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Anderson earns top NSAA award

Jamestown High School graduate Brady Anderson has been named the North Star Athletic Association’s player of the year.

Anderson, a sophomore at Valley City State, finished the season with a .443 batting average, collecting 66 hits in 149 at bats with three home runs and 38 RBI. He also walked 15 times and finished with an OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) of 1.120.

Anderson was also named to the all-conference team for the 19-29 Vikings.

National-tournament bound and