May 6, 2008
Baseball: May 6

Jake Pole

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Player of the Week - Jake Pole

Jake Pole of Augustana have been named the North Central Conference Baseball Players of the Week.

Pole, a senior outfielder from Decorah, Iowa, was the spark that helped the Augustana offense explode for 56 runs over the weekend. Pole hit .737 (14-19) in a four-game set against Minnesota Duluth with a double, two homeruns, a walk, 14 RBI, two stolen bases and five runs scored. The wins helped Augie move up to the fourth seed in the upcoming NCC Tournament.

Others nominated: Geno Glynn, Minnesota State; Evan Porter, Nebraska-Omaha; Scott Schmidt, North Dakota; Kyle Resser, St. Cloud State.

Pitcher of the Week - Jim Dale

Jim Dale of Minnesota State has been named the North Central Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Dale, a junior from Nunda, N.Y., was the first pitcher to defeat Nebraska-Omaha in NCC play this season when he threw a complete-game, four hit shutout of the Mavericks on Sunday to stop UNO's 18-game NCC winning streak. Dale struck out two batters while walking one.

Others nominated: JaColby Anderson, Augustana; Brandon Baumgartner, North Dakota; Dustin Koca, Nebraska-Omaha.