All-NSIC Baseball Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NSIC) -- Augustana junior Max Steffens has been named the NSIC Pitcher of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, while head coach Tim Huber has been tabbed Coach of the Year.

NSIC Player of the Year
#16 Jordan Hart (OF, 6-1, 210, Sr., L/R, Lyle, Minn. / Lyle HS)
Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Led NSIC in home runs (13), RBI (51), total bases (109), slugging percentage (.752) and ranked second in hits (56) and seventh in batting average (.386)
- Established MSU records for RBI in a season with 70 (currently ranks second in nation) and tied school single-season record for home runs with 18 (t-5th in NCAA)
- Set school record for career home runs (43) and career RBI (184)
- Three-time NSIC Player of the Week this season
- Named Minnesota State’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year

NSIC Pitcher & NSIC Newcomer of the Year
#21 Max Steffens (RHP, 6-1, 200, Jr., R/R, DeWitt, Iowa / Central DeWitt HS / Iowa Central CC)
Augustana University
- Led the NSIC with a 1.51 ERA allowing just 14 earned runs in 83.1 innings pitched
- Compiled an 8-0 record with seven complete games and one shutout during the season
- Had a 61/8 K/BB ratio while holding opponents to 59 hits and a .193 average during his regular season appearances
- Allowed four hits or fewer in seven of his starts and never gave up more than three runs in any game he started
- Ranks eighth in NCAA Division II in ERA (1.51), is tied for fourth in complete games (7), fourth in walks allowed per nine innings (0.86) and 10th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.63)
- His seven complete games are good for third in Augustana history, while he has already broken the record for innings pitched in a season with 83.1
- The junior also broke the record for most flyouts forced with 85, while he sits in third for most ground outs forced in program history at 100
Newcomer of the Year shall be a transfer student-athlete (junior college or otherwise).

NSIC Freshman of the Year
#5 Nick Altermatt (SS, 6-1, 190, Fr., R/R, Wanda, Minn. / Wabasso HS)
Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Started all 49 games for Minnesota State at shortstop in first year of college baseball
- Led NSIC in runs scored (40) and doubles (13)
- Ranked third in average (.399) and hits (55), fourth in total bases (74) and sixth in on base percentage (.469)

NSIC Coach of the Year
Tim Huber (11th Season)
Augustana University
- Led the Vikings to their best conference record (29-6) since joining the NSIC
- Led the Vikings to first NSIC regular season champions
- The 29 conference wins ties the school record for most conference wins in a season
- Augustana swept eight of their conference series this season and won 11 series total in NSIC play
- Reached 400 career wins in the final regular season series against Upper Iowa
- Coached six All-NSIC performers this season, including three first team members

2019 All-Conference First Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
21 Max Steffens RHP Jr. AUGIE Dewitt, Iowa
9 Cam Kline RHP So. MSU Stacy, Minn.
7 Ryan Obrecht LHP Fr. WSC Omaha, Neb.
4 Dominic Austing RHP Sr. SCSU Sauk Rapids, Minn.
29 Jon Ludwig RHP Jr. MSU Plymouth, Minn.
1 Tom Imholte C Sr. MSU St. Cloud, Minn.
33 Reed Hjelle 1B Sr. UMC East Grand Forks, Minn.
31 Jordan Barth 1B So. AUGIE Cold Spring, Minn.
2 Teddy Petersen 2B Jr. MSU Glencoe, Minn.
5 Nick Altermatt SS Fr. MSU Wanda, Minn.
18 Kyle Thompson 3B Sr. WSC Omaha, Neb.
20 Michael Borst OF Sr. MINOT McHenry, Ill
22 Riley Johnson OF Jr. AUGIE Champlin, Minn.
16 Jordan Hart OF Sr. MSU Lyle, Minn.
21 Mitch Mallek OF Sr. SCSU Plover, Wis.
34 Jesus Payan OF Sr. UMary Chihuahua, Mexico
9 Cam Kline DH So. MSU Stacy, Minn.
2019 All-Conference Second Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
17 Luke Chevalier RHP Sr. NSU Barnstable, Mass.
24 Hunter Wienhoff RHP Jr. WSC Quincy, Ill.
32 Jimmy Larson RHP So. MSU Prior Lake, Minn.
6 Jaymon Cervantes RHP Sr. MINOT Tucson, Ariz.
36 Dalton Grose LHP So. UMC Waterville, Minn.
9 Will Olson C So. AUGIE Omaha, Neb.
34 Ty Buck 1B Jr. MSU Red Wing, Minn.
2 JT Mix 2B So. AUGIE Farmers Branch, Texas
15 Jordan Joseph SS Sr. SCSU St. Michael, Minn.
35 Ryan Nickel 3B So. AUGIE Shoreview, Minn.
2 Henry George OF So. UMD Woodbury, Minn.
23 Najee Gaskins OF Jr. SCSU Vail, Ariz.
20 Alex Logelin OF So. WSC Waconia, Minn.
30 Zac Cain OF Sr. UIU Plymouth, Wis.
9 Andrew Hanson DH So. WSC Burnsville, Minn.
3 Toran Shahidi C Sr. SCSU Ames, Iowa
20 Matt Butler RHP Sr. SCSU Naperville, Ill.
2019 NSIC All-Defensive Team
# Name Pos. Yr. School Hometown
21 Max Steffens P Jr. AUGIE Dewitt, Iowa
1 Tom Imholte C Sr. MSU St. Cloud, Minn.
7 Mat Meyer 1B Sr. SCSU St. Stephen, Minn.
2 Teddy Petersen 2B Jr. MSU Glencoe, Minn.
35 Ryan Nickel 3B So. AUGIE Shoreview, Minn.
15 Jordan Joseph SS Sr. SCSU St. Michael, Minn.
11 Michael Svozil OF Sr. AUGIE Millbrae, Calif.
7 Chris Scott OF Sr. UMary Scottsdale, Ariz.
10 Brendan Madsen OF Jr. WSC Bellevue, Neb.

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