Huskies Among Nation's Top DII Baseball Teams
Friday, November 19, 2010
The St. Cloud State baseball team completed a successful 2010 season with a school record 41 victories and captured second place at the 2010 NCAA Division II Central Regional tournament in Farmington, N.M.
The Huskies were ranked 25th in the final Collegiate Baseball Division II national poll. The Huskies
The Huskies’ 2010 schedule included wins over nationally ranked Minnesota State University, Mankato and New Mexico Highlands at the regional tournament. The schedule also included games against several teams that received national rankings or votes in 2010, including Southern Arkansas, Southwest Minnesota State, Winona State and Wayne State (Nebraska).
“One of our team goals three years ago within the coaching staff was to be a top 25 team after three years,” coach Pat Dolan said. “There is always much discussion about the national polls, but we have shown we can play with the top teams in the country. We definitely have room for improvement in certain areas, but it is gratifying to receive this type of national recognition.”
“As proud as I am about our players on the field, I’m sincerely proud of our student-athletes in the classroom and all the things we have them help out with in the community. We again had more than 20 players with a 3.0 grade point average and when you include that with the community relations activities they do throughout the year, it really makes our success on the field and all of the broken records that much more special.”
St. Cloud State broke numerous team and individual records this season including team records for most hits (653), best batting average (.350), most wins (41), most runs (511), most doubles (133), most home runs (58) and most total bases (1008).