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Augustana Adds 12 Recruits for Baseball

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana head baseball coach Tim Huber announced today the signing of 12 student-athletes to letters of intent to continue their academic and baseball careers at Augustana.

Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., Hometown/High School/Previous School
Kris Ashland, 1B/C, 6-5, 205, Bloomington, Minn. / Kennedy
Alex Beals, IF/P, 6-3, 165, Riverdale, Iowa / Bettendorf
Bryce Berg, C, 6-0, 190, Carroll, Iowa, / Kuemper Catholic / Iowa Central
Tyler Field, P/OF, 6-0, 185, Maple Grove, Minn. / Maple Grove
Zach Garrett, 1B, 6-0, 190, Omaha, Neb. / Creighton Prep
Michael Graff, 3B/1B, 6-1, 190, Greeley, Colo. / Northridge
Jacob James, OF, 5-10, 165, Rapid City, S.D. / Central 
Ryne Lees, P/1B/OF, 6-3, 185, Rapid City, S.D. / Central
Cole Milbrath, P, 6-5, 160, Springfield, Minn. / Springfield
Zach Pullen, P, 6-0, 190, Bennington, Neb. / Burke
Brandon Stoll, INF, 6-0, 192, Spirit Lake, Iowa / Spirit Lake
Lincoln Voss, OF/INF/P, 6-3, 170, Fargo, N.D. / Shanley

Kris Ashland, 1B/C – 2013 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Bloomington, Minn. … three-year letterwinner and starter … two-time all-conference honorable mention selection … team captain as a senior … named team's MVP senior season … batted .333 with seven doubles, one triple and one home run in 2013 … drove in 16 runs as a senior … batted .241 with five doubles and 13 RBI junior season … posted a .366 batting average with six doubles as a sophomore … named team's most improved player as a sophomore … member of section championship team as a sophomore.

Alex Beals, IF/P – 2013 graduate of Bettendorf High School … two-year letterwinner and starter … team captain as a senior … two-time all-conference honoree … named all-district and all-metro senior season … invited to play in Iowa Coaches Association All-Star Series in Des Moines … selected to Iowa team for the Iowa vs. Illinois Senior All-Star games … batted .417 with eight doubles, three home runs and 23 RBI senior season.

Bryce Berg, C – Recently completed sophomore season at Iowa Central Community College … batted .289 in 2013 … had 11 hits, including three doubles … drove in four runs … stole one base … recorded 71 putouts and one assist … compiled a 1.000 fielding percentage … earned academic all-region honors in 2013 … batted .304 in 2012 with a .358 on-base percentage … 2011 graduate of Kuemper Catholic … team captain … batted .477 with 12 doubles and three home runs as a senior … drove in 53 runs in 2011 … named first team all-state, all-district and all-conference in 2011 … member of conference championship team in 2011.

Tyler Field, P/OF – 2013 graduate of Maple Grove High School … four-year letterwinner … three-year starter … named team captain in 2013 … two-time all-conference honoree … compiled a 4.11 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 30.2 innings  as a senior … batted .323 with four doubles, one triple and a home run senior season … posted a 9-0 record on the mound as a junior … recorded a 2.00 ERA in 69.0 innings of work in 2012 … struck out 49 batters during junior season … earned all-section honors as a junior … named to Channel 12 Sports Jam All-Metro Team as a junior … member of two conference championship teams … posted a 2.70 ERA with 27 strikeouts as a sophomore … compiled a 5-1 record sophomore season.

Zach Garrett, 1B – 2013 graduate of Creighton Prep … batted .372 with a .458 on-base percentage in as a senior … drilled six doubles and drove in 14 runs in 2013 … named honorable mention all-state in 2013 … selected to Collin-Orcutt Senior All-Star Game … named MVP of Collin-Orcutt Senior All-Star Game … batted .365 with 14 doubles as a junior.

Mike Graff, 3B/1B – 2013 graduate of Northridge High School … three-year letterwinner and starter … member of three straight conference championship teams … batted .392 with a .484 on-base percentage senior season … recorded three doubles, two triples and a home run while driving in 14 runs in 2013 … earned first team all-conference honors as a junior … batted .386 with 21 RBI as a junior … recorded seven doubles, three triples and a home run in 2012 … named second team all-conference as a sophomore … batted .381 with eight doubles, three triples and two home runs in 2011 … drove in 24 runs sophomore season.

Jacob James, OF – 2013 graduate of Central High School … played four seasons for Post 22, three as a starter … batted .450 in 2013 with a .538 on-base percentage … stole 45 bases in 2013 … posted a .393 batting average during the 2012 season … compiled a .508 on-base percentage in 2012 … stole 44 bases in the 2012 season.

Ryne Lees, P/1B/OF – 2013 graduate of Central High School … played for Post 22 for three seasons, including two as a starter … posted an 8-0 record and a 2.79 ERA in 61.1 innings of work in 2013 … batted .343 at the plate in 2013 … batted .317 in 2012 … compiled a 7-3 record with a 3.65 ERA in 2012 … struck out 59 batters in 63.1 innings of work in 2012.

Cole Milbrath, RHP – 2013 graduate of Springfield High School … two-year letterwinner and starter … member of section runner-up team as a senior … batted .328 in 2013 with four doubles and 13 RBI … posted a 5-1 record on the mound in 2013 … struck out 14 batters while compiling a 6.00 ERA as a senior … batted .222 junior season with five hits in 27 at bats.

Zach Pullen, LHP – 2013 graduate of Omaha Burke High School … two-year letterwinner and starter … two-time team captain … batted .407 as a senior … posted a 5-0 record with a 1.88 ERA senior season … batted .380 junior season … compiled a 6-2 record with a 2.30 ERA junior year.

Brandon Stoll, INF – 2013 graduate of Spirit Lake High School … four-year letterwinner … three-year starter … named team captain senior season … earned all-state honors senior season … three-time all-conference honoree … named to all-district team three times … compiled a .366 batting average as a senior … picked up 14 doubles, a triple and two home runs senior season … drove in 14 runs senior season … batted .430 as a junior with 11 doubles and three home runs … drove in 36 runs and posted a .645 slugging percentage in 2012 … posted a 5-1 record on the mound junior season … struck out 68 batters in 51.2 innings in 2012 … posted a 1.63 ERA while holding batters to a .128 average in 2012 … batted .400 with 17 RBI and a home run as a sophomore.

Lincoln Voss, OF/INF/P – 2013 graduate of Shanley High School … four-time letterwinner and starter … team captain senior year … named team MVP in 2013 … batted .358 with eight doubles and 14 RBI in 2013 … belted one home run and compiled a .522 slugging percentage as a senior … stole five bases in 2013 … posted a 3-3 record on the mound as a senior … struck out 57 batters in 44.0 innings while compiling a 2.39 ERA senior season … batted .387 junior season … recorded eight doubles and six triples with 32 RBI during junior year … tossed 34.0 innings, striking out 36 batters with a 3.29 ERA as a junior … holds the school record at Shanley with 11 career triples … named first team all-conference in 2013 … first team all-state as a senior … two-time all-state tournament team selection. 

Augustana finished the 2013 season with a school record 38 wins, finishing 38-18, marking its fourth straight season of 30-plus wins. The Vikings posted a 21-7 record in NSIC play, which was good for a third place finish.
 
 
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