Central puts five on all-league baseball squad

Central College baseballFive Central baseball players, including three underclassmen, received all-Iowa Conference recognition.

Junior Robbie Rushing was named to the first team as a designated hitter. Senior center fielder Sam Stetzel, senior pitcher Ryan Goetzinger, junior third baseman Adam Ariola and junior pitcher Judson McKown were second-team picks. It was the third straight year that Stetzel was honored. McKown was also tabbed as a third-team D3baseball.com all-Central Region selection.

After capturing the 2012 league championship, Central was 22-19 overall, giving the squad more than 100 victories over the past four years, the most in the program’s history. It’s the eighth 20-win season in the past 10 years and the fourth in a row.

Ariola hit a team-high .333 with 33 runs batted in. Goetzinger posted a 3-2 record with a 3.26 earned run average. McKown threw a team-high 60.1 innings with a 3.73 ERA.

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