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Jaenicke, Norman, Loth Earn All-MWC Honors

May 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Jordan JaenickeAlex NormanAl Loth

Ripon, WI – Three members of the 2012 Beloit College Baseball team earned a spot on All-Midwest Conference Team, released today by the Conference Office.  The team is chosen in a vote of Conference coaches.

Shortstop Jordan Jaenicke (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bishop McNamara), starting pitcher Alex Norman (Elburn, Ill./Kaneland) and relief pitcher Al Loth (East Troy, Wis.), all seniors, were named to the team.

Norman was also named the North Division's Co-Pitcher of the Year.

Jaenicke, a first-time All-MWC selection, was second on the team in hitting with a .333 average and third in RBI’s with 30.  He led the squad with 41 runs scored, six home runs and a .457 on-base percentage.  He finished his career in the top five in five offensive categories, including as the all-time leader in hit-by-pitches with 34.  He led the MWC in fielding assists with 156 and was second in the league in runs scored.  He was named the team MVP at the end of the season.

Norman, a left-hander who also earned All-MWC honors in 2011, , led the team with seven wins, a 2.19 ERA and 50 strikeouts.  His 2.19 ERA was the fourth-best in a single season while his seven victories tied the season record.  Career-wise he finishes first in innings pitched, second in wins with 19 and ERA at 2.89, and third in appearances with 41.  He led or shared the MWC lead in ERA, innings pitched and wins and was second in strikeouts and strikeouts looking.

Loth, a right-hander and first-time All-MWC honoree, led the Bucs and the league in saves with six, the second-most in a season at Beloit.  He had a 3-1 overall record in 14 appearances with a 4.26 ERA.  His seven career saves tied for the second all-time in Beloit history.

The Bucs finished the 2012 season with a 19-21 overall record.  They had a 9-7 mark in the MWC and earned a spot in the MWC Tournament for the second straight season and third time in four years, where they finished as the runner-up for the second straight season.