MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- A total of 14 baseball student-athletes representing six Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) institutions have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Midwest Region Teams. The teams are voted on by ABCA members and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Division III All-America Committee.
NACC regular-season champion Concordia University Chicago led all league schools with six selections. Senior outfielder Connor Brandon and sophomore first baseman Brody Mariotti were named to the first team, while senior third baseman Bryce VanDuser, senior starting pitcher Adam Gregory and freshman relief pitcher Mike Tobin were second-team picks and senior shortstop Jose Mercado was selected to the third team.
Tournament champion Aurora University had three players selected - junior outfielder AJ Gill and senior relief pitcher Nicholas Mathey to the first team and senior outfielder Davis Purviance to the second team.
Benedictine University was the only other NACC program with multiple selections as junior outfielder Jack Feeley and freshman relief pitcher Ty Liaromatis were named to the third team.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Marian University and Rockford University each had one player selected. Marian sophomore utility player Sean Meyer and Rockford junior pitcher Zack Jones were second-team selections, while Illinois Tech sophomore outfielder Michael Courtney was a third-team pick.
ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. The ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Americans will be announced the evening of Thursday, May 30. The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams for all divisions will be announced Wednesday, June 19.
|2019 Midwest-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams|
|NCAA Div. III Midwest All-Region First Team|
|1B||Brody Mariotti||So.||Concordia Chicago|
|SS||Ben Boran||Sr.||Bethany Lutheran|
|OF||Connor Brandon||Sr.||Concordia Chicago|
|OF||Matt Piechowski||Jr.||Saint Mary's (Minn.)|
|DH||Joey Stock||Jr.||Saint John's (Minn.)|
|UT||Aaron Simmons||So.||Wisconsin-Stevens Point|
|P||James Green||So.||Saint Mary's (Minn.)|
|P||Jake Dickmeyer||Sr.||Saint John's (Minn.)|
|P||Zach Pronschinske||Jr.||Wisconsin-La Crosse|
|NCAA Div. III Midwest All-Region Second Team|
|2B||Tommy McDonald||Jr.||St. Olaf|
|3B||Bryan VanDuser||Sr.||Concordia Chicago|
|OF||Ross Beumer||So.||Bethany Lutheran|
|OF||Lane Girtz||So.||St. Scholastica|
|DH||Eric Pearson||Jr.||St. Scholastica|
|P||Adam Gregory||Sr.||Concordia Chicago|
|P||Austin Ver Steeg||Jr.||Concordia-Moorhead|
|RP||Mike Tobin||Fr.||Concordia Chicago|
|NCAA Div. III Midwest All-Region Third Team|
|C||Nick Caldeen||Sr.||Bethany Lutheran|
|1B||Luke Dahl||Sr.||St. Olaf|
|2B||Grant Becher||Jr.||Bethany Lutheran|
|3B||Brennan Schmitt||Jr.||Wisconsin-La Crosse|
|3B||Dylan Blake||Jr.||St. Olaf|
|SS||Jose Mercado||Sr.||Concordia Chicago|
|OF||Michael Courtney||So.||Illinois Tech|
|OF||Aaron Weber||Jr.||St. Scholastica|
|DH||Carson Youngquist||Jr.||Wisconsin-La Crosse|
|P||Grant Taival||Fr.||St. Scholastica|
|Midwest Position Player of the Year: Cal Aldridge, Sr., 3B, Wisconsin-Whitewater|
|Midwest Pitcher of the Year: James Green, So., St. Mary's|