Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Orange City, IA

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May032012
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About DWU

Located in Mitchell, SD, Dakota Wesleyan University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

Northwestern (19-14, 9-1) and Dakota Wesleyan (19-16, 6-4) enter Tuesday's GPAC doubleheader as two of the top GPAC teams this season. Northwestern is coming off of a sweep of Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday while Dakota Wesleyan is coming off of being swept by Midland on Monday afternoon.

Scouting Dakota Wesleyan

The Tigers lead the GPAC with a 0.323 team batting average this season. DWU has six players over 0.300 on the season, led by Michael Lukkason (0.423). Tim Cusick (0.386), Cole Wenande (0.364), Tony Kaplan (0.354), Erik Nockleby (0.333), and Kirk Mcbreen (0.313) are also above 0.300 this year. Cusick has a team high 50 RBI and is tied with Mcbreen with 30 runs scored. Lukkason has 11 doubles, Cusick has eight triples and eight home-runs to pace the offense.

On the mound, DWU has a team ERA of 5.86. Kyle Larson leads the team with seven starts and is currently 2-0 in 28 innings and a 5.79 ERA. Nick Pecha has 12 appearances and is 2-1 with two saves in 32 innings. He currently has a 4.78 ERA. Probable starters for DWU are Kevin Hatcher (2-1, 3.51 ERA) and Larson (2-0, 5.79 ERA).

Scouting Northwestern

NWC currently has a team batting average of 0.286. NWC has five players over 0.300 for the season, Corey Van Gorp (0.411), Davis Bloemendaal (0.354), Micah Linn (0.321), Taylor Morris (0.304), and Cody Groskreutz (0.303). Van Gorp has a team best 12 doubles and 15 stolen bases. Groskreutz has scored 32 runs to pace the offense and Bloemendaal has a Raider best 30 RBI.

On the mound, NWC has a team ERA of 3.81. Tyler Stuerman has a team best ERA of 1.02 in 44 innings. Taylor Morris (3-1, 2.61 ERA), Ryan Brasser (4-2, 3.03 ERA), Josh Turner (0-3, 4-45 ERA), Matt Piocos (3-2, 5.24 ERA), and Isaac Horigan (2-3, 5.96 ERA) have all seen significant time on the mound for Northwestern this spring. Currently the Raiders are holding opposing teams to a 0.226 batting average, seventh best in the NAIA.

Northwestern will return to the diamond this weekend in another GPAC weekend vs. Midland on Friday and  Concordia on Saturday. Friday's doubleheader will be in Orange City and Saturday's doubleheader in Seward, Nebraska.

Isaac Horigan

# 32 | Pitcher
Junior from Ventura, Calif.

Josh Turner

# 20 | Pitcher
Junior from Ogden, Iowa