Andrew Hanson and Ryan Obrecht from Wayne State College were named to the D2CCA Baseball All-Central Region Team released Wednesday afternoon as voted on by sports information directors in the Central Region. Both players received Second Team All-Central Region honors.
Hanson, a 6-1, 185-pound sophomore designated hitter from Burnsville, Minnesota (Burnsville HS), received Second Team All-NSIC honors with a .303 batting average this season. He produced five homers with 31 RBI and ranked second on the team in stolen bases (14-16) and was third on the team in hits with 54. Hanson went 4-6 with two homers and a career best six RBI at Fort Hays State (2/14/19).
Obrecht, a 6-4, 170-pound freshman pitcher from Omaha (Millard North HS), was named First Team All-NSIC after a stellar freshman season on the hill for the Wildcats. He posted a 7-2 record in 12 appearances and nine starts with a 2.04 ERA, ranking fourth in the NSIC. In 57.1 innings of work, Obrecht allowed just 40 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 50 batters with just 15 walks.
Obrecht had a streak of 21 1/3 scoreless innings late in the season that included three straight shutout wins at Minot State, at Winona State and vs. Concordia-St. Paul. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning vs. Concordia-St. Paul on April 24th and finished with a season-high 10 strikeouts and a one-hit shutout in a 11-0 win, resulting in NSIC Pitcher of the Week honors. Obrecht led the NSIC this season in opponent batting average (.194), tied for first in fewest earned runs allowed (13), tied for second in fewest hits allowed (40) and tied for sixth in wins (7). He was also the only pitcher in the NSIC this season to not allow a home run.
Wayne State College finished the 2019 season at 32-18 overall and fifth place in the NSIC with a 23-12 league mark.