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U of M, Crookston Baseball Squad Heads to Augustana College for Non-Conference Doubleheader
March 23, 2009

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445

(Crookston, Minn.) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston Baseball team heads to Sioux Falls, S.D. on Wednesday, March 25 for a non-conference doubleheader with Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) foe Augustana College. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.


The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 3-15 and NSIC record of 1-3 after last weekend’s series against St. Cloud State University. U of M, Crookston upset the Central Region’s fourth ranked Huskies 6-5 in 12 innings on Friday night. The Golden Eagles are led by Jake Poehler (So, OF, Coon Rapids, Minn.) who is batting .373 (19 for 51) with nine RBI. Casey Woodside (Fr, C, Albert Lea, Minn.) is hitting .326 (15 for 46) with 11 RBI. Kayle Lewellen (Sr, SS, Forest Lake, Minn.) is batting .310 (18 for 58) with nine RBI. Devin Croal (Fr, 2B, Coon Rapids, Minn.) is hitting .303 (20 for 66) with 13 RBI. Paul Krebs (Fr, OF/RHP, Little Falls, Minn.) is batting .278 (15 for 54) with 13 RBI. He is also 2-2 on the hill with a 2.25 ERA and 21 strikeouts.


Golden Eagles @ Augustana College  Wednesday, March 25  12 p.m.


Coach Tim Huber’s Vikings are off to an 11-6 overall record and 3-1 NSIC mark after taking three of four games from Concordia University – St. Paul last weekend. They are led by Drew Heithoff who is batting .381 (24 for 63) with 14 RBI. Nate Baumann is hitting .373 (19 for 51) with 21 RBI. Jeff Green is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and seven strikeouts.


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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).