As both the Minnesota College Athletic Conference baseball season heads into post-season mode in the middle of May, MCAC coaches took time to recognize the top performers in each of the five-team Divisions.
The Central Division honorees, topped by Division Player-of-the-Year Luis Massa Ortiz and Division Coach-of-the-Year, Jason Fischer, both of St. Cloud Technical & Community College, are as follows:
|All-Central Division||First Team|
|Pitcher||Austin Gohl||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Pitcher||Gregory Diaz||Northland Community & Technical College|
|Pitcher||Henry Pesch||Northland Community & Technical College|
|Catcher||Carlos Turpo||Northland Community & Technical College|
|Infield||Matt Quade||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Infield||Blake Fetting||Northland Community & Technical College|
|Infield||Kade Nelson||Northland Community & Technical College|
|Infield||Casey Welsch||Central Lakes College|
|Outfield||Josh Fussy||Central Lakes College|
|Outfield||Luis Massa Ortiz %||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Outfield||Alonzo Knowles||Central Lakes College|
|Designated Hitter||Alex Jinkins||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Coach of the Year||Jason Fischer||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
% - Division Player-of-the-Year
|2018 MCAC||All-Central Division||Honorable Mention|
|Pitcher||Eric Hinnenkkamp||Central Lakes College|
|Infield / Pitcher||Ryan Schmitz||M State - Fergus Falls|
|Infield||Matt Pietch||M State - Fergus Falls|
|Pitcher||Parker DeJean||Northland Community & Technical College|
|OF / Pitcher||Enoc Rodriquez||Northland Community & Technical College|
|Infield||Brock Saparto||Northland Community & Technical College|
|Pitcher||Ashton Knutson||Ridgewater College|
|Catcher||Joseann Rios Soto||Ridgewater College|
|Pitcher||Brad White||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Pitcher||Christian Delgado||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Catcher||Christian Reyes||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Infield||Larry Rodriquez||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
|Outfield||Zack Fuecker||St. Cloud Technical & Community College|
Photo courtesy of SCTCC Athletics.
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.