Northern Sun – Big Midweek Update – 4/14/09

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There’s a big batch of news to share today impacting the Division 2 college baseball world and the Northern Sun Conference.

  • Teams continue their midweek Conference doubleheaders tomorrow with the following games scheduled:
    • Wayne State @ Augustana
    • Mary @ Minnesota Crookston
    • Minnesota State @ Minnesota Duluth
    • Upper Iowa @ Winona State
    • Northern State @ Concordia (NSU is home team for games)
  • A number of updates regarding players from Concordia:
    • Blake Devries, who started the season as the Golden Bears #2 pitcher will seek a medical redshirt.  He started 3 games before getting injured.
    • Chase Brown, who started the first 18 games for Concordia at 2nd base was dismissed from the team after their March 16th games.  This was a big loss as Brown was hitting .413 at the time and led the team in stolen bases.
    • Bryan Lippincott, Concordia’s freshman starting shortstop, hasn’t played in their past 6 contests as he hurt his leg.  No word on his expected return.
    • Ben Lemke, a freshman pitcher who has had early success, is dropping from the Concordia football team to concentrate on baseball
  • St. Cloud State’s head coach, Pat Dolan continues to take 5 questions each week from fans on a radio broadcast.  You can listen to his responses here – Pat Dolan’s 5 Q’s
  • The University of Mary was forced to cancel its scheduled game against the University of North Dakota because of poor field conditions – Marauders Cancel Game
  • Upper Iowa also cancelled games today against Wisconsin – Parkside, this was because of rain – Peacocks Cancel Games
  • Wayne State announced yesterday the first official spring signing I’ve seen for a 2009-10 athlete.  It was Justin Beranek, an outfielder from Freemont, NE.  WSC Inks Beranek
  • It sounds like the Minnesota Duluth pipeline of recruits from Burnsville (MN) continues as LHP Jack Lassonde has reportedly committed to play for the Bulldogs next year.  Lassonde got the win in a Lake Conference game against Rosemount yesterday (2-1 in 8 innings).  He doesn’t throw all that hard (78-80?) but he has a very nice curveball which he can throw for strikes. 
  • The NCAA published their D2 Baseball Weekly Notebook which has interesting updates on a number of teams, including Mesa State – NCAA D2 Weekly Notebook
  • Finally, this has nothing to do with the Northern Sun but it was an interesting read this morning to find out about the rare “4 out play” that occurred in the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game yesterday.  Read about how Arizona’s coaches blew it by not knowing the rule book.  It just reinforces how important it is to understand the game.  Rare “4 out play” helps Dodgers

2 Responses to “Northern Sun – Big Midweek Update – 4/14/09”

  1. 1 FYI April 14, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Don’t forget about the ever important, Southwest State vs. Bemidji State contest. Last year both teams split two close match-ups. This contest could greatly influence Southwest’s chances for the conference tourny.

  2. 2 WSCDad April 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Game 1 Final @ Augie

    WSC 7 Augie 4

    Go Cats

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