Game 6: Loras (IA) 16,  Concordia 1 | Game 7: Concordia 8, Clarke (IA) 4 |

3/02 Read Along With the Team As They Play in Florida Over Spring Break.
         | Journal Entry for Tuesday, March 2 |
- Head Coach Bucky Burgau is keeping a journal during the team's nine-game trip to Clearwater, Florida. The journal is being kept so that fans of Cobber baseball can get an inside glimpse at what goes on during the trip and what happens during the preseason.

3/02 Cobbers Drop a Pair on Day Three of Spring Trip.
| Game 4: Rose Hulman 15,  Concordia 5 | Game 5: Wartburg 6, Concordia 0 |

3/01 Cobbers Squeeze Out 7-6 Win Over Johnson & Wales.
         | Game 3: Concordia 7, Johnson & Wales 6 |
- Bryan Romsa squeezes home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to help the Cobbers to their second consecutive victory. Aaron Eckhoff pitches four innings in relief and picks up the win.

2/29 Cobbers Split Opening Day of Season. Hebrink Breaks Home Run Record!
| Game 1: Wartburg (IA) 3, Concordia 2 | Game 2: Concordia 5, Dubuque (IA) 3 |
- Ryan Hebrink hits a home run in the second game to break Chris Coste's all-time school record of 19. 

1/05 Cobbers Tab 11-Year Professional as New Assistant Coach.
         | Complete Steve Montgomery Backround Information
(Moorhead, Minn.)-- Concordia head baseball coach Bucky Burgau has announced that 11-year professional baseball player Steve Montgomery has been named the new assistant coach. He replaces John Duffy who left to take the assistant coaching position at NCAA Division I member La Salle University. 

Montgomery brings a wealth of baseball experience to the Cobbers, having played professionally for the past 11 years. Most recently he was a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks, which won the Northern League Championship in 2003. He has played on three different teams that have won league championships.

He started his professional baseball career with the Kansas City Royals in 1993. He was signed by the Royals as a free agent and played for the Gulf Coast League Royals in his initial season of major league baseball.(More)

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