Left Side Earns All-MIAC Honors

Shortstop Nate Hoeft (L) and third baseman Cody Rahman were named to the MIAC All-Conference Team.
Shortstop Nate Hoeft (L) and third baseman Cody Rahman were named to the MIAC All-Conference Team.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/14/17)---The left side of the Concordia teamed up one more time as senior third baseman Cody Rahman and sophomore shortstop Nate Hoeft were named to the MIAC All-Conference Team.

In addition to being named to the MIAC All-Conference Team, Rahman was also placed on the MIAC All-Defensive Team. Senior Joe Hallock was the team's selection to the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

Rahman and Hoeft both earn conference postseason honors for the first time in their careers.  

Rahman started all 20 MIAC games as the team's third baseman. He finished the league season by hitting a career-best .310 and had at least one hit in 16 of the 20 conference contests. Rahman had at least two hits in six games against league foes.

Rahman had 71 at-bats in the MIAC campaign and recorded a team-high 22 hits with six doubles and one home run. He had eight RBI and finished with a .437 slugging percentage and a .395 on-base percentage.

In the field Rahman had a .956 fielding percentage and handled 68 total chances. He only committed three errors and came away with a team-best 47 assists.

Not only did Rahman help Concordia in the batter's box and on defense he also regained his early collegiate career pitching performance. Rahman appeared in nine league games and led the team in ERA with a 1.23 mark. He pitched in 14.2 innings and only allowed two earned runs while striking out a team-best 18.   

Rahman reached the 100-hit plateau during the 2017 season and finished his career in maroon and gold with 137 hits which is tied for eighth on the school's all-time hit list. He also came away with 35 doubles which is the third highest total in program history.   

Hoeft stepped into the Cobbers' starting shortstop role and produced several "web gem" caliber defensive plays. As the season wore on Hoeft complimented his defensive prowess with a confiedent hitting attack. He quietly led Concordia in hitting in conference play with a .349 average.

Hoeft hit safely in 15 MIAC games and had at least two hits in five games. He had a career-best four hits in the second game against conference champion St. Thomas when he went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs.

Hoeft also led the team in hits (22) and was second in RBI (13). He had a .397 on-base percentage and only struck out four times in 63 plate appearances.    


2017 MIAC BASEBALL AWARDS
Max Molock Player-of-the-Year - Wyatt Ulrich, Saint John's (Fy., Indus, Minn. / International Falls)
Mike Augustin Pitcher-of-the-Year - Henry DeCaster, St. Thomas (So., Shoreview, Minn. / Mounds View)
Rookie-of-the-Year - Wyatt Ulrich, Saint John's (Fy., Indus, Minn. / International Falls)
Jim Dimick Coach-of-the-Year - Matt Parrington, Macalester (18th season)


2017 MIAC BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Name

School

Year    

Position    

Hometown/High School

Alex Baretta    

Macalester

Jr. 

OF

Pittsburgh, Pa. / Central Catholic

Michael Bohlke

Bethel

So. 

P

Maple Grove, Minn. / Wayzata

Collin Brantner

Macalester

Jr. 

C

Farmington, Conn. / Kingswood Oxford

Josh Chatfield

Gustavus

Sr.  

OF 

Apple Valley, Minn. 

Sam Cobbs 

St. Thomas

So.

OF

Woodbury, Minn. / East Ridge

Henry DeCaster

St. Thomas

So. 

P

Shoreview, Minn. / Mounds View

Jake Dickmeyer

Saint John's

So.

P/3B

Woodbury, Minn.  

Dylan Edwards-Gaherty

Macalester

Sr.

P

New York, N.Y. / Collegiate School 

Ben Etzell

Saint John's

Jr. 

P/1B

Greenbank, Wash. / Coupeville 

Joey Fredrickson

Bethel

Fy. 

3B 

Arden Hills, Minn. / Mounds View 

Austin Heuer

Carleton

So. 

