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Baseball - Tue, May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its postseason baseball awards Monday evening after the completion of the conference tournament's championship game at Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown, N.D.  The NSAA Baseball All-Conference Teams, postseason awards and Gold Glove Team were announced.

Dakota State (S.D.) landed three selections on the All-Conference teams, with Jake Harris (catcher) being named to First-Team.  Ian Barker (designated hitter) and Jordan Hofer (outfielder) were both chosen as Second Team All-Conference.

The NSAA Baseball All-Conference teams, postseason awards and Gold Glove team were voted on by the league's head coaches.  The First- and Second-Team All-Conference each consist of 17 selections.

It was the second straight year that Harris was named to NSAA Baseball All-Conference First Team for the Trojans (last season he was an All-Conference First Team as designated hitter position).  Harris led the team in both batting average and runs batted in (RBIs) for the second straight year, posting a batting average of .369 this season.  He collected a total of 36 RBIs.

Harris was 52-of-141 at the plate in 41 games played for DSU.  He also recorded a slugging percentage of .582 with eight doubles, two triples and blasted six home runs.  He had an on-base percentage of .403 and a fielding percentage of .976 (137 put-outs, 23 assists and 4 errors). 

During NSAA conference games, Harris led Dakota State in batting average of .418 (33-of-79) and a slugging percentage of .709 with five doubles and six home runs.  He also drove in a team-high 22 RBIs during conference games and registered an on-base percentage of .465.

Jake is the son of Bob and Diana Harris of Helena, Mont.  He is a senior Elementary Education/Special Education major at Dakota State University.

Both Barker and Hofer were selected to All-Conference Team for their first time at DSU.

Barker posted a batting average of .318 during 39 games in 2016 for the Trojans.  He was 35-of-110 at the plate, scored 27 runs and drove in 27 runs.  He produced a team-leading slugging percentage of .745 after smashing 10 home runs, 9 doubles and 4 triples.

According to the NAIA-DakStats statistical website as of Tuesday, Barker ranks 16th in the nation in slugging percentage and 37th in home runs per game (0.256).  He is also 38th in the nation in triples per game (0.103).

Barker earned a batting average of .353 (18-of-51) and .784 slugging percentage (6 doubles, 4 home runs, 2 triples) during NSAA conference play.

He owns the DSU school record in career triples with seven, breaking the previous old record of six triples set by a pair of former Trojan athletes with six triples (Chaz Palmer in 2010-13 and Danny Flahie in 2013-14).  He is second in the record book in career home runs with 19.

Barker was recognized by the NAIA national office as its Baseball Player-of-the-Week on April 26.  He was .600 batting average, hit 6 home runs and drove in 12 runs during the week of April 18-24).  He was also honored by the NSAA Conference Player-of-the-Week.

Barker is 2-3 record on the pitching mound for the Trojans where he posted an earned run average (ERA) of 5.23 in 10 pitching appearances.  He worked for 32 2/3 innings this season and gave up 28 runs (9 unearned) on 28 hits.  He also struck out a total of 24 batters. 

Ian is the son of Gerald Barker and Christie Konkle of Independence, Mo.  He is a senior Physical Education major at DSU.

Hofer was a lead-off hitter for Dakota State this season.  He played in 43 games this season and recorded a batting average of .270.  He was 37-of-137 at the plate and a slugging percentage of .467 with seven doubles, six home runs and a triple.  He led the team with 30 runs scored and reached on base by a walk 20 times.  He recorded eight stolen bases.

Hofer played in all 23 NSAA conference games where he batted .333 (24-of-72) and led the team with 19 runs scored.  In addition, he registered a slugging percentage of .611 with five doubles and five home runs.  He collected 20 RBIs and swiped four bases.

Jordan is the son of Rob and Shelley Hofer of Sioux Falls, S.D.  He is a freshman Exercise Science major at Dakota State University.

Dakota State finished its 2016 campaign with an overall record of 20-27.  The Trojans posted a 13-10 NSAA conference, which is a third-place finish in the conference standings.  DSU recorded its most conference wins since joining the NSAA conference three seasons ago.  It was also the first time since 2010 that Dakota State had recorded a winning percentage in conference play (12-8 record in the former Dakota Athletic Conference).

Below are the complete listings of the 2016 NSAA All-Conference and Postseason awards:

2016 North Star Athletic Association Baseball All-Conference First Team

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

C

Jake Harris

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Helena, Mont.

C

Quinn Irey

Sophomore

Jamestown (N.D.)

Bismarck, N.D.

1B

Joe Demers

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Grafton, N.D.

2B

Drake Yoshioka

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Waipahu, Hawaii

3B

Landon Uetz

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.

SS

Brandon Alvarez

Senior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Indio, Calif.

UTIL

Michael Keeran

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Clear Lake, Iowa

OF

Joe Moran

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Scottsbluff, Neb.

OF

Trevor Jones

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

West Richland, Wash.

OF

Nico Kelly

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Chicago Heights, Ill.

OF

Angel Ramos

Senior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Huntington Park, Calif.

DH

Derik Bontempo

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Federal Way, Wash.

SP

Ben McKendall

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Los Angeles, Calif.

SP

Tanner Dahl

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.

SP

Braulio Torres-Perez

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Auburn, Wash.

SP

Brad Bennett

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Hillsboro, Ore.

RP

Leland Tilley

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Exeter, Calif.

2016 North Star Athletic Association Baseball All-Conference Second Team

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

C

Jake Browne

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

West Richland, Wash.

C

Dondrei Hubbard

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Houston, Texas

1B

Rowdy Dove

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Pryor, Okla.

2B

Ross Feeley

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Tehachapi, Calif.

3B

Matt Evans

Sophomore

Bellevue (Neb.)

Omaha, Neb.

SS

Westin Hinkel

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Gillette, Wyo.

UTIL

Brady Anderson

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Jamestown, N.D.

OF

Jake Hignite

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

CleElum, Wash.

OF

Colton Nash

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bonney Lake, Wash.

OF

Jordan Hofer

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

Sioux Falls, S.D.

OF

Jesse Spangler

Sophomore

Presentation (S.D.)

Holbrook, Ariz.

DH

Ian Barker

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Independence, Mo.

SP

Todd Nicks

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bakersfield, Calif.

SP

Dylan Deavy

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Moorhead, Minn.

SP

Aaron Bain

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Cambridge, Ontario

SP

David Whitaker

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

La Crescenta, Calif.

RP

Sean Getchell

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Billings, Mont.

Postseason Awards
NSAA Baseball Player-of-the-Year:  Landon Uetz – Jamestown (N.D.)
NSAA Baseball Pitcher-of-the-Year:  Ben McKendall – Bellevue (Neb.)
NSAA Baseball Freshman-of-the-Year:  Mitchell Keeran – Waldorf (Iowa)
NSAA Baseball Coach-of-the-Year:  Duane Monlux – Bellevue (Neb.)

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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