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IWC's Edder Morales is MCC Baseball Player of the Year
IWC's Edder Morales is MCC Baseball Player of the Year
The Midwest Collegiate Conference has announced its all-conference honors and Gold Glove team for the 2010 baseball season. Thirty-five athletes were recognized as part of the all-conference teams as voted by the coaches and ten were chosen to the Gold Glove Team.

Iowa Wesleyan senior shortstop Edder Morales (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) was selected as the MCC Player of the Year. Morales was one of the most feared hitters in the conference all season, ranking among the MCC leaders in a number of categories. He hit .393 with 18 home runs and 56 runs batted in, leading the league and ranking among the NAIA leaders in homers. Morales also tied for the lead in RBIs and finished fourth in batting average. His 75 hits and 139 total bases also led the league, and his .728 slugging percentage was third in the conference.

"Edder has been a pleasure to coach over the past two seasons," said IWC Head Coach Brett Monaghan."He became a great leader for our ballclub this year and was widely respected as one of the better players in our conference as well as in all of NAIA baseball.This is a great honor for Edder as well as for Iowa Wesleyan baseball.He will certainly be difficult to replace."

William Penn junior Eric Krause (San Diego, Calif.) was named the MCC Pitcher of the Year. Krause posted an 8-1 record this year with a 2.76 earned run average, 87 strikeouts and just nine walks in 75 innings pitched. He led conference pitchers in wins and strikeouts and also posted the best ERA and opposing batting average of any starting pitcher in the league.

"Eric performed at a very high level all year," said William Penn Head Coach Mike Laird. "We are very proud of his performance."

Grand View's Lou Yacinich and Iowa Wesleyan's Brett Monaghan were named co-winners of the MCC Coach of the Year award. Yacinich and Monaghan presided over teams that tied for the MCC regular season title with matching 17-7 conference marks. IWC won its first-ever conference regular season title in over 100 years of playing baseball, while Grand View won the MCC Tournament and an automatic berth in the NAIA Baseball National Championships.

Midwest Collegiate Baseball All-Conference
MCC Player of the Year: Edder Morales - Iowa Wesleyan
MCC Pitcher of the Year: Eric Krause - William Penn
MCC Coach of the Year: Brett Monaghan - Iowa Wesleyan
                                             Lou Yacinich - Grand View

2010 Midwest Collegiate Baseball First Team All-Conference
Kyle Humphrey (Boise, Idaho) - William Penn (1B)
Josh Sturges (Murray, Utah) - Iowa Wesleyan (2B)
Edder Morales (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) - Iowa Wesleyan (SS)

Jerry Hernandez (Moreno Valley, Calif.) - William Penn (3B)
Brett Moravec (Boulder City, Nev.) - Viterbo (3B)

Jeff Brooks (Forest Lake, Minn.) - Grand View
Jared Zueck (Williamsville, Ill.) - Iowa Wesleyan
Matthew Mercier (Inglewood, Calif.) - Mount Mercy
Brandon Buelow (Milwaukee, Wis.) - Viterbo

Rey Lopez (El Segundo, Calif.) - Mount Mercy
Eddie Sobczak (University Place, Wash.) - William Penn

Starting Pitchers:
Jake Moser (Spring Creek, Nev.) - Clarke
Jansel Encarnacion (Azua, Dominican Republic) - Iowa Wesleyan
Chris Freedman (Walnut, Calif.) - William Penn
Eric Krause (San Diego, Calif.) - William Penn

Relief Pitcher:
Edgar Hernandez (Jalisco, Mexico) - Iowa Wesleyan

Designated Hitter:
Eli Tupuola (San Diego, Calif.) - Viterbo

2010 Midwest Collegiate Honorable Mention All-Conference Baseball Team
Austin Poindexter (Bettendorf, Iowa) - Ashford
Mike Ray (Sycamore, Ill.) - Ashford
Michael Jimenez (Cidra, Puerto Rico) - Clarke
Jared Munson (Reno, Nev.) - Clarke
Cory Burnes (Tama, Iowa) - Grand View
Chris Cutler (Des Moines, Iowa) - Grand View
Jason Davila (Plantation, Fla.) - Grand View
Marc Mericle (West Des Moines, Iowa) - Grand View
Pedro Hernandez (Quebradillas, Puerto Rico) - Iowa Wesleyan
Lino Sampson (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) - Iowa Wesleyan
Jeremy Glunt (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) - Mount Mercy
Ryan Lopez (El Segundo, Calif.) - Mount Mercy
Will Scholer (Norwalk, Iowa) - Mount Mercy
Mike O'Neill (Lemont, Ill.) - St. Ambrose
Shawn Loch (Suamico, Wis.) - Viterbo
Brett Rettenmeier (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - Viterbo
Matt Klaus (New Carlisle, Ohio) - Waldorf
Jeremy Trach (Coquitlam, British Columbia) - Waldorf

2010 Midwest Collegiate Conference Gold Glove Baseball Team
Kyle Humphrey (Boise, Idaho) - William Penn (1B)
Ryan Lopez (El Segundo, Calif.) - Mount Mercy (2B)
Shawn Palmer (Rochester, Minn.) - Waldorf (SS)
Chris Cutler (Des Moines, Iowa) - Grand View (3B)
Jared Munson (Reno, Nev.) - Clarke (OF)
Adam DuBuque (St. Louis, Mo.) - Iowa Wesleyan (OF)
Brandon Buelow (Milwaukee, Wis.) - Viterbo (OF)
Drew Farrell (Middleton, Wis.) - Viterbo (P)
Eric Krause (San Diego, Calif.) - William Penn (P)
Eddie Sobczak (University Place, Wash.) - William Penn (C)