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Sunday May 29, 2011
Volume 88, Number 2
Community responds to assault Molly Wilms Managing Editor
After an assault outside a popular downtown bar occurred last Monday morning, reports and questions abounded with regards to every aspect of the attack. Who was assaulted? Was it a hate crime? Was it reflective of local attitudes to the LGBT community? Mark Miller, the victim of the assault, is a student at SCSU and a member of the LGBT community. He is a 22-year-old undergraduate student studying art and dance who is originally from St. Louis Park. “Honestly, I don’t remember the whole fight
thing that happened,” Miller told the University Chronicle. “I got beaten pretty well in the face, so I think some of my memory is gone from that.” Miller said that when he combined his limited memory of the evening with what witnesses told him, the evening pieced together. “I was hitting on them, on this guy, and apparently he did not like it too much,” Miller said. Miller said he later went out for a cigarette, and one of the alleged assailants followed him. “He and his friends were out there and, you know, just decided to beat the crap out of me,” Miller said. Miller said that his friend
heard the fight and came out to break it up. Later, Miller said he was punched again by one of the suspects in front of D.B. Searles. The police arrived a short while later. “They arrived and they were like, looking for the fight, and it was obviously over already. The cops always show up after the fight’s over,” Miller said. “They found me, I was at one of my friend’s places like right next door, cleaning my wounds.” Miller said he is unsure of the motivation of the attack. “It’s my experience in St. Cloud, people will start a fight over anything,” Miller said. “I don’t know if it was whether I was bisexual or
what have you, it seems like at the playground, like kindergarten all over again. “Some people are turning it into a big thing, there’s like a lot of anti-gay in St. Cloud, I know. It’s a culmination of a lot of things I think.” The mugshots of the three suspects were released and quickly spread from local news sites to national and international LGBT rights pages. 21- year-old Chad Hands of Elk River and 24-year-old Matthew Thomas of Rogers, two of the suspects, are charged with fourth-degree assault. The designation of fourth-degree assault includes bias-motivated offenses.
Ryan Frane, a 23-yearold from St. Cloud, is charged with domestic assault. Frane is a student at St. Cloud State University majoring in criminal justice. Frane declined an interview, but said he and his lawyer will release a statement on Monday. The Wednesday following the incident, three local women organized a rally near the site of the assault. “We want this young man who was treated poorly in our community to realize that’s not who we are as a community,” said Janet Cleland-Dullinger, one of the event organizers. “This is what we are as a community.”
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Rally supporters gather to hear Justin Lewandowski speak about equal rights
The rally was attended by about 100 people. Some held signs bearing messages like “Love Prevails” and “LGBT? Fine by me.” The event was planned and publicized via social media. “No formal group, nothing like that. Just talking in the morning. We started out with a few people, and invited a few more people,” said Pat McDonald-Ditlevson, another event organizer. Members of the LGBT and ally community alike turned out, as well as a number of SCSU students. “I’m personally standing up for my rights to be able to walk around St. Cloud safely without being afraid of being discriminated, attacked, just for the way I look, the way I talk, for any reason whatsoever,” said Veronica Mora, an SCSU student. “It’s sad. I’m kind of ashamed for St. Cloud State when I hear things like that, because we’re not all like that at St. Cloud State,” said Katelyn Carter, an SCSU student. One person absent from the rally was the victim. “I don’t know if I will be attending. I’m in the middle of moving right now, and there’s really a lot of stuff going on. It’s just like another thing on top of my list,” Miller said. “I think it’s a good thing, but I mean, we should really focus on antihate in general, on a broader scale. Or just anti-violence in general. “Like why are we beating each other up, like what’s the point in that?”
A common pest: bedbugs and how to avoid them Samantha South News Editor
Bed bug infestation cases have been on the rise around the country the past few years. The SCSU campus community has proven it is not immune to these pests. It is officially the time of year for moving out of last year's apartments, dorms, and houses and into new housing around the campus area. Some have decided to move home for the summer and others have decided to go with a change of pace where they are living. No matter what a student has decided to do, it’s time to pack up all of our furniture and personal belongings and get to moving and cleaning. What many students haven’t realized is that moving can mean a lot more than just moving all of our things. It could mean moving bed bugs. According to pest control companies (Terminix and Orkin) websites, there are a lot of unknown facts most people do not realize about bed bugs. For starters, what are bed bugs? Bed bugs are very small, nocturnal parasites that feed on warmblooded animals; mainly humans. When they bite, they can leave red welts, swelling and itching. They are very hard to see, but adults can be seen by the human eye.
