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Central’s Pulliam, Lindaman on all-region baseball team

Baseball | May 22, 2012

PELLA—Central College pitchers Joel Pulliam (senior, Des Moines, Lincoln HS) and Dirk Lindaman (junior, Ankeny) have been named to the Rawlings American Baseball Coaches Association Division III all-Central Region baseball team.

Pulliam is a first-team choice while Lindaman is a second-team pick. It’s the first year both have been selected and the first time since 2010 Central has had more than one player honored.

Pulliam, the Iowa Conference pitcher of the year, is a three-time all-league selection and a first-team honoree this year. He posted an 8-1 record with a 2.79 earned run average. He yielded 62 hits and 26 walks in 80.2 innings while striking out 77. He broke school career marks for strikeouts (226) and shutouts (5).

Lindaman, a first-team all-league pick, pitched a 6-1 record with a 1.79 ERA. He allowed 49 hits and 16 walks in 60.1 innings and struck out 37.

Pulliam and Lindaman helped the Dutch pitching staff set school season records for victories (29), lowest ERA (2.43) and shutouts (6).

Ninth-year coach Adam Stevens guided Central to its first outright conference baseball title since 1948. The Dutch compiled a 29-11 overall record and a 19-5 league mark, winning the crown by a four-game margin. 

2012 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Central Region Team
Player of the Year: Terry Davis, Illinois College
Pitcher of the Year: David Mueller, Webster University
Coach of the Year: Bill Kurich, Webster University

First Team
DH       Sean Raisch             Sr.        Coe College
C          Tony Sanchez         Sr.        North Park University
1B        Kevin Callahan       Jr.        Illinois Wesleyan University
1B        Trey Martin             Jr.        Wheaton College
3B        Adam Grambow      Jr.        Ripon College
SS        Derek Ferch            So.       Spalding University
OF       Terry Davis             Sr.        Illinois College
OF       Brandon Rogalski    Sr.        Washington University
OF       Nick Stein               Jr.        Coe College
OF       Jack Cinoman         Jr.        University of Chicago
UT       Drew Golz               Sr.        Wheaton College
P          David Mueller         Sr.        Webster University
P          Joel Pulliam            Sr.        Central College
P          Steve Kuligowski    Sr.        North Park University
P          Nick Soldano          Jr.        North Park University 

Second Team
C          AJ Nathan               Jr.        Illinois Wesleyan University
C          Mike Nodzenski      Sr.        Grinnell College
1B        Tom Henke             Sr.        Webster University
2B        Bryan Clemmons    Sr.        Spalding University
3B        Zach Hofer              Sr.        Elmhurst College
SS        Ryan Miller             Sr.        Wheaton College
OF       Cody Stevenson      Jr.        Webster University
OF       Alex Kazmierski     Jr.        Webster University
OF       Mike Barker            Sr.        Augustana College
OF       Matt Rice                 Sr.        North Park University
P        Augie Lindmark      Sr.        Luther College
P          Scott Benson           Jr.        Wartburg College
P          Mike Trotta             Sr.        Augustana College
P          Alex Norman          Sr.        Beloit College
P          Cody Hafeli            Jr.        Webster University
P          Dirk Lindaman        Jr.        Central College
P          Wade Morris           Jr.        Coe College
P          Tyler Brown            So.       Spalding University 

Third Team
DH       Bobby Czarnowski So.       Illinois Wesleyan University
C          Blake Wilson           Fr.        Wartburg College
2B        Kyle Bosquez          Jr.        Ripon College
2B        Chris Reynolds        Sr.        Luther College
SS        Jordan Jaenicke       Sr.        Beloit College
OF       Matt Hannon           Sr.        St. Norbert College
OF       Mark McDermott     Sr.        Illinois Wesleyan University
OF       Kyle Billig               So.       Washington University
OF       David Wolak           So.       Elmhurst College
UT       Travis Mason          So.       St. Norbert College
UT       Ryan Doty               Jr.        Wartburg College
P          James Stone            Sr.        Buena Vista University
P          Claude Lockhart      So.       University of Chicago
P          Josh Honzik            So.       St. Norbert College
P          Josiah Martin           Sr.        Augustana College
P          Stephen Bonser       Jr.        Washington University
P          Taylor Reilly           Sr.        Spalding University 

2012 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Central Region Gold Glove Team
1B        Adam Nisenson       Sr.        Coe College
2B        Chris Reynolds        Sr.        Luther College
3B        Zach Hofer              Sr.        Elmhurst College
SS        Eric Sousanes          So.       North Park University
OF       Brandon Rogalski    Sr.        Washington University
OF       Alex Jennings          Sr.        Beloit College
OF       Kyle Billig               So.       Washington University
C          AJ Nathan               Jr.        Illinois Wesleyan University
P          Ben Pope                 Sr.        Grinnell College

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