Aug. 11, 2009
THREE HAWKEYES NAMED TO NWL POSTSEASON ALL-STAR TEAM: >> The University of Iowa stood out in the Northwoods League by placing three of their players on the NWL Postseason All-Star Team. Rochester left-handed pitcher Zach Robertson and outfielders Ryan Durant of Mankato and Kurtis Muller of Madison each made the list. Iowa’s three players were the most of any school.
Robertson was the only two-time postseason all-star on this year’s list. The third-year Honker recently broke the record for career strikeouts and starts record in the NWL (251) and had another great summer going 5-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 77 innings.
Muller finished in the top ten in batting average (.335), on base percentage (.409), stolen bases (19) and runs (40). While Durant finished the regular season in the top ten in batting average (.324), games played (66) and hits (79).
>> Robertson had 11 Ks in a win that put Rochester in the finals.
PROSPECT LEAGUE UPDATE: >> In the Prospect League pitcher Jarred Hippen had a good season with the Quincy Gems. He finished up with a 7-3 record, striking out 81 in 82.2 innings pitched and accumulating a 3.05 ERA. Phil Schreiber went a perfect 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA with the Springfield Sliders. He struck out 51 in 48.1 innings. Kevin Lee went 2-2 with the Quincy Gems. He finished with a 2.06 ERA. Lee compiled 52 strikeouts in 35 innings. He got the save in Wednesday’s championship win for the Quincy Gems. They won the Prospect League.
NEW YORK COLLEGIATE LEAGUE: >> Southpaw Michael Jacobs finished up with a 2.18 ERA and a 2-2 record. He struck out 26 batters in 33 innings.
FROM THE MINORS: >> Mike Schurz was called up to the New York Penn league from the Gulf Coast League. In the GCL Schurz was 2-0 with six saves and a 2.25 ERA. He struck out 22 in 16 innings pitched.