Trio from Marian baseball earn All-NACC recognition

Baseball All-NACC graphic.

MILWAUKEE - Marian University baseball completed their winningest season during the NACC era and as a result, have had three student-athletes earn All-NACC recognition, as announced by the conference office Tuesday.

Sophomore Sean Meyer (Oconomowoc, Wis.) had a dominant season at the plate earning a spot on the All-NACC first team at first base.  Meyer recorded the highest batting average in the NACC, eighth in the nation and seventh all-time at Marian for a single season, at .434 to go with the best on-base percentage in the conference at .497.  He also ranked in the top 10 of the NACC with a .539 slugging percentage driving in the eighth-most runs in the NACC with 32.  His 66 hits this season were good for second in the NACC and put him fifth in the single-season record book at Marian.  During the season, he was held hitless in only nine games over his 39 starts with 21 multi-hit games and 10 games with at least three hits.  He also had nine games this season where he drove in multiple runs including a four-RBI game against Bethany Lutheran, who qualified for the NCAA tournament this season.  Meyer was able to close out the regular season with a .684 batting average over the final four games to earn a spot on the D3Baseball.com Team of the Week.

Senior Jordan Bock (Sugar Grove, Ill.) closed out his Sabre career with one of his best seasons earning a first-team All-NACC selection.  Bock posted a 6-1 record this season logging the sixth-most innings pitched in the conference at 62.0.  He had two complete games during the season, one of which was a shutout where he held Augsburg to only two hits during the annual spring trip.  Bock had the sixth-lowest earned run average in the conference this season at 2.32 with six of his nine starts being quality starts.  He also closed out the season posting 49 strikeouts, while only allowing 15 free passes for a 3.3 strikeout to walk ratio.  For his career, Bock made the fifth-most appearances in program history with 49 and the eighth-most wins with 16.  Bock also finished with the fifth-most innings pitched in program history with 230.1 and struck out 154 hitters putting him seventh all-time at Marian.

Sophomore Nick Dugandzic (Waterford, Wis.) was a strong weapon both offensively and defensively behind the dish for the Sabres earning an All-NACC honorable mention selection.  Dugandzic had the eighth-best batting average in the NACC at .371 to go with a .479 on-base percentage, fourth in the NACC.  He had 15 multi-hit games this season including a 10-game hitting streak during the season where he posted seven multi-hit games.  Dugandzic drove in a total of 27 runs this season with just as many runs scored with six multi-RBI games including a three-RBI performance in a win over Saint John's (Minn.), a team who qualified for the NCAA tournament this season.  Defensively, he caught 16 runners attempting to steal with a .286 runners caught stealing percentage.  He was also the only catcher in the NACC to allow 40 or fewer stolen bases and catch double-digit potential base stealers.

The full release and All-NACC selections can be viewed by visiting http://naccsports.org/sports/bsb/2018-19/releases/20190514s0yk1s.