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Kaczrowski earns all-region honor, signs with Saints

En route to being named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III All-Midwest Region first team, the shortstop hit .463 in MIAC play (20 games).

Also in conference play this season, he produced a slugging percentage of .612 and an on base percentage of .513. Kaczrowski was 15-for-15 in stolen bases against conference opponents and scored a team-high 22 runs in MIAC play.

While 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 - ending his career with one of the top ten active stolen base 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.

Kaczrowski joins two of his former Hamline teammates on the 2009 Saints roster. Fellow infielder Andrew Bennett (Saint Paul, Minn.), who last played for Hamline in 2008, and pitcher Kyle Foster (Apple Valley, Minn.) who completed his career with the Pipers in 2007, are each in their second season with the Saints.