Eickman was named the conference rookie of the year and earned
All-MIAC first team honors. He threw four complete games in his
inaugural collegiate season, all in MIAC play, posting a conference ERA
Eickman made seven appearances on the mound against MIAC opponents,
including six starts, leading the Pipers in innings pitched with 39.0.
He struck out 21 batters, gave up just five extra-base hits, and walked
just eight en route to a conference record of 3-3.
Andy King (So., Fort Myers, Fla.) also earned All-MIAC first team
honors, hitting .346 overall and .426 in conference play. He had seven
doubles, two triples, three home runs, and 16 RBI against MIAC pitching.
He posted a slugging percentage of .721 and an on base percentage of
.437 in conference play.
King was also named the MIAC player of the week on April 12 following
a set of four conference games in which he hit .667 against Macalester
Andy Powell (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) and Tony Rogers (Jr., St.
Michael, Minn.) were named to the MIAC All-Defensive team. Powell had
just one error with 30 putouts and 37 assists at second base during MIAC
play for a fielding percentage of .985. Rogers was perfect in the
outfield with 51 putouts in MIAC play.
Powell hit .364 in MIAC play while Rogers hit .309.
A trio of Pipers - Powell, Cass Kreitlow (Jr., Glenwood, Minn.), and
Alex Buresh (Sr., Vadnais Heights, Minn.) earned honorable mention
recognition from the coaching staff.
Kreitlow posted a 3.58 ERA during conference play and earned MIAC
pitcher of the week honors twice in the final three weeks of the regular
season. He made seven appearances with three starts and two complete
games in conference competition, striking out 24 batters in 32.2 innings
Buresh hit .357 in conference play as a designated hitter, driving in
17 runs while hitting six doubles and a pair of home runs. In addition,
Buresh was named Hamline’s representative to the MIAC All-Sportsmanship