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May 14, 2012

2012 Season - Trotta CCIW Co-Pitcher of the Year

Senior right-hander Mike Trotta has been named Co-Pitcher of the Year in the CCIW. He was one of five Vikings named to the All-CCIW first team in addition to a pair of second team selections.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill.-Five Augustana baseball players, including CCIW Co-Pitcher of the Year Mike Trotta (Notre Dame HS, Chicago, Ill.), have been named to the all-conference first team. In addition, two Vikings earned second team honors.

Trotta, a senior right-hander, shared the league's Pitcher of the Year with Nick Soldano of North Park. He was 4-1 with a 2.28 ERA in conference play this year and completed two of his six starts with one shutout. Overall on the 2012 season, he was 7-2 with a 2.05 ERA, leading the team in wins, starts (10), complete games (five), shutouts (two) and innings pitched (74 2/3).

Joining Trotta as a first team pitcher was senior right-hander Josiah Martin (Canton HS, Canton, Ill.). Martin led the CCIW with 13 appearances and a 1.69 ERA. His four saves in conference play tied for the league lead and he won all three of his decisions.

Also earning first team honors were senior left fielder Mike Barker (Centennial, Colo. Grandview HS, Marina del Rey, Cal.), junior second baseman Kurt Schmidt (Grayslake Central HS, Grayslake, Ill.) and junior first baseman Grant Stewart (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.). Barker led the Vikings in batting (.380), homers (three) and RBI (33) in all games this year. In CCIW play, he finished fifth in the league with a .378 batting average and tied for fourth with 31 hits. Schmidt hit .349, tied for the conference lead with two triples and was perfect in eight stolen base attempts to rank third. Stewart hit .345 and tied for sixth in the CCIW with 17 RBI.

Freshman southpaw Seth Davis (JK Mullen HS, Aurora, Colo.) and sophomore right fielder Jacob VanDuyne (Wilmington HS, Wilmington, Ill.) 

were second team All-CCIW selections. Davis went 3-1 with a 2.72 ERA in the league. He was second in the CCIW with 38 strikeouts, seventh in ERA and tied for third with nine appearances. VanDuyne tied for the conference lead with 33 hits and ranked ninth with a .359 batting average.

2012 CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE BASEBALL TEAM

First Team

 School

 Pos.

 Yr.

 Hometown/H.S.

 MIKE BARKER

 AUGUSTANA

 OF

 Sr.

 Marina Del Rey, Calif./Grandview (Colo.)

 Drew Golz

 Wheaton

 OF

 Sr.

 River Forest, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest

 Matt Rice

 North Park

 OF

 Sr.

 Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South

 Dave Wolak

 Elmhurst

 OF

 So.

 Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North

 Kevin Callahan

 Illinois Wesleyan

 INF

 Jr.

 Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice

 Mike Coduto

 North Park

 INF

 So.

 Carol Stream, Ill./Wheaton North

 Ryan Miller

 Wheaton

 INF

 Sr.

 Poway, Calif./H.S.

 KURT SCHMIDT

 AUGUSTANA

 INF

 Jr.

 Grayslake, Ill./Central

 GRANT STEWART

 AUGUSTANA

 INF

 Jr.

 Sterling, Ill./H.S.

 Joe Turek

 North Central

 INF

 Sr.

 Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East

 A.J. Nathan

 Illinois Wesleyan

 C

 Jr.

 Highland Park, Ill./H.S.

 Trey Martin

 Wheaton

 UT

 Jr.

 Wheaton, Ill./North

 Bobby Czarnowski

 Illinois Wesleyan

 DH

 So.

 Naperville, Ill./Central

 Steve Kuligowski

 North Park

 P

 Sr.

 Grayslake, Ill./Parkland C.C.

 JOSIAH MARTIN

 AUGUSTANA

 P

 Sr.

 Canton, Ill./H.S.

 Eric Rohe

 Carthage

 P

 Sr.

 Mundelein, Ill./H.S.

 Nick Soldano

 North Park

 P

 Jr.

 Lake Zurich, Ill./Zion-Benton

 MIKE TROTTA

 AUGUSTANA

 P

 Sr.

 Chicago, Ill./Notre Dame

 Second Team

 School 

 Pos.

 Yr.

 Hometown/H.S.

 Steve Hlavac

 North Central

 OF

 Sr.

 Naperville, Ill./North

 Mark McDermott

 Illinois Wesleyan

 OF

 Sr.

 Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew

 JACOB VANDUYNE

 AUGUSTANA

 OF

 So.

 Wilmington, Ill./H.S.

 Justin Zeller

 Wheaton

 OF

 Sr.

 Indianapolis, Ind./North Central

 Joel Bonnett

 North Park

 INF

 Sr.

 Springfield, Ill./Sacred Heart Griffin

 Theo Facer

 Millikin

 INF

 Jr.

 Urbana, Ill./H.S.

 Kyle Pusateri

 Carthage

 INF

 Sr.

 Schaumburg, Ill./H.S.

 Justin Swider

 Wheaton

 INF

 So.

 Wheaton, Ill./North

 Tony Sanchez

 North Park

 C

 Sr.

 Plainfield, Ill./South

 Ben Krusen

 North Central

 UT

 Fr.

 Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West

 Brad Medina

 North Park

 DH

 Sr.

 Mundelein, Ill./H.S.

 SETH DAVIS

 AUGUSTANA

 P

 Fr.

 Aurora, Colo./Mullen

 Joe Luft

 Elmhurst

 P

 Sr.

 Downers Grove, Ill./South

 Kris Singh

 North Central

 P

 So.

 Naperville, Ill./Waubonsie Valley

CCIW Co-Pitchers of the Year
Nick Soldano - North Park
Mike Trotta - Augustana

CCIW Player of the Year

Kevin Callahan - Illinois Wesleyan

CCIW Co-Coach of the Year

Luke Johnson - North Park
Joel Southern - Elmhurst