August 21, 2014

Lincoln native named GPAC pitcher of the year. Four Nebraskans make first team honors

Doane Tigers pitcher Elliot Engle was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference pitcher of the year and Jeremy Jorgensen was named coach of the year in the conference. Doane won the conference regular season title with a 20-0 record but lost in the post season tournament.

Midland University won the post season tournament this past weekend and will join Doane in the NAIA World Series which begins May 12th.

Doane third baseman Ethan Schroeder of Papillion, and pitcher Brandon Stennis of Omaha and Midland OF Zach Kinsella of Omaha, were among the four Nebraskans named to the first team all-conference list.

FIRST TEAM:

Position Name School Grade Hometown

First Base Jared Miller Mount Marty SR Sioux Falls, S.D.

Second Base Erik Widener Northwestern SR Spanaway, Wash.

Third Base Ethan Schroeder Doane SR Papillion, Neb.

Shortstop Cody Groskreutz Northwestern SR Apple Valley, Minn.

Utility Infielder Nate Clark Morningside JR Des Moines, Iowa

Outfield Mitch Peschon Northwestern JR Spirit Lake, Iowa

Outfield Jake Lamoreux Morningside FR Le Mars, Iowa

Outfield Davis Bloemendaal Northwestern SR Orange City, Iowa

Outfield Zach Kinsella Midland SO Omaha, Neb.

Catcher Nick Studer Doane JR Toronto, Canada

Catcher Jordyn Van Atta Midland SR Portland, Ore.

Pitcher Elliott Engle Doane SR Lincoln, Neb.

Pitcher Brandon Stennis Doane JR Omaha, Neb.

Pitcher Nathon Roth Doane SR Camarillo, Calif.

Pitcher Kyle Larson Dakota Wesleyan SR Red Lake Falls, Minn.

Relief Pitcher Cody Pollack Midland JR Portland, Ore.

Designated Hitter Liam Bedford Doane SO Melbourne, Australia

SECOND TEAM:

Position Name School Grade Hometown

First Base Skyler Wheeler Northwestern JR Chehalis, Wash.

Second Base Jake Loftus Midland JR Omaha, Neb.

Third Base Andrew Yerrell Concordia JR Sante Fe, Texas

Shortstop Ben Sptiznagel Dakota Wesleyan FR Cincinnati, Ohio

Utility Infielder Derrik Nelson Mount Marty JR Yankton, S.D.

Outfield Kevin Clausen Doane FR Torrance, Calif.

Outfield Trent Neill Hastings SR Ogallala, Neb.

Outfield Camaren Gause Concordia SR Tucson, Ariz.

Outfield Dylan Steyer Midland SO Omaha, Neb.

Catcher Tony Schultz Northwestern JR West Salem, Wis.

Catcher Ben Ladner Dakota Wesleyan JR Delray Beach, Fla.

Pitcher Tyler Stuerman Northwestern SR Hinton, Iowa

Pitcher Dillon Cotner Midland SO Lincoln, Neb.

Pitcher Ryan Brasser Northwestern SR Paullina, Iowa

Pitcher Isaac Horigan Northwestern SO Ventura, Calif.

Relief Pitcher Josh Turner Northwestern SO Ogden, Iowa

Designated Hitter Derek Blumenstock Mount Marty JR O’Neill, Neb.