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They live in very small areas near where their food source will sit or lay for long periods of time; under headboards, mattresses, baseboards, floor cracks, and under carpets. These little infectious parasites are anywhere from 4–5 mm long and 1.5–3 mm wide with a small head and larger oval-shaped body. Their bodies are flattened, making it easier for them to get in small crevices such as mattresses and in between wood furniture. How does one get bed bugs? According to these pest controllers, the easiest way to transport bed bugs is through travel. Transporting luggage, clothing, bedding, and furniture from other places can easily bring them into a new home. So moving out of an apartment that may be infested with them can carry them over to new places. House parties and staying the night at others houses can quickly carry these parasites to a new home as well. It is common for students around the area to place old and used furniture on the streets and by dumpsters for others to pick up. Picking used furniture up could be the most likely way to obtain a bed bug infestation. What are the first signs for having bed bugs? Bed bug bites come in tight lines of multiple, small, red marks. At night, you can see them appear if
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you lay down on a bed for more than few minutes at night where they may be. They tend to stay close together and have a distinctively sweet but unpleasant smell. Blood spottings on mattresses and nearby furnishings are also signs of a bedbug infestation. How does one get rid of bed bugs? There are not very many easy ways of treating for bed bugs, considering they can go for months without feeding. But there are some simple ways to prevent them. After traveling, stick luggage and suitcases into large sealed bags outside the residence; garages are best. Washing clothing immediately is also recommended. Another idea is placing clothing into a bag and placing into the dryer on high heat. Bed bugs are not tolerant of high temperatures. If there is an infestation, removing all cloth and linen is the first step. Start looking around the rooms, in between mattresses, under headboards and under any small areas of wood furniture. When the infestation has been located, call a professional exterminator for best results of getting rid of them. There are treatments, but they should be done by professionals. Other ideas are to get rid of all mattresses and furniture. This way is
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A to-scale photograph of a bedbug. Adult bedbugs can grow up to 5mm very expensive and inconvenient but one of the most effective. Telling the landlord or owner is also best so that they can inform other tenants to check for them as well. Bed bugs have been a serious problem up until WWII when modern insecticides were introduced. Since then, these insecticides have
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been banned due to harmful affects on the environment. Therefore, increases in bed bugs are now an issue. Taking cautionary steps, such as not picking up used furniture on the road and cleaning all travel equipment will help. As we move into our new homes, make sure to take steps so the bed bugs do not move with you.
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Opinions Sunday, May 29, 2011
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Remember on Memorial Day Christian Bursch SPORTS & FITNESS EDITOR
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‘South Park’ continues to provide smart satire Salem Mahmoud
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Objectivity does not exist Hannah Swift ASSOCIATE EDITOR
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Escaping gender roles Kyra Loch
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Reborn on the Bayou: CCR tribute returns Chris Bremseth staff writer
Justin Ploof played the most recent show in his throwback “rockumentary” series Tuesday at the Pioneer Place. Ploof has previously played works by artists like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, but this time he and his band took on one of the biggest and most famous groups in rock and roll history, Creedence Clearwater Revival. The show, entitled Born on the Bayou: A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, began with a narrated
chronicle of the group’s rise to fame in 1964, the release of their most popular albums, reported fights between the bandmates and their eventual downfall, ending with their split in 1972. The narration was accompanied by a screen with a slideshow depicting the various moments in the band’s history. During the show, slides of the original band were shown and during the popular anti-Vietnam War songs “Fortunate Son” and “Run Through the Jungle”, video taken during the war was played to enhance the atmosphere of the room,
while placing context behind the songs. Ploof, who played the show last fall in the same venue, stated that he and his group were back by popular demand, something that he was very excited about. “It’s great, anytime you do anything, you hope people like it and the fact that they like it enough for you to come back and do it again is awesome,” Ploof said. He also recognized the universal appeal that Creedence seems to have to the people at the shows. “I don’t know if it’s us,
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Justin Ploof sings CCR hits with Jason Ploof on lead guitar.
