Three Lakeland College Baseball Players Earn Postseason Honors
Athletics - posted on 5/16/2007
Three Muskies were acknowledged for their baseball accomplishments as they were named to the all-Northern Athletics Conference honorable mention team on Tuesday. Seniors Mitch Heinemeyer, Tyler Schmitt and Zach Schmitz all earned the honor.
Heinemeyer, a third baseman, had a solid year with 12 doubles and six home runs. He also added a career-high 13 singles and ended his Lakeland career hitting .358 on the season with 73 total bases in 36 games. Along with tying the single-season walk record with 29, Heinemeyer ends his career with 15 home runs, just one short of Lakeland's all-time home ru
n record. He also had 33 doubles which ties him for third all-time for doubles in a career, and he ends his career with a .328 batting average, also good for third all-time in Lakeland history.
"He'll be hard to replace," said head coach Chris Thousand. "We'll miss his leadership on the field."
Schmitt closes out his career with the best career batting average in school history at .384. He ended up hitting .350 this season with 20 stolen bases in 36 games. Schmitt was very solid defensively with nine outfield assists on the year.
made some great plays this year that saved the Muskies in more than a couple of wins," said Thousand.
While his stats are deceiving, Schmitz had a great year pitching for the Muskies. He ended with a 2.62 ERA and a 4-5 record in just nine appearances. He allowed 19 earned runs in 65 innings pitched. He also pitched three complete games.
"Zach was the leader of the pitching staff all year with his work ethic, and I hope that more pitchers will follow his example," said Thousand.
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