Hignite, Getchell, Osborne and Skabo Earn All- NSAA Baseball Recognition

Hignite, Getchell, Osborne and Skabo Earn All- NSAA Baseball Recognition

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association announced its postseason baseball awards Monday evening following Bellevue's (Neb.) victory over Mayville State (N.D.) in the conference tournament championship at Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown, N.D.

Representing Dickinson State University were Jacob Hignite, Sean Getchell, Sagan Osborne and Dylan Skabo.

Hignite received 2nd Team All-NSAA recognition as an outfielder. Jake batted .422 in the NSAA with 35 hits, eight doubles, one triple, four homeruns, 18 RBI's and had six stolen bases. Overall, Hignite batted .358 with 69 hits, 13 doubles, three triples, six homeruns, 47 RBI's and recorded 20 stolen bases. Jake is a senior from CleElum, Washington.

Getchell earned 2nd Team All-NSAA recognition as a relief pitcher. Sean recorded five saves in NSAA play with a 3.27 ERA and picked up one win in conference. Getchell also recorded 11 strikeouts in 11 innings against conference opponents. Sean finished the season with an overall ERA of 3.18 with a 2-1 record, six saves in 34 innings and 37 strikeouts. Getchell is a junior from Billings, Montana.

Osborne received Honorable Mention All- NSAA as an infielder. Sagan tallied 23 hits, eight doubles, one triple, one homerun and 36 RBI's in NSAA play. Osborne batted .353 overall on the season with 67 hits, 21 doubles, two triples, one homerun, 42 RBI's and five stolen bases. Sagan is a junior from Anchorage, Alaska.

Skabo received Honorable Mention All-NSAA recognition as an infielder. Dylan batted .293 with 22 hits, one double, three triples, 12 RBI's and three stolen bases in NSAA play. Skabo finished the season hitting .310 with 39 hits, three doubles, three triples, 17 RBI's and eight stolen bases. Dylan is a sophomore from Dickinson, North Dakota.

2016 North Star Athletic Association Baseball All-Conference First Team

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

C

Jake Harris

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Helena, Mont.

C

Quinn Irey

Sophomore

Jamestown (N.D.)

Bismarck, N.D.

1B

Joe Demers

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Grafton, N.D.

2B

Drake Yoshioka

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Waipahu, Hawaii

3B

Landon Uetz

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.

SS

Brandon Alvarez

Senior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Indio, Calif.

UTIL

Michael Keeran

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Clear Lake, Iowa

OF

Joe Moran

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Scottsbluff, Neb.

OF

Trevor Jones

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

West Richland, Wash.

OF

Nico Kelly

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Chicago Heights, Ill.

OF

Angel Ramos

Senior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Huntington Park, Calif.

DH

Derik Bontempo

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Federal Way, Wash.

SP

Ben McKendall

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Los Angeles, Calif.

SP

Tanner Dahl

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.

SP

Braulio Torres-Perez

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Auburn, Wash.

SP

Brad Bennett

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Hillsboro, Ore.

RP

Leland Tilley

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Exeter, Calif.

2016 North Star Athletic Association Baseball All-Conference Second Team

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

C

Jake Browne

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

West Richland, Wash.

C

Dondrei Hubbard

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Houston, Texas

1B

Rowdy Dove

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Pryor, Okla.

2B

Ross Feeley

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Tehachapi, Calif.

3B

Matt Evans

Sophomore

Bellevue (Neb.)

Omaha, Neb.

SS

Westin Hinkel

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Gillette, Wyo.

UTIL

Brady Anderson

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Jamestown, N.D.

OF

Jake Hignite

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

CleElum, Wash.

OF

Colton Nash

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bonney Lake, Wash.

OF

Jordan Hofer

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

Sioux Falls, S.D.

OF

Jesse Spangler

Sophomore

Presentation (S.D.)

Holbrook, Ariz.

DH

Ian Barker

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Independence, Mo.

SP

Todd Nicks

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bakersfield, Calif.

SP

Dylan Deavy

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Moorhead, Minn.

SP

Aaron Bain

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Cambridge, Ontario

SP

David Whitaker

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

La Crescenta, Calif.

RP

Sean Getchell

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Billings, Mont.

Postseason Awards
NSAA Baseball Player-of-the-Year:  Landon Uetz – Jamestown (N.D.)
NSAA Baseball Pitcher-of-the-Year:  Ben McKendall – Bellevue (Neb.)
NSAA Baseball Freshman-of-the-Year:  Mitchell Keeran – Waldorf (Iowa)
NSAA Baseball Coach-of-the-Year:  Duane Monlux – Bellevue (Neb.)

2016 North Star Athletic Association Baseball Gold Glove

Position

First Name, Last Name

Year

School

Hometown

C

Jake Browne

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

West Richland, Wash.

1B

Todd Nicks

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bakersfield, Calif.

2B

Ross Feeley

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Tehachapi, Calif.

3B

Matt Evans

Sophomore

Bellevue (Neb.)

Omaha, Neb.

SS

Connor Garrison

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

LF

Kory Wolden

Sophomore

Jamestown (N.D.)

West Fargo, N.D.

CF

Jesse Spangler

Sophomore

Presentation (S.D.)

Holbrook, Ariz.

RF

Colton Nash

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bonney Lake, Wash.

P

Braulio Torres-Perez

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Auburn, Wash.

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director

2016 Blue Hawk Baseball Team Awards

Overall MVP- Sagan Osborne

Offensive MVP- Jake Hignite

Defensive MVP- Dylan Skabo

Pitching MVP- Tony Roberts