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Bucs Put Three on MWC Baseball Squad

May 18, 2010 at 9:15 am
Scott Slubowski

Ripon, WI – Three 2010 Beloit College Baseball players closed out their careers on top, earning a spot on the 2010 All-Midwest Conference North Division team. The Conference office announced the results of the vote of Division coaches today.

Senior second baseman Scott Slubowski (Chicago, Ill./Marist) was a First-Team selection for the third straight season while senior shortstop Ryan Schmitz (Cleveland, Wis./Sheboygan North) and senior pitcher Jordan DeGeorge (Beloit, Wis./Turner) were named First Team for the second straight year. Schmitz was also Second Team in 2008.

Slubowski hit .358 in MWC play with 13 RBIs and a team-leading ten stolen bases while committing just one error in 97 chances. Overall he hit .310 with 22 runs-batted-in and fourteen steals and a .979 fielding percentage. He finished his career atop five all-time categories for the Bucs – At Bats (518), Runs Scored (126), Walks (103), Stolen Bases (63) and Games Played (136). He also ranks in the top five in four other categories.

Schmitz, named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Hitter of the Year, hit .387 in Conference action with a team-leading 19 RBIs. He also had a .481 on-base percentage and a .452 slugging percentage. Overall he hit .448, tops on the team, with 34 runs-batted-in, a .535 on-base percentage and a .512 slugging percentage (1.047 OPS). One of the best hitters in Beloit College history, he finished his career as the all-time leader in Hits (184), Singles (147), Total Bases (236), RBI (103), Games Played (136) and Assists (379). He also ranks second in five other career categories, including having seven career saves on the mound.

DeGeorge went 2-2 in MWC play with a 3.66 ERA and three complete games, striking out 13 in 32 innings pitched. Overall he was 5-3 with a 4.75 ERA in 53 innings of work. He struck out 33 and allowed just a .250 opponents batting average. He closes out his three-year career with the Buccaneers in a tie for fifth all-time with 14 victories and fifth in strikeouts with 135. He threw nine-inning, complete games in each of his last two outings, which accounts for 33% of the nine-inning compete games pitched in Beloit Baseball history.

The Bucs finished the 2010 season 21-12 overall, 9-7 in MWC play.