Pioneer Place on Fifth still growing after 12 years Molly Willms managing editor
A local business, built from the ground up and family-run, caters to the arts and entertainment needs of a mid-sized community – all during an economic recession. The real kicker is that they’re growing. Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre has been growing for over 12 years under the direction of Dan and Mark Barth, the brothers who own and run the business. They started working together on a video production company 18 years ago. Dan happened upon their current location when searching for a new studio for DMR Productions. “I happened to walk by this building and saw a sign in the door that said ‘For Lease,’” said Dan Barth, Executive director of Pioneer. “It was owned by the HRA. So I called them and we rented it for a couple of days to do this video shoot.” After looking around, the building appealed to Dan more and more. He called his brother over to take a look at the space. They made an offer to the Housing and Redevelopment Authority and bought the building. “We walked out, and that was in 1998, and looked at each other and said, ‘What did we just do now?’” Dan said. The brothers began remodeling the space as a television studio. “We were gutting the theater and we had another video shoot and an actor form the Twin Cities came up and peered around and said, ‘What are you doing?’ We said, ‘Well, we’re gutting this for a TV studio.’ And he said, ‘You really shouldn’t do that. Theaters are just too difficult to build. Why don’t you keep it?’ I said, ‘Why would I want to do that? We don’t know anything about running a theater, nor do we want to,’” Dan said. They decided in the end to take his advice and started with a small, four-show theater season of traveling shows. Twelve years later, Pioneer Place has its own inhouse productions that regularly sell out as part of seven-show seasons. Another component of Pioneer Place is the Veranda Lounge, which has changed dramatically over the years. “We’ve had a number of things up here. We had it rented for the first few years, then we had a gift shop that was called The Veranda,” Dan said. Eventually, the brothers thought that adding a lounge to the theater would be worthwhile. “The difficulties in a city like St. Cloud is obviously securing a liquor license,” said Mark Barth, Operations Director of Pio-
neer Place. “So that was the first step that we had to take and, lo and behold, after several meetings, we were able to secure a liquor license and we thought, ‘What the heck, let’s give it a try.’” The bar expanded from initially selling only beer and wine and opening before and after shows to having a full bar and being open normal bar hours. In addition to theater, Pioneer Place also offers a variety of music performances. This began when an artist on tour asked to use their space. “It must have been about 2000 or 2001, Mason Jennings was very popular but not quite selling out joints like he does now,” Dan said. “I got a phone call from his agent that they had a layover date and were looking for a place in St. Cloud, was any available, would we be interested. “We didn’t have a PA system, we didn’t have anything, but he was traveling with his own.” The very first music performance at Pioneer sold out – people were sitting on the floor for lack of chairs. Since then, artists like Collective Unconscious and the Fabulous Armadillos have been selling out themed shows and touring acts have played in both areas of the building. “We started live music now on weekends here in the Lounge,” Mark said. “It can get to be a pretty busy place on Fridays and Saturdays, which has been a lot of fun.” The 100-year-old building has not always been an easy thing to work with. “This old building was so fascinating when Dan called me up and said, ‘Come on, Mark, take a look at this, we’re gonna buy it,’ I said, ‘You’re nuts.’ We’re no longer spring chickens,” Mark said. After receiving his general contractor’s license, Mark and some friends got to work on the building. “It may sound a little weird, but today it’s almost like the building speaks a little bit, that it’s happy,” Mark said. Though both of their careers took a different direction than they anticipated, the Barths love where they ended up. “To be able to be doing something so different than what I was trained to do or what I had done for the rest of my life has been a real joy for me,” Mark said. “I think that this building has a lot to do with that, and the audiences that come. “ “There’s a lot of special moments here. There really are,” Dan said. “You see it in people’s eyes when they walk out. Whether it’s music where they’ve been entertained or plays where they’ve been challenged. That’s really what does it for me, when you see them coming out and you know that you’ve touched them somehow.”
