Hamline News

Kaczrowski, Mullendore earn conference honors

Kaczrowski hit .463 in MIAC play (20 games) this season with a slugging percentage of .612 and an on base percentage of .513. He was 15-for-15 in stolen bases against conference opponents and scored a team-high 22 runs in MIAC play.

En route to leading the Pipers to their second straight MIAC playoff appearance and third in four year, Kaczrowski led the conference in stolen bases and steal attempts. He was in the top ten in MIAC statistics in batting average (fourth), on base percentage (sixth), runs scored (third), and hits (third). 

Overall in 2009 he led the team with a .393 batting average and had 26 RBI while hitting ten doubles and a team-high four homeruns. He struck out just five times in 150 at bats and drew  team-high 21 walks.

Kaczrowski was 23-for-23 in stolen bases and had streak of 27 stolen bases extending into the end of the 2008 season - one of the top ten current active streaks in all of NCAA baseball.

Additionally, he led the team with an overall slugging percentage of .540 and an on base percentage of .478.

In MIAC play, Mullendore compiled a 4.24 ERA en route to a 4-2 record and a save on the mound for the Pipers. He made ten appearances including seven starts and threw five complete games while throwing 46.2 innings in conference play.

The righty struck out 29 MIAC batters and walked 13.

Overall in 2009, Mullendore posted a 3.59 ERA to lead the team with a 7-3 record in 16 appearances with 13 starts. He threw 80.1 innings and struck out 56 batters while walking 25. He gave up just two homeruns. He held his opponents to a .270 batting average over the course of the season.

The conference office also announced their third annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

Hamline's representative on the 2009 All-Sportsmanship team is Bill Sand (Sr., White Bear Township, Minn.).

The Pipers completed 2009 with a 22-19, 12-8 MIAC record and finished third in both the regular season and in the MIAC tournament. The season was Hamline's fourth straight 20+ win season and this year's senior class graduates with a four-year record of 93-69.