Hot streak leads to GPAC honor for Berg

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 4, 2017 in Baseball

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – A force at the top of Concordia’s potent offensive attack, senior Casey Berg has raked in his first career GPAC weekly award. On Tuesday (April 4), the conference tabbed Berg with the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Player of the Week award. Berg is the first GPAC player of the week for the program since Kaleb Geiger earned the same honor in March of last season.

A native of Manning, Iowa, Berg is thriving in his senior season. During last week’s action (eight games), Berg batted .433 (13-for-30) with 13 runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, seven RBIs and two stolen bases. As part of that run, Berg recorded three-straight games with exactly three hits. His six home runs are already a career high. Berg has been the catalyst for an offense that ranks No. 1 in the GPAC in runs per game (7.5).

Over 117 career games as a Bulldog, Berg has batted .329 with 125 hits, seven home runs and 56 RBIs. As a senior, Berg has career highs in batting average (.366), on-base percentage (.458), slugging percentage (.594), home runs and RBIs (20). He’s on track to shatter other career bests for runs scored, hits and stolen bases.

Berg and the Bulldogs (16-12, 5-3 GPAC), now rated as the No. 1 team in the GPAC (according to official NAIA rankings), are scheduled to return to action tonight (Tuesday) at York College (21-17). First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m. CT.