Elk River, Minn.

Nate Hoeft

Concordia

So. 

SS

Marshall, Minn.  

Sam Horner

Bethel

So. 

OF 

Woodbury, Minn. / New Life Academy 

Jacob Kari

Augsburg

Jr. 

North Branch, Minn.  

Bob Kinne

Saint Mary's

Sr. 

OF 

St. Paul, Minn.  

Casey Lewandoski

Gustavus

Jr. 

Faribanks, Alaska / West Valley 

Josh Marlowe

Augsburg

Sr. 

1B 

North St. Paul, Minn.  

Bryce Marquardt

Bethel

Sr. 

OF

Champlin, Minn. / Champlin Park 

Jake Mathison

St. Olaf

Jr. 

P/IF 

Northfield, Minn. 

Drew Molin

St. Thomas

Jr.  

Cottage Grove, Minn. / East Ridge 

Jacob Picht

Hamline

Sr. 

1B 

Oakdale, Minn. / Tartan 

Matthew Plisko

Macalester

Fy. 

Alpharetta, Ga. / Pace Academy 

Cody Rahman

Concordia

Sr. 

3B/P 

Moorhead, Minn.  

Sam Schneider

St. Thomas

Fy. 

3B 

Savage, Minn. / Burnsville 

Joe Setrum

Hamline

Sr. 

C/OF 

Clear Lake, Minn. / St. Cloud Tech

Jake Smith

St. Thomas

Jr. 

OF 

Apple Valley, Minn.  

Quentin Stuart

Macalester

Sr. 

2B 

Nashville, Ind. / Indiana Academy

Josh Thorp

St. Thomas

Fy.

OF 

Plymouth, Minn. / Armstrong 

Wyatt Ulrich

Saint John's

Fy. 

OF/P 

Indus, Minn. / International Falls

Ryan Zimmerman

St. Thomas 

Jr. 

Eden Prairie, Minn.  


2017 MIAC BASEBALL ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Name

School

Year   

Position     

Hometown/High School

Jordan DeCroock 

Augsburg

Jr. 

OF

Farmington, Minn.  

John Horner

Bethel

Jr. 

2B 

Woodbury, Minn. / New Life Academy 

Max Jackson

Saint John's

So. 

OF

St. Paul, Minn. / Cretin-Derham Hall 

Alex Kendall

Saint John's

Sr. 

P/SS 

St. Cloud, Minn. / Saint John's Prep 

Graham Low

Macalester

So.

Piedmont, Calif.  

Bryce Marquardt

Bethel

Sr. 

OF 

Champlin, Minn. / Champlin Park 

Bret Neuville

Bethel

Sr. 

1B 

Green Bay, Wis. / Bay Port 

Cody Rahman

Concordia

Sr. 

3B 

Moorhead, Minn.  

Joe Seegers

Saint Mary's 

Jr. 

Oconomowoc, Wis.  



2017 BASEBALL ALL-MIAC SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM
Augsburg - Tyler Buescher (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.)
Bethel - Mitch Fredrickson (Sr., Arden Hills, Minn. / Mounds View)
Carleton - Willie Freimuth (Sr., Waunakee, Wis.)
Concordia - Joe Hallock (Sr., Fargo, N.D. / Fargo Shanley)
Gustavus - Logan Thomas (Sr., Lake City, Minn.)
Hamline - Dom Dandrea (Sr., St. Paul, Minn. / Cretin-Derham Hall)
Macalester - Alex Dash (Sr., New York, N.Y. / Columbia Grammar & Prep)
Saint John's - Derek Schiebel (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn. / Eastview)
Saint Mary's - Connor Christenson (Sr., Lakeville, Minn. / Lakeview North)
St. Olaf - Ryan Iverson (Sr., Montgomery, Minn.)
St. Thomas - Dylan Valentyn (Sr., Fairbault, Minn. / Bethlehem Academy)