Apr 30, 2008
Baseball: April 30

Nate Baumann

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Player of the Week - Nate Baumann

Nate Baumann of Augustana have been named the North Central Conference Baseball Players of the Week.

Baumann, a freshman from Marshall, Minn., sparked Augustana to three wins over North Dakota. He hit .571 (8-14) with a slugging percentage of 1.214. He clubbed three homeruns to go along with six runs scored and nine RBI. He hit a two-run homer and had a three-run blast in Augie's 9-8 win on Monday and capped the week with a grand slam in the Viking's 13-4 win Tuesday

Others nominated: Luke Johnson, Minnesota Duluth; Evan Porter, Nebraska-Omaha.

Pitchers of the Week - Dustin Koca & Sean Cooley

Dustin Koca of Nebraska-Omaha and Sean Cooley of North Dakota have been named the North Central Conference Baseball Pitchers of the Week.

Koca, a senior from Papillion, Neb., struck out 14 batters of the 24 batters he faced in a complete game, two-hit win over St. Cloud State. He walked only one batter.

Cooley, a senior from Thompson, N.D., collected his first career shutout while allowing only one hit against Augustana. He struck out two batters while walking one.

Others nominated: Tyler Pierson, Augustana; Cole Hytjan, Minnesota Duluth.