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2023 GPAC Baseball All-Conference Team Announced

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The 2023 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Baseball All-Conference team has been

announced after a vote of league coaches. The 2023 GPAC All-Conference Team consists of a first-team,

second-team and an honorable mention list along with a gold glove team.

Joey Grabanski of Concordia University was selected as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Player-of-the#Year and Aaron Forrest of Doane University was selected as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Pitcher-of#the-Year. Josh Oltmans of Doane University was named the 2023 Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Coach-of the-Year.

Position Name School Grade Hometown

First Base Lukas White Doane SR Castaic, Calif.

Second Base Jay Adams Concordia JR Waverly, Nebraska

Third Base Jaidan Quinn Concordia SO Bonner Springs, Kan.

Shortstop Ty Nekoliczak Concordia SO Greely, Neb.

Utility Infielder Jesse Garcia Concordia SR El Cajon, Calif.

Outfield Joey Grabanski Concordia JR Grand Forks, N.D.

Outfield Nate Mensik Doane JR Pleasant Dale, Neb.

Outfield Alec Blakestad Concordia JR Millard, Neb.

Outfield Joe Osborn Doane JR Hickman, Neb.

Catcher Ben Berg Concordia SR Carroll, Iowa

Catcher Jayson Willers Morningside SO Davenport, Iowa

Pitcher Aaron Forrest Doane JR Peoria, Ariz.

Pitcher Caden Johnson Concordia SR Papillion, Neb.

Pitcher Kaden Crawford Doane FR Fairfield, Texas

Relief Pitcher Jake Johnson Doane JR Chandler, Ariz.

Designated Hitter Jordan Singleton Jamestown SO East Wenatchee, Wash.

Position Name School Grade Hometown

First Base Kiko Nunez Mount Marty SO Dickinson, Texas

Second Base Alex Calabrese Morningside SO Omaha, Neb.

Third Base Hadyn Crawford Midland FR Austin, Texas

Shortstop Kendall Yackley Jamestown SR Lynnwood, Wash.

Utility Infielder Eddie Brancato Morningside JR Arlington Heights, Ill.

Outfield Hayden Brown Jamestown JR Buckeye, Ariz.

Outfield Logan Amick Doane SO Melbourne, Fla.

Outfield Hunter Hope Morningside JR Sioux City, Iowa

Catcher Billy Hancock Mount Marty SR Wahoo, Neb.

Catcher Jake Allen Briar Cliff SR Plaquemine, La.

Pitcher Chris Rofe Mount Marty SR Sydney, Austrailia

Pitcher Wade Canaday Morningside JR Marshalltown, Iowa

Pitcher Luke Zimmer Jamestown FR Velva, N.D.

Relief Pitcher Noah McCandless Mount Marty SO Arvada, Colo.

Relief Pitcher Hayden Brown Jamestown JR Buckeye, Ariz.

Designated Hitter Bodi Waller Mount Marty SO Papillion, Neb.

Designated Hitter Tanner Tompkins Concordia SO Normal, Ill.

Briar Cliff – Kyle Steinborn (SP), Matt Hmielewski (SP), Quentin Evers (3B), Brett Sitzmann (SP), Trey Rogers

(OF)

Concordia – Daniel Rivera (RP), Teyt Johnson (OF)

Dakota Wesleyan – Troy Willhelm (RP), Diego Jirau Jimenez (1B), Seth Christiansen (3B), Landon Ruesink

(OF)

Doane – Jack Tillman (C), Luke LaChance (2B), Julian Vargas (SP), Kyler Beekman (RP), Justin Nevells (3B),

Brett Meyer (SS)

Dordt – Jason Carrig (SS), Nolan Christianson (OF), Nick Yeager (SP)

Hastings – Mason Masur (DH), Markus Miller (SP), Jace Valdez (SS), Tyler Kissler (C), Markus Miller (SP)

Midland – Yealex Lopez (OF), Alec Villanueva (SS), Connor Petersen (1B), Jonathan Foreman (SP)

Morningside – Brian Garcia (OF), Josh Pratt (RP), Elijah Rude (1B), Nick Grajeda (DH), Aiden Bishop (OF), Kai

Purdy-Burton (SP)

Mount Marty – Jared Miller (SP), Zach Hegge (RP), Myles Brown (SP), Ethan Wishon (2B), Heston Williams

(RP)

Northwestern – Mason Porepp (OF), Brady Roberts (SP), Evan Olesen (2B), Sam Stanford (3B), Kip Cullinan

(1B)

Jamestown – Triston Madison (C), Xander Orejudos (2B), Troy Berg (3B), Chase Burke (OF), Eric Kessler (RP)

The 16th annual GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Baseball Gold Glove Team has been named. The GPAC

team will now be forwarded on to the NAIA level for further consideration. The NAIA has a National Gold Glove

team that is sponsored by Rawlings.

Position Name School Grade Hometown

First Base Lukas White Doane SR Castaic, Calif.

Second Base Xander Orejudos Jamestown SR Ellensburg, Wash.

Third Base Justin Nevels Doane SO Chugiak, Alaska

Shortstop Braeden Cordes Mount Marty SO Spokane, Wash.

Catcher Ben Berg Concordia SR Carroll, Iowa

Left Fielder Joe Osborn Doane JR Hickman, Neb.

Right Fielder Nate Mensik Doane JR Pleasant Dale, Neb.

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