Ky. - Northern Kentucky University’s Matt Marksbury has been
selected to the NCAA Division II All-North Central Region first
team by Daktronics, Inc.
2007 Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, finished
7-1 with a 2.15 earned run average. The 6-foot-2 Marksbury made
12 starts this spring and struck out 50 batters in 75 1/3 innings
on the mound.
A senior right-hander
and a graduate of Norwood High School, Marksbury also tossed three
shutouts and five complete games while allowing just 18 earned runs.
In GLVC play, he lowered his ERA to 1.88 and finished with a 6-1
his career tied for sixth place in Norse history with 21 victories.
He also finished sixth in NKU history with 184 career strikeouts
and No. 3 all-time in innings pitched with 269.
Lenny Bays (2002) and Derrik Moeves (2004) as NKU mound standouts
to earn GLVC Pitcher of the Year accolades. The Daktronics, Inc.
teams are selected by the sports information directors in each region.
All-North Central Region (first team)
C: Scott Hauber,
1B: Jon Weisman, Wayne State
2B: Spud McKenzie, Grand Valley State
SS: Cory Bunner, SIU Edwardsville
3B: Casey Jirsa, Ashland
OF: David Lough, Mercyhurst
OF: Tony Hines, Wayne State
OF: Hunter Slade, Southern Indiana
DH: Brian Sampsel, Findlay
UT: Brandon Cogan, Missouri-Rolla
SP: Nick Beach, Grand Valley State
SP: Michael Thompson, Bellarmine
SP: Matt Marksbury, Northern Kentucky
SP: Danny Richard, Grand Valley State
RP: Joe Panozzo, Saint Joseph’s
Central Region (second team)
C: Nick Smith,
Grand Valley State
C: Eric Zattlin, Ashland
1B: Tony Lewis, Drury
2B: Darin Mastroianni, Southern Indiana
SS: Dan Skirka, Grand Valley State
3B: Lee VanStreain, Grand Valley State
OF: Matt Wille, Saint Joseph's
OF: Andy Heller, Wisconsin-Parkside
OF: Ryan LaPensee, Wayne State
DH: Justin Richards, Ashland
SP: Gerad Bryan, SIU Edwardsville
SP: Scott Roy, Saginaw Valley State
SP: Brian Esperson, Mercyhurst
SP: Mike White, SIU Edwardsville
RP: Frank Allen, Rockhurst