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Baseball - Fri, Mar. 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – Two Dakota State (S.D.) athletes were listed on the 2015 North Star Athletic Association Baseball Preseason All-Conference list, announced by the conference office Friday afternoon.

DSU's Ian Baker (junior – outfielder) and Zac Smith (senior – pitcher) were listed on the conference preseason all-conference list.  Smith was named to 2014 NSAA Baseball All-Conference First team starting pitcher.

Jake Harris was listed on the newcomers' list in the NSAA Baseball Preseason All-Conference.

Seventeen (17) players – which 10 players are seniors – were named to the 2015 NSAA Baseball All-Conference list.  The NSAA also listed newcomers to the league for each team.

The North Star Athletic Association Baseball conference opening weekend kicks off this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) with a four-game series.  Preseason league's favorite Jamestown (N.D.) travels to Mayville State (N.D.) in Mayville, N.D., while Dakota State hosts Valley City State (N.D.) in Madison.  Presentation (S.D.) will play at Dickinson State (N.D.) in Dickinson, N.D.

The four-game series will feature a doubleheader on the first day with seven- and nine-inning games and another doubleheader on the second day with both playing in seven-inning games.  All six NSAA members are slated to play a total of 20 conference games (10 doubleheaders).

The doubleheader between the Vikings and Trojans kick off at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday at Flynn Field.

Below is the complete list of the 2015 North Star Athletic Association Baseball Preseason All-Conference Team and newcomers for each team:

2015 North Star Athletic Association Baseball Preseason All-Conference Team

Position

Name

School

Year

Hometown

1B

Eric Seiler

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Junior

Dickinson, N.D.

2B

Spencer Mallonee

Mayville State (N.D.)

Senior

Spokane, Wash.

3B

Erik Peterson

Jamestown (N.D.)

Senior

Bismarck, N.D.

SS

Rudy Strnad $

Jamestown (N.D.)

Senior

Parker, Colo.

C

Zach Mihic $

Mayville State (N.D.)

Senior

Langley, B.C. Canada

C

Marcus Blackmon, Jr.

Jamestown (N.D.)

Senior

Sandy, Ore.

INF

Ryan Baldonado $

Presentation (S.D.)

Sophomore

Holbrook, Ariz.

DH

Landon Uetz @ #

Jamestown (N.D.)

Sophomore

West Fargo, N.D.

OF

John Pistulka $

Mayville State (N.D.)

Senior

Wabasso, Minn.

OF

Ian Barker

Dakota State (S.D.)

Junior

Independence, Mo.

OF

Jordan Tescher

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Senior

Beach, N.D.

OF

Aaron Miller $

Mayville State (N.D.)

Junior

Anchorage, Alaska

SP

Aaron Dick $

Mayville State (N.D.)

Senior

Langley, B.C. Canada

SP

Tanner Dahl $

Jamestown (N.D.)

Junior

West Fargo, N.D.

SP

Chip Rosales

Valley City State (N.D.)

Senior

La Puente, Calif.

SP

Zac Smith $

Dakota State (S.D.)

Senior

Sommerset, S.D.

RP

Ryan Sheeley #

Jamestown (N.D.)

Junior

Wahpeton, N.D.

$ 2014 NSAA Baseball All-Conference First Team
@ 2014 NSAA Baseball Freshman of the Year
# 2014 NSAA Baseball All-Conference Honorable Mention

2015 North Star Athletic Association Baseball Conference Newcomers

Dakota State (S.D.)
Jake Harris – Junior – Designated Hitter/Catcher – Helena, Mont.

Dickinson State (N.D.)
Jake Hignite – Junior – Infielder – CleElum, Wash.
Landon Briscoe – Senior – Infielder – Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Jamestown (N.D.)
Lance Ibesate – Junior – Infielder – Juneau, Alaska
Logan Lund – Junior – Pitcher – Tolna, N.D.

Mayville State (N.D.)
Nate Williams – Senior – First Base/Third Base – Corvallis, Ore.
Brandon Kupfer – Freshman – Pitcher – New York Mills, Minn.
Mason Swegarden – Freshman – Shortstop – Lake Park, Minn.

Presentation (S.D.)
Emilo Griego – Freshman – Pitcher – Yuma, Ariz.

Valley City State (N.D.)
Breion Barron – Freshman – Outfielder/Pitcher – Hemet, Calif.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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