Northern Sun Players of the Week & Some Links

The Northern Sun Conference made their week 1 announcements regarding players of the week – NSIC News Release – They are:

NSIC Players of the Week
Photo#7 Deryk Marks
IF/C, 5-10, 180, R/R, Jr.,
Cottage Grove, Minn.
Iowa Central CC
Augustana College

Deryk Marks had an impressive debut for Augustana. As the Vikings split on doubleheader at the Metrodome against Rockhurst, Marks went 5-for-6 (.833) with 3 doubles, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. For the weekend, he had a 1.333 slugging percentage. After going 1-for-2 in the Vikings 13-2 win, Marks went 4-for-4 in the nightcap with three of his hits being doubles.

NSIC Pitcher of the Week
Photo#8 Ryan Sander
RHP, 6-2, 195, Jr.,
St. James, Minn.
Minnesota Valley Lutheran HS
Bemidji State

Ryan Sander hurled six-innings of shutout ball against Minnesota, Crookston to open the 2010 season, Feb. 5 at the H.H.H Metrodome, giving-up just three hits in a 7-0 victory. He had a no-hitter going through four innings, retiring 12-of-13 batters. The lone baseman reached on a fielding error. He gave-up just one hit in each of the final three innings, all of which were singles. Sander fanned five batters, while giving-out two free passes.

Other News of Interest

I found the following articles about D2 baseball over the past week that may be of interest –

  • College Baseball Today focuses almost exclusively on D1 baseball but took in a D2 game while waiting for the D1 season to start.  Some commentary about Western Oregon and UC – San Diego who are Top 20 teams – College Baseball Today
  • The College Baseball Blog also took in a game between 2 Top 20 teams, Lubbock Christian and Angelo State – Teams Split DH
  • PING Baseball has a number of player blogs including this one by Northern Sun’s Cody Wilcoxson of Concordia St. Paul who discusses the teams split at the Metrodome this past week – Thursday at the Dome
  • Outside the Northern Sun there’s also D2 baseball being played.  On the national scene the Sunshine State Conference has last years champion (Lynn) and this years #1 team (Tampa) and you can follow a number of really strong teams here – Sunshine State Conference Baseball Page
  • Finally, D1 baseball is just around the corner and my favorite D1 site is Rivals/Yahoo Baseball where they have released their preseason rankings – Texas Tops Rankings

21 Responses to “Northern Sun Players of the Week & Some Links”

  1. 1 Stat Rat February 10, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Deryk Marks will be one of the dominant players in the NSIC and not to mention has a phenomenal glove… arguable the best shortstop in the NSIC???? anyone disagree???? the only other shortstop that is any good at was bond from wayne state

  2. 4 Augie February 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Deryk Marks won’t even play shortstop this year, but yes he’s a phenomenal player

  3. 5 Stat Rat February 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    also ryan sanders is by far one of the most dominant pitchers this year im sure he will run through the nsic and lead the beavers to their first nsic championship and possibly first regional championship

  4. 6 cu17dad February 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I think their are several good ss in the NSIC. If they stay healthy. I am biased but I think Concordia’s SS will be pretty good. Made 1 error last year in 99 chances, batted .354.

  5. 8 WSCDad February 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    My bad, Sanders is a junior – maybe he can be the guy. I’m sure the 5.35 era and the 2-5 record from last year was an accident.

    By the way, while his numbers for the Crookston game were impressive, Crookston is not. I think they were 7-42 or something similar to that.

  6. 9 WSCDad February 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Oh, and StatRat – while your checking your stats check where the coaches picked bemiji. What? 11th? Why that can’t be, can it?

  7. 10 Wow February 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Again I think that a couple of other guys deserve some attention for player of the week. True Freshman Jordan Smith going 7-11 batting .636 with 2 runs scored and 3RBIs.
    Also Nate Baumann went 4-for-8 with a home run, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI and 3 stolen bases. I was told he also caught and did a great job behind the plate stopping many bad pitches.
    Its great to have baseball to talk about. The NSIC looks to have plenty good players this year.

  8. 11 imafan February 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Is it just me or is this a real item?
    Does the hitting seem to be better than the pitching in the NSIC? Is it fewer pitchers? Better going to D1 or just so many people who can hit?
    IN HS and B4 it seemed like if you had a couple of decent pitchers you could do real well?
    Look at SW last year. Not saying Kinney isn’t a great hitter but 5 people around 400 and they didn’t dominate in fact I thought they were pretty average? Allot of other teams with several players around 400?! Aluminum bats!!!??

  9. 12 cu17dad February 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Hitters are usually ahead of pitchers early on. It takes pitchers a couple of games to completely gather their rythem and stamina. THe NSIC has many good hitters and a few totally awesome thumpers. I am sure there are a couple of Awesome fells at WSC. I know a few are scattered around the conference. Quality pitching will shine soon enough as the conference season starts.

  10. 14 imafan February 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    The player of the week looks like he’s 14. No disrespect intended he just looks really young.

  11. 16 fishingmn February 10, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Stat Rat – I am going to remove the poll from the front but consider this your warning. You either treat others with respect or you will be blocked from further participation in the comments. Respectful dialogue and banter is welcome. Words like “idiots” is not.

  12. 17 Central February 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Looking at conference shortstops, a newcomer to the league is Seth McMullen at Winona St. Very good high school player, already signed with a Northwoods league team, Wausau.

  13. 18 Central February 10, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Sorry, the Northwoods team is in Wausau WI. It is the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

  14. 19 imafan February 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    You on your way to La Junta? Looks like the weather might cooperate? Good luck. Represent!

    • 20 John Plasha Sr. February 11, 2010 at 7:09 pm

      Yes I am. They should have enough snow cleared just in time for my 12:30 flight tomorrow. I’m a little disappointed I’m not gonna see Colorado Mine’s field. Looks great on line but at least we’re playing. From what I hear the boys are gonna play Nebraska-Kearney all 4 games. Not sure why CSM dropped out of the picture. Just checked and they’re calling for a high of 50 on Sat. but only 37 on Sunday.

  15. 21 cu17dad February 11, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Enjoy Colorado. CU has added a DH against Neb Kearney. Not sure who they dropped. The fluxating schedule bothers me some. Hard to plan a weekend trip when games keep moving around.

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