2019 NSIC baseball all-conference teams and awards

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NSIC) — Augustana junior Max Steffens has been named the NSIC Pitcher of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, while head coach Tim Huber has been tabbed Coach of the Year.

NSIC Player of the Year
#16 Jordan Hart (OF, 6-1, 210, Sr., L/R, Lyle, Minn. /  Lyle HS)
Minnesota State University, Mankato

– Led NSIC in home runs (13), RBI (51), total bases (109), slugging percentage (.752)  and ranked second in hits (56) and seventh in batting average (.386)
– Established MSU records for RBI in a season with 70 (currently ranks second in nation) and tied school single-season record for home runs with 18 (t-5th in NCAA)
– Set school record for career home runs (43) and career RBI (184)
– Three-time NSIC Player of the Week this season
– Named Minnesota State’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year
NSIC Pitcher & NSIC Newcomer of the Year
#21 Max Steffens (RHP, 6-1, 200, Jr., R/R, DeWitt, Iowa / Central DeWitt HS / Iowa Central CC)
Augustana University

– Led the NSIC with a 1.51 ERA allowing just 14 earned runs in 83.1 innings pitched
– Compiled an 8-0 record with seven complete games and one shutout during the season
– Had a 61/8 K/BB ratio while holding opponents to 59 hits and a .193 average during his regular season appearances
– Allowed four hits or fewer in seven of his starts and never gave up more than three runs in any game he started
– Ranks eighth in NCAA Division II in ERA (1.51), is tied for fourth in complete games (7), fourth in walks allowed per nine innings (0.86) and 10th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.63)
– His seven complete games are good for third in Augustana history, while he has already broken the record for innings pitched in a season with 83.1
– The junior also broke the record for most flyouts forced with 85, while he sits in third for most ground outs forced in program history at 100
Newcomer of the Year shall be a transfer student-athlete (junior college or otherwise).
NSIC Freshman of the Year
#5 Nick Altermatt (SS, 6-1, 190, Fr., R/R, Wanda, Minn. / Wabasso HS)
Minnesota State University, Mankato

– Started all 49 games for Minnesota State at shortstop in first year of college baseball
– Led NSIC in runs scored (40) and doubles (13)
– Ranked third in average (.399) and hits (55), fourth in total bases (74) and sixth in on base percentage (.469)
NSIC Coach of the Year
Tim Huber (11th Season)
Augustana University

– Led the Vikings to their best conference record (29-6) since joining the NSIC
– Led the Vikings to first NSIC regular season champions
– The 29 conference wins ties the school record for most conference wins in a season
– Augustana swept eight of their conference series this season and won 11 series total in NSIC play
– Reached 400 career wins in the final regular season series against Upper Iowa
– Coached six All-NSIC performers this season, including three first team members

2019 All-Conference First Team
21Max SteffensRHPJr.AUGIEDewitt, Iowa
9Cam KlineRHPSo.MSUStacy, Minn.
7Ryan ObrechtLHPFr.WSCOmaha, Neb.
4Dominic AustingRHPSr.SCSUSauk Rapids, Minn.
29Jon LudwigRHPJr.MSUPlymouth, Minn.
1Tom ImholteCSr.MSUSt. Cloud, Minn.
33Reed Hjelle1BSr.UMCEast Grand Forks, Minn.
31Jordan Barth1BSo.AUGIECold Spring, Minn.
2Teddy Petersen2BJr.MSUGlencoe, Minn.
5Nick AltermattSSFr.MSUWanda, Minn.
18Kyle Thompson3BSr.WSCOmaha, Neb.
20Michael BorstOFSr.MINOTMcHenry, Ill
22Riley JohnsonOFJr.AUGIEChamplin, Minn.
16Jordan HartOFSr.MSULyle, Minn.
21Mitch MallekOFSr.SCSUPlover, Wis.
34Jesus PayanOFSr.UMaryChihuahua, Mexico
9Cam KlineDHSo.MSUStacy, Minn.
2019 All-Conference Second Team
17Luke ChevalierRHPSr.NSUBarnstable, Mass.
24Hunter WienhoffRHPJr.WSCQuincy, Ill.
32Jimmy LarsonRHPSo.MSUPrior Lake, Minn.
6Jaymon CervantesRHPSr.MINOTTucson, Ariz.
36Dalton GroseLHPSo.UMCWaterville, Minn.
9Will OlsonCSo.AUGIEOmaha, Neb.
34Ty Buck1BJr.MSURed Wing, Minn.
2JT Mix2BSo.AUGIEFarmers Branch, Texas
15Jordan JosephSSSr.SCSUSt. Michael, Minn.
35Ryan Nickel3BSo.AUGIEShoreview, Minn.
2Henry GeorgeOFSo. UMDWoodbury, Minn.
23Najee GaskinsOFJr.SCSUVail, Ariz.
20Alex LogelinOFSo.WSCWaconia, Minn.
30Zac CainOFSr.UIUPlymouth, Wis.
9Andrew HansonDHSo.WSCBurnsville, Minn.
3Toran ShahidiCSr.SCSUAmes, Iowa
20Matt ButlerRHPSr.SCSUNaperville, Ill.
2019 NSIC All-Defensive Team
21Max SteffensPJr.AUGIEDewitt, Iowa
1Tom ImholteCSr.MSUSt. Cloud, Minn.
7Mat Meyer1BSr.SCSUSt. Stephen, Minn.
2Teddy Petersen2BJr.MSUGlencoe, Minn.
35Ryan Nickel3BSo.AUGIEShoreview, Minn.
15Jordan JosephSSSr.SCSUSt. Michael, Minn.
11Michael SvozilOFSr.AUGIEMillbrae, Calif.
7Chris ScottOFSr.UMaryScottsdale, Ariz.
10Brendan Madsen OFJr.WSCBellevue, Neb.


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