Tony LePage, Carleton
Week of: 2002-05-06
Carleton College junior pitcher Tony LePage (Duluth, Minn. / Denfeld HS) became the first MIAC pitcher in recent memory to toss two complete-game victories in the same double header when he beat Bethel 4-2 and 9-3. In game one he allowed only two runs on four hits while striking out seven. In the night cap he allowed three runs, one earned, on seven hits with three strikeouts. LePage is 6-5 with 10 complete games and a 5.60 ERA on the season. He has completed all 10 games that he has started.
John Schaffler, Gustavus
Week of: 2002-04-30
Gustavus Adolphus College junior pitcher John Schaffler (LeSueur, Minn./LeSueur-Henderson HS) struck out six and allowed only two hits as Gustavus defeated nationally ranked St. Thomas 2-0 in St. Peter. Schaffler was masterful on the mound as he faced only 26 batters and did not allow a Tommy baserunner past second base in the seven-inning game. He is only the second pitcher to shutout the defending national champion Tommies in the past two seasons. Schaffler has compiled a record of 4-0 in MIAC games with an earned run average of 1.73. The Gusties are currently 20-9 overall and 11-5 in the MIAC.
Charlie Ruud and Erik Goodmanson, St. Olaf
Week of: 2002-04-22
St. Olaf College pitchers Charlie Ruud (So., Cannon Falls, Minn.) and Erik Goodmanson (Sr., Albert Lea, Minn.) both pitched one run, complete-games in picking up wins over defending Division III National Champion St. Thomas last week. It was the Tommie first losses in the MIAC this season. In the first game Ruud held the Tommies to one run on four hits. He walked only two batters and struck out four. The one run that was scored against St. Olaf was unearned, as Ruud lowered his season ERA to 1.56, as he picked up third win of the year. He is currently in second place in ERA for MIAC pitchers, with a conference ERA of 0.64. MIAC hitters are currently hitting a mere .141 against the sophomore hurler. In the nightcap Goodmanson continued to shut the Tommies down. He also went the full seven innings and only allowed a single run. For the game, Goodmanson gave up five hits, struck out five and didn't allow a single walk. He won his team-leading fifth game of the year and currently leads the MIAC in that category.
Steve Derrington, Macalester
Week of: 2002-04-15
Macalester College sophomore pitcher Steve Derrington (Amery, WI / Amery H.S.) went 2-0 on the week with a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings of work, picking up MIAC wins over Augsburg and St. Olaf. He struck out nine batters, while allowing just nine hits and one walk. Derrington tossed a three-hit shutout Tuesday in a 7-0 win over Augsburg, fanning four and walking just one. On Sunday, he pitched the final six innings of Macalester's 20-3 win at St. Olaf, allowing two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out five.