Baseball 2004 Archive

Overall: 29-15
Conf: 13-7

Schedule | Roster | Statistics |

Season Summary - Coach Mike Carroll’s squad turned in one of the most successful seasons in the programs history as they set the school record for wins in a season with 29 (29-15) and advanced to the championship game of the MIAC Tournament for the first time. The Gusties tied for third in the regular season. In the MIAC Playoffs, Gustavus defeated Concordia 7-6, lost to St. Thomas 4-2, defeated St. Olaf 7-6 and then lost to St. Thomas 6-5 in the championship game. Six players earned all-conference honors including sophomore first baseman Ben Sherer, senior third baseman and pitcher Trent Larson, senior second baseman Bryant Rogness, first year right fielder Tony Konicek, senior left fielder Tyler Vrieze, and sophomore pitcher Josh Spitzack. Sherer and Konicek were also named first team All-Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Sophomore first baseman Ben Sherer was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year by the MIAC baseball coaches. A two-time all-conference selection, Sherer won the MIAC batting title with a .513 average. He also led league in hits (39), rbi (29), home runs (8) and total bases (72). The Bismarck, North Dakota native led team in slugging percentage at .704 and was third in fielding percentage at .984. He ranks 26th in NCAA Division III in doubles per game at .45. Sherer becomes the second Gustavus player to receive Player of the Year honors as Brad Mazer received the honor in 2002.

Scores and Schedule

Date Opponent Time/Result
Tue. Mar 2 Dakota State University @Metrodome* L 2-3, W 3-2
Sat. Mar 27 Southern Maine (St. Petersburg, FL)* W 8-6, L 4-16
Sun. Mar 28 Thomas College (Clearwater, FL)* W 14-2, W 9-4
Mon. Mar 29 Williams College (Clearwater, FL)* W 10-1, W 5-4
Tue. Mar 30 Castleton State (Clearwater, FL)* W 9-4, W 6-3
Thu. Apr 1 Minnesota State University-Mankato L 6-18
Sat. Apr 3 St. John's University* L 4-5, L 11-12
Mon. Apr 5 Simpson College* L 1-6, W 6-4
Tue. Apr 6 Wartburg College* W 10-6, W 13-6
Wed. Apr 7 ST. MARY'S* W 15-5, W 17-9
Mon. Apr 12 Concordia College-Moorhead* L 4-6, L 7-8
Tue. Apr 13 BETHEL COLLEGE* W 8-5, L 0-4
Sat. Apr 17 Augsburg College* W 11-4, W 14-4
Tue. Apr 20 MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MANKATO PPD
Wed, Apr 21 UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS* L 2-3, L 6-8
Sat. Apr 24 St. Olaf College* W 1-0, W 4-3
Mon. Apr 26 UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY* L 1-8, W 12-3
Tue. Apr 27 Macalester College* W 2-1, W 10-5
Mon. May 3 MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MANKATO L 1-7
Wed. May 5 HAMLINE UNIVERSITY* W 11-2, W 26-2
Sat. May 8 CARLETON COLLEGE* W 10-4, W 11-2
Mon. May 10 FINLANDIA* W 13-1, W 10-0
Fri. May 14 Concordia College-Moorhead ^ W 7-6
Fri. May 14 University of St. Thomas^ L 2-4
Sat. May 15 St. Olaf College^ W 7-6
Sat. May 15 University of St. Thomas^ L 5-6

HOME GAMES IN BOLDFACE TYPE
* indicates doubleheader
^ indicates MIAC Tournament

Roster

# Name Year Pos(s) Hometown
1 Bryant Rogness SR IF Lakeville, MN
2 Ash Larsen JR OF Lakeville, MN
3 Andy Schmidt SO IF/P Lakeville, MN
4 Travis Gunderson
FY
IF
Eagan, MN
5 Aaron Madson SO IF North Mankato, MN
6 Tony Konicek
FY
OF
Rochester, MN
7 Tyler Vrieze
SR
OF
Richfield, MN
8 Trent Larson
SR
IF
Burnsville, MN
9 Nate Bower
FY
OF
Rochester, MN
10 Kyle Marti
FY
IF
New Ulm, MN
11 Wade Vrieze
FY
OF/P
Richfield, MN
12 Josh Spitzack
SO
P
West Concord, MN
13 Mike Holman
JR
C
Rockford, MN
14 Dan Bissonnette
FY
OF
St. Louis Park, MN
15 Tom Hutton
SR
P
West Concord, MN
16 Ricky Sabo
FY
C/P
Woodbury, MN
18 Jake Hauck
SR
P
Shoreview, MN
19 Ben Eklo
JR
P
Chaska, MN
20 Jake Winchell
FY
IF
Cannon Falls, MN
21 Ben Sherer
SO
IF/OF
Bismark, ND
22 Matt Musta
SO
P
South Saint Paul, MN
23 Spencer Barron
FY
C
Richfield, MN
24 Ben Levy
FY
OF/P
St. Louis Park, MN
25 Neil Petrash
FY
IF/P
Farmington, MN
26 Charlie Eppard
FY
P
North Mankato, MN
28 Eric Smolensky
FY
C
Buffalo, MN
29 Ryan Ringold
FY
P/IF
Maplewood, MN
30 Kevin Leak
FY
P
Bloomington, MN
31 David Piper
SO
IF
St. James, MN
32 Tony Stadtherr
FY
IF
Gibbon, MN