Huskies bat in another record-setting baseball season

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First baseman Joe Benke, Roseau

The 2012 baseball season was another record setting affair as the Huskies set a new team standard for wins in a season with a 48-14 overall record (26-6 NSIC). Under the direction of fifth-year head coach Pat Dolan, the Huskies also earned their third consecutive NCAA Division II tournament bid and finished as the runner-up at both the NSIC tournament and NCAA Division II Central Regional.

“Our success and the records set are really a testimony to the quality of the student-athletes in our program,” Dolan said.

St. Cloud State baseball set 10 single-season school records in 2012, while setting or tying six individual team records.

“We have a great nucleus of players returning for 2013, so we are certainly excited about our prospects for next season,” Dolan said.

Senior first baseman Joe Benke, Roseau, leaves campus with the school career record for games played (212), games started (204), at-bats (705), runs (213), hits (259), doubles (63), triples (16), RBI (197), walks (124) and total bases (456). He tied the team record for career homers at 34. He also owns the all-time record for runs in a season (84), doubles in a season (25), RBI (180) and extra base hits (107).

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