Dakota Wesleyan University's Dom Boerger was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference pitcher of the year on Wednesday.
This is the second time Boerger, of Milbank, has been an all-GPAC selection while this is the first selection on the first-team. Boerger started 10 games and finished with a 9-3 record and led the GPAC with a 1.74 ERA. The southpaw only gave up 15 earned runs and pitched 77.2 innings while collecting 77 strikeouts. Boerger pitched six complete games and only walked 12 batters through 11 games.
Joining Boerger on the all-GPAC first-team was shortstop Wes Anderson. After being named to the All-GPAC honorable mention team a season ago, the senior increased his production at the plate and in the field. Anderson hit .354 with 52 hits, 21 runs batted in, 12 doubles and two home runs. In the field, Anderson collected 108 assists and notched a field percentage of .908.
For the second-consecutive season, Colome native Reed Harter was named to the all-GPAC second team. Harter tallied a .315 batting average with 45 hits, 35 RBIs, six doubles and two home runs. The junior also had a solid year at second base, only committing three errors and a fielding percentage of .981.
Winner's Drew DeMers was named to the all-GPAC second-team after leading DWU and tied for third in the GPAC in batting average at .375. DeMers tallied 54 hits, 30 runs batted in, four doubles and two triples. DeMers was also a steady piece to the Tiger outfield as he notched a fielding percentage of .965.
Kyle Bailey, Gunnar Johnson, Ethan Davis, Gavin Reichmuth and Chandler Bakley were selected to the honorable mention team.
DWU finished the 2019 season with an overall record of 23-23 and 16-12 in the GPAC. The Tigers qualified for their seventh GPAC baseball tournament in the last eight years.
Softball honored with five all-GPAC members
The DWU softball team landed five players on the all-GPAC team.
Senior shortstop Andriana Sprakel was named to the all-GPAC second-eam for the second consecutive season. Sprakel was an anchor in the Tiger infield this season notching a field percentage of .968. At the plate, Sprakel was second on the team in batting average at .346 and collected 45 hits, seven doubles, two home runs and 12 runs batted in. Sprakel amassed 184 games played for the Tigers throughout her career.
DWU had four members honored to the honorable mention team. Senior third baseman Amber Budmark was named to the honorable mention team for the third time in her career.
Karly Severance, Adriana Thomason and Mitchell Christian graduate Alyson VanderPol were also named to the honorable mention team.
DWU finished the 2019 season with an overall record of 12-30 and 7-15 in the GPAC. The Tigers graduated seven seniors.