May 16, 2004
MOEVES NAMED REGIONS TOP PITCHER
NKU sophomore tabbed North Central Regions Pitcher of the Year
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky Universitys Derrik Moeves has been named the NCAA Division II North Central Regions Pitcher of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Moeves, a sophomore right-hander and a graduate of Highlands High School, posted a 7-4 record with a 1.74 earned run average this spring. He also recorded a Norse single-season record 102 strikeouts in 2004 and was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year.
Opposing hitters batted just .174 against Moeves, who did not allow a home run this season. In 82 2/3 innings on the mound, he surrendered only 49 hits and 16 earned runs.
Justin Seiter, a junior right-hander and a graduate of Bishop Brossart High School, was named first team All-North Central Region. He had a team-leading nine saves and a 0.75 ERA this season.
Seiter compiled a 5-2 record and limited opposing hitters to a .197 batting average. He was also named first team All-GLVC this spring.
Moeves and Seiter will both be on the NCAA Division II All-America ballot, and the team will be announced next week.
NKU won the GLVC Tournament championship this season and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Norse finished the 2004 campaign with a 37-25 record.
2004 All-North Central Region (1st Team)
1B - Rob Talpas, Findlay
2B - Kevin Sewell, Quincy
3B - Jason Bell, Oakland City
SS - Eric McDaniel, Ashland
INF - Adam Brechtl, Wisconsin-Parkside
C - Josh Gaub, Ashland
DH - Charlie Krebs, Hillsdale
OF - Brandon Cornell, Ashland
OF - Kevin Reynolds, Quincy
OF - David Lamky, Northwood
OF - Casey Garms, Wisconsin-Parkside
P - Derrick Moeves, Northern Kentucky
P - Brandon Kellbach, Wisconsin-Parkside
P - Matt Rafeld, Grand Valley State
P - Jon Micoff, Grand Valley State
RP - Justin Seiter, Northern Kentucky
Player of the Year - Kevin Sewell, Quincy
Pitcher of the Year - Derrik Moeves, Northern Kentucky