Northwestern @ Midland 4 p.m. Friday, April 11, Fremont, NE

Past games

May042013
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
May032013
@ Midland
GPAC Tournament
Apr242013
@ Northwestern
Apr242013
@ Northwestern
Apr202012
@ Midland
Apr202012
@ Midland
Apr082011
@ Midland
Apr082011
@ Midland
Apr162010
@ Midland
Apr162010
@ Midland
Apr092009
@ Northwestern
Apr092009
@ Northwestern
Apr162008
@ Midland
Apr162008
@ Midland
Apr162007
@ Northwestern
Apr162007
@ Northwestern
Apr152006
@ Midland
Apr152006
@ Midland

About MU

Located in Fremont, NE, Midland University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

Northwestern resumes GPAC play after picking up a non-conference win over #19 Bellevue University on Tuesday. The Red Raiders are 25-7, ranked #24, and have won seven straight games heading into this weekends action. Midland is coming in with a 28-12 record and is currently receiving votes in the national poll while Concordia is 13-19 in 2014.

Scouting Midland:

The Warriors (28-12, 7-1 GPAC) have won seven of their last ten and are currently in second place in the GPAC standings behind Doane (8-0) and ahead of Northwestern (6-2). Offensively, Midland is led by Jordyn Van Atta, who is hitting 0.430 this season with 15 doubles and a home-run. Vinnie Orsi has picked up 40 RBI to lead the team and also has a team best 12 stolen bases. Cole Gray has scored 37 runs and leads the team while Dylan Steyer leads Midland with five home-runs. The Warriors are hitting 0.322 as a team and have scored 311 runs in 40 games (7.75 runs per game).

On the mound, the Warriors have a team ERA of 2.74 and are led by Dillon Cotner (7-2, 1.41 ERA). Cotner leads the GPAC in wins with seven. Josh Johnson (4-3, 2.86 ERA) and Tyler Brungardt (6-3, 2.96 ERA) have both pitched 40+ innings in addition to Cotner. Cody Pollack serves as the Midland closer, he has made five saves and has a 2.61 ERA in 20.2 innings.

Scouting Northwestern:

Northwestern (25-7, 6-2 GPAC) has won seven of their last ten and are currently on a seven game winning streak. The Red Raiders are currently ranked #24 in the NAIA. Skyler Wheeler leads NWC with a 0.373 batting average, 12 doubles, and 32 RBI. Cody Groskreutz (0.349) and Micah Linn (0.259) have both scored 31 times to lead the Raider attack. Groskreutz has a team best five triples this season. Mitch Peschon (0.316) has hit seven home-runs and has stolen 12 bases, both team highs. The Raiders are hitting 0.307 as a team and have scored 209 runs in 32 games (6.53 runs per game).

Tyler Stuerman leads the Raiders staff with a 2.87 ERA. Stuerman (2-1, 2.87 ERA) has made five starts and has also picked up two saves. Matt Piocos (6-2, 2.93 ERA) leads the team with eight starts and six wins. Ryan Brasser (3-1, 3.21 ERA) and Isaac Horigan (4-1, 2.90 ERA) have both made six starts for Northwestern while closer Josh Turner (5-0, 3.74 ERA, 3 saves) and Alec Forbes (1-2, 4.60 ERA, 2 saves) serve as the team's top relief pitchers. The Raider pitching staff currently has a 4.30 ERA.

Cody Groskreutz

# 11 | Shortstop
Senior from Apple Valley, MN

Tyler Stuerman

# 34 | Pitcher
Senior from Hinton, IA

Ryan Brasser

# 35 | Pitcher
Senior from Paullina, IA

Mitch Peschon

# 12 | Outfield
Junior from Spirit Lake, IA

Micah Linn

# 13 | Outfield
Senior from Downey, CA

Isaac Horigan

# 32 | Pitcher
Sophomore from Ventura, CA

Josh Turner

# 20 | Pitcher
Sophomore from Ogden, IA

Matt Piocos

# 21 | Pitcher
Senior from Downey, CA

Skyler Wheeler

# 18 | First Base
Junior from Chehalis, WA

Alec Forbes

# 19 | Third Base
Freshman from Glenwood, IA