SEWARD, Neb. – Following a school record win total in 2015, the Concordia University baseball team placed outfielder Alex Alstott and pitcher Jaydee Jurgensen on GPAC all-conference teams announced by the league on Wednesday. Alstott garnered first team honors while Jurgensen received second team accolades. In addition, shortstop Casey Berg and second baseman Alex Cargin were named honorable mention.
Alstott, a first-year Bulldog from Fort Dodge, Iowa, is the program’s first selection on the GPAC’s first team since Zak Goodrich in 2012. Concordia’s leadoff man and center fielder topped all conference performers in on-base percentage (.488), slugging percentage (.712) and triples (13). He led all NAIA players in triples and also paced the Bulldogs in batting average (.356), runs (43), hits (47), home runs (five), total bases (94) and walks (26).
Jurgensen, a lefty from Lincoln, Neb., served as Concordia’s ace for first-year head coach Ryan Dupic. Jurgensen among the top 10 GPAC pitchers in opponent batting average (second, .224), wins (sixth, six), ERA (sixth, 3.49) and strikeouts (seventh, 54). His 10 starts and 56.2 innings pitched were most among Bulldog hurlers.
Cargin, who hails from Leawood, Kan., batted .317 with a home run and 26 RBIs in 43 games while hitting mostly in the No. 9 spot in the order. In his first season with Concordia, Berg (Manning, Iowa) hit .314 and produced a .404 on-base percentage. He posted a fielding percentage of .942.
As a team, Concordia went 26-18 and broke a program record with 289 runs scored in 2015.