Northern Sun Baseball Season Wrap Up

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The 2009 NCAA Division 2 College Baseball season is over.

That means that this blog, Northern Sun Baseball, is going to be slowing down its coverage.  First of all, I want to  thank those readers that stopped by on a regular basis throughout the year.  In 4 months this blog went from an idea to 37,000 views which just shows that there is a lot of interest in D2 baseball and fans who want to follow their teams. 

I will be slowing down coverage over the summer to coincide with the slowdown in any college baseball news.  I’m looking forward to watching Minnesota Amateur Baseball (Town ball)

In the meantime, here are some recent news items from Northern Sun schools –

Augustana – Nate Baumann Named Rawlings Central Region 2nd Team Baumann Recognized

Concordia – Announced signing 5 more players to play in 2010 to make a total of 10 signings.  This was important as they carried the smallest roster (25) and are losing 9 seniors.  Concordia Adds 5  Jake Schmidt collected a number of post-season honors  Schmidt in 3 Press Releases

Minnesota Duluth – David Olson racked up some awards in his final season as a Bulldog  Olson All-Central Region

Minnesota State – Nathan Kafka was 1st team All-Region and 3 others were 2nd team  Kafka All-Region

Southwest Minnesota State – Had a couple announcements about players receiving post-season recognition  Laughlin Academic All-American  West Named Daktronics Honorable Mention

St. Cloud State – Put out a very nice end of season recap St. Cloud State Season Review  Also, announced where some of their players will be competing this summer  Huskies in College Summer Leagues

Wayne State – Had a number of releases regarding post-season awards for players Bond & Wendte winning Awards

Winona State – Ross Hellenbrand was named All-Region  Hellenbrand Announcement

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7 Responses to “Northern Sun Baseball Season Wrap Up”


  1. 1 WSCDad June 4, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for all of your effort this season. Now what to do?? The Royals are awful again (I’m from Kansas City) and the Chiefs will be too!! Not much to look forward to except…..

    …..WSC is going to return a bunch of guys, a couple of new bats and a couple of new strong arms and I look to the Cats to go far next year. Certainly we will miss Koch and Hemauer and Moreland, but every one else returns. Is is spring yet??

    Cats ended up ranked #27 in the last coaches poll. The only NSIC team that was ranked.

    Have a great summer.

  2. 2 John Plasha June 4, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I saw the ranking and think it’s a discrase. How can you make it to the championship game of thr Regional Tournament (loseing in extra innings) to Mesa State who went on to the D-2 World Series, and only be ranked 27th. If your one of the last 2 teams standing in an 8 region field it sounds to me like you should be in the top 16. There are teams with 20+ losses ranked higher then Wayne and only 5 teams with more wins. it just don’t seam right to me.

  3. 3 WSCDad June 5, 2009 at 10:13 am

    And of course, we don’t even appear on the Ping poll – as was the case over nearly the entire season.

  4. 4 fishingmn June 5, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    In the end, does it matter?

    Wayne had a great year – shouldn’t need validation from 2 guys running a website poll.

  5. 5 John Plasha June 5, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    What do you mean by that? (Web Site Poll)

  6. 6 fishingmn June 6, 2009 at 9:08 am

    From what I understand, the Ping site is run by a couple people in Omaha (which is funny since it’s so close to Wayne and they get no respect). Unlike the College Baseball News poll (which is a survey of D2 coaches) and the NCBWA poll (which is a survey of baseball writers) the Ping poll is just the opinions of that website.

    • 7 John Plasha June 6, 2009 at 11:06 am

      No kidding. I never knew that. I just assumed it was some big high profile poll. It’s obvious these 2 haven’t made the 2 hour ride north from Omaha to view this Wayne team. I’m located app. 1300+ miles to the East and this well coached and tallent loaded team caught my son and I’s attention last year. People often ask us how he ended up all the way out in Nebraska and the answer is obvious to us. A year into his stay all of our expectations have been met. As DAD mentioned above with the exception of 2 or 3 losses to graduation this will be a team to be reconed with for the next couple years. I’m already looking at ways to top the 31 out of 60 games I attended this year. Good luck to “All” in the NSIC and see ya in the Spring.


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