I think it’s the material that we’re doing that brings people back,” Ploof said. “They’re just one of those bands that no matter who you seem to talk to, no matter how old they are, everybody likes Creedence Clearwater Revival.” He also postulated the reasons for their classic, timeless feel. “That’s why ‘Fortunate Son’ is such a classic; it’s like Bob Dylan’s ‘Blowin in the Wind.’ He doesn’t refer to one specific thing so I think it is all still relevant,” Ploof said. It’s not only the fans that love the music, but Ploof and his band were unable to hide their excitement about the show. “The thing is with these theater shows, it’s not something we do all the time so getting to come do these is like an outlet to do things like this. That’s the nice thing about it, you can never get sick of it,” he said. “When the last night goes, you’re like ‘wait, I’m not done with this yet.’” Ploof, the lead vocalist, is backed by his father, Dan Ploof on keyboard, his older brother, Jason Ploof on lead guitar, Casey Smith
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Peter Anderson, drums, and Casey Smith, bass, perform CCR songs at Pioneer Place.
on bass guitar and Peter Anderson on the drums. The band, soon to be called Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks, just made a deal with the Pioneer Place starting a series of their
“rockumentaries”, with their next installment in the fall focusing on the history and works of the Rolling Stones.
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‘Some thing Borrowed’ disappoints.
‘Something Borrowed’ borrows too many clichés
Hannah Swift movie review
The film adaptation of the book “Something Borrowed” by Emily Giffin gave movie-goers a taste of the classic, and often cliché, romantic comedy. “Something Borrowed” was released in theaters on May 6 and stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, and John Krasinski. The story closely follows the book, centering on Rachel, played by Goodwin, a 30-something New Yorker who realizes she is in love with her best friend’s fiancé. Rachel’s best friend, Darcy, played by Hudson, is beautiful, blonde, and a huge flirt; everything Rachel is not. Rachel and Darcy have been best friends for their entire lives, even though their personalities are vastly different. Rachel actually met Darcy’s fiancé, Dex, played by Egglesfield, while in law school. Dex and Rachel grew close as study buddies, but on the night they finished law school, Dex was introduced to Darcy who grabbed his attention. Rachel thought someone like Dex could never love someone like her, so she encouraged Dex and Darcy to date and eventually they got engaged. Many of the scenes in this two-hour movie are Rachel’s flashbacks to her time in law school with Dex, as well as her memories of her and Darcy’s friendship over the years. Krasinski’s character, Ethan, plays the part of Rachel’s best guy friend. Darcy and Ethan don’t get along, providing some comical interactions throughout the movie. Without giving more away about the love square that develops, the worst part about the movie is how easy it was to figure out. The acting itself wasn’t bad, but the story overall was just boring. If you have seen one romantic comedy, sometimes it feels like you’ve seen them all. “Something Borrowed” definitely did nothing different to break the mold. The most disappointing part of the film was how little John Krasinski’s character was in it. The main reason I was interested in seeing the movie was because Krasinski was featured often in the trailer and his fame from the television show “The Office” drew me in. I wish he would have been in it more. Another criticism of “Something Borrowed,” which could apply to many Hollywood films, is how everyone seemed to be very wealthy, but no one ever actually worked. There were trips to the Hamptons, driving in fancy cars, going out to expensive restaurants, but their occupations was never mentioned. This gives such a false view of real life that it makes the whole movie even less believable and further lost in the depths of Hollywood’s picture perfect “reality.” Overall this movie provided a few laughs and some cute, yet predictable moments, but don’t waste your money or time seeing it in theaters. This one is definitely only worth the dollar rental from Redbox. If “Something Borrowed” had borrowed fewer clichés from other romantic comedies, it would have been a much better film.
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Sunday, May 29, 2011
SCSU sophomore pitcher shares his story Christian Bursch Player Profile
According to sophomore SCSU pitcher, Scott Lieser, recently pitched “the game of his life.” “I started playing baseball probably as soon as I could walk.” Lieser said. He grew up with three older brothers and said his mother wished for a girl but that didn’t happen. Although for Halloween one year she had a daughter. “They dressed me up as a girl...it was embarrassing,” Lieser said. Growing up on a dairy farm, Lieser and his brothers became close. Lieser and his brothers would all play baseball in the backyard every night. “Any chance we got got between working on the farm we would go play baseball until dad would see us and yell at us to get back to work,” Lieser said. After evening chores they knew their dad would hit them grounds balls. “I would do anything to go back to those days where I’d get beat up by my brothers and have them make fun of me,” said Lieser. Throughout high school Lieser played football, basketball and baseball. In his senior year he tore an ACL in football which prevented him from playing basketball his entire senior year. He recovered enough to play baseball his senior year and after high school he hit the rehab hard to make sure he could play college baseball. Two of Lieser’s brothers went to SCSU but he wanted to be different. He wanted to play baseball down South. However, coach Dolan convinced him to come and play for SCSU. “Dolan did a good job convincing me to come play here, especially when I had no intention of playing here,” said Lieser. Lieser admitted that the worst moment of pitching baseball came on his birthday this past April when he pitched against Augustana.
“It was embarrassing to go just over an inning and give up eight runs,” Lieser said. The team went to Old Country Buffet after the NSIC tournament, where Lieser learned he would be the starting pitcher for the first game in the NCAA Division II Central Regionals. The game was to be against Augustana. His father talked to him before the game on May 19, telling him to go out there and show them that he was better than them. “We knew we would have a lot of fans there at the game on May 19. I was pretty excited to start the first game,” said Lieser, adding “I knew I had to get a pretty good start to the tournament and start the tone early to give our guys some hope to win the first one.” The best moment Lieser had in baseball was winning the game on May 19. “It felt good to come back and beat them with only giving up one run. It showed that they weren’t that much better than me, I just didn’t have my stuff on April 23,” said Lieser. SCSU found themselves eliminated from the tournament by Winona State in 10 innings. WSU went on to win the tournament. “I was pretty excited (to be named NCAA Division II Central Region All-Tournament Team pitcher). I was just hoping more of our guys would make it on there,” said Lieser. Next season he hopes to make it to the World Series saying they were one step away from making it this year. He added the goal won’t change from this year to next year. “You can always learn to pitch more,” Lieser said, adding that he wants to get physically stronger in the off season and learn to pitch more. He also said he wants to learn to be more relaxed on the mound and not let little things like giving up a base hit get to him. Lieser enjoys spending time with his family outside of baseball. He
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Scott Lieser, sophomore pitcher for SCSU, throws a pitch during Thursday nights game against Augustana in the first round of the tournament. likes to go home and help on the farm on the weekends. Water sports like fishing, swimming and tubing are a favorite for Lieser. Lieser added he would try knee boarding or anything that had to do with the water. Majoring in elementary educa-
tion, Lieser said he also enjoys playing with children and teaching them about baseball. “In high school, I always thought I wanted to teach. Hopefully I will get into a school one day and become a high school baseball coach...That’s my dream or make it to the pros,” Lieser said.
If he made it to the pros he would like to play for the Twins. “I would do anything to throw to Joe Mauer, him catching, that would be special,” said Lieser. After all, Lieser added, “Baseball is baseball. It is fun to play whenever you can.”
Tournament survives despite heavy rain fall Christian Bursch
Sports & fitness editor
The NCAA Division II Central Regionals finished up on Dick Putz Field. The games were moved from Joe Faber Field due to over two inches of rain that fell over the weekend of May 20-22. The tournament was originally scheduled to start May 19 and finish May 22 with May 23 reserved for rain-outs. The tournament finished May 24 with the championship game between Winona State (WSU) and Nebraska-Kearney (UNK). The final games played May 22 featured UNK vs. WSU in their first meeting of the tournament and SCSU
vs. WSU. UNK beat WSU in their first meeting of the tournament 10-4. SCSU played WSU, SCSU looking for a win to keep them in the tournament. In the first inning Jordan Smith singled through the left side following Garrett Fischer’s single to right field. B. Hansen reached first base on a fielding error be WSU’s center fielder, Tony Mueller, allowing Smith and Fischer to score. WSU followed with three runs in the first inning. Scoring for WSU was Mueller, Derek Wojcik and Cody Strang. After SCSU pitcher, Nick Anderson walked his second
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Winona State celebrates after winning the NCAA Division II Central Regional tournament May 24 at Dick Putz Field.
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person of the game and gave up a two run home run to WSU’s Seth McMullen Chris Kubitz relieved him and finished the second inning allowing no additional runs. SCSU’s Joey Benke hit a home run to right center to make the game 3-5 WSU in third inning. Phil Imholte singled to left field to start the seventh inning. Travis Cariveau followed with a single through the right side. SCSU’s Smith reached on a fielder’s choice followed by Benke flying out to center field allowing Imholte to score after a WSU pitching change. WSU started the eight inning with a new pitcher who walked his first batter, Joey Althoff. Travis Kulla replaced Althoff as a pinch runner. Travis Enger singled up the
Dustin Fackrell, MSC Jordan Mitchellhill, UNK Luke Valerius, UNK Ken Evanson, MSC Travis Enger, SCSU Scott Lieser, SCSU Kodey Simon, WSU tournament MVP Joe Kley, WSU Tony Mueller, WSU Jason Trulin, UNK Cody Strang, WSU
middle followed by two strike outs. Cariveau singled to center field but advanced to second base on a fielding error. The error allowed Kulla and Enger to score. The eighth inning left with a score of SCSU six to WSU’s five. The first batter, Wojcik, was hit by a pitch and scored the only run in the ninth tying the game at six. SCSU failed to score in the 10th inning. WSU responded with a run. The 10 inning saw Mueller intentionally walked and Wojcik reaching on catcher’s interferrence. With bases loaded Kley walked allowing John Magee to score. With this score SCSU was eliminated in the double elimination tournament. May 23 opened with Mesa State (MSC) playing
Minnesota State Mankato (MSU). MSU found themselves eliminated from the tournament by MSC with a score of 7-4. WSU played UNK for the second time in the tournament. This time WSU won 2-0. This win secured WSU’s spot in the championship game. WSU’s runs came in the fifth inning. With UNK’s loss to WSU, they played MSC with an attepmt to make it to the championship game to face WSU for a third time in the tournament. UNK scored first in the third inning with a home run by D. Grace MSC followed in the fifth with one run scored by K. Evanson. MSC scored again in the eighth, A. Kaiser and B. Bello, creating three unanswered runs by MSC.
UNK responded in the ninth with Felix Segovia and G. Henry scoring. UNK’s B. Chritz was hit by a pitch to start the 10 inning and eventually scored the winning run, sending UNK to the championship game to face WSU. The championship game was held May 24 at Dick Putz field. UNK facing WSU for a third time in the tournament. WSU’s Joe Kley scored off a double down the first base line by Kyle Sill in the second inning. Seth McMullen was walked by T. Stachura and scored off an error by UNK’s first baseman, Andrew Haake in the fifth. J. Mitchel scored the only run for UNK in the sixth inning. Kley singled to start off the eighth inning. Kley scored on a single by Cody Strang, giving WSU a 3-1 lead. This was the final score sending WSU to Cary, N.C. to play in the NCAA Division II World Series. WSU won their first game Saturday versus the NCAA South-Central Regional Champions of the University of Central Missouri 4-3. Advancing to the next round they play Monday at 4 p.m.
Daktronics All-Central Region Teams named Christian Bursch
Sports & Fitness editor
Five SCSU baseball players were named to the Daktronics All-Central Teams. The 2011 Daktronics All-Central Region Teams were announced with members of the teams voted by sports information directors throughout the
region. The Central Region consists of 21 baseball teams, including SCSU, from the Northern Sun and Rocky Mountain Conferences. SCSU’s Jordan Smith was Daktronics Central Region Player of the Year. Smith is a sophomore and is the Huskies third baseman. He was selected to the First Team last year as
an outfielder. This year his accomplishments as a third baseman and at the plate have given him national rankings. He committed only nine errors in 51 games and is ranked 19 in doubles, 22 in RBIs, 29 in total bases and 32 in hits. Smith is joined in the First Team with teammates Scott Lieser, sophomore starting pitcher and Ryne
Schwenke, senior relief pitcher. Lieser was nominated with an ERA of 3.2 in 59 innings pitched allowing 24 runs and 1o walks while Schwenke was nominated with an ERA of .89 in 30 innings pitched, allowed only three runs and walked nine batters. Travis Cariveau, SCSU’s shortstop, was named to the Second
Team with 42 runs, 62 hits and four home runs. The only other Husky player to make the Second Team was Logan Birr. Birr, a junior and starting pitcher, was named with an ERA of 2.04 in 57 innings allowing 21 runs and 19 walks. These statistics do not include the NCAA Division II Central Regional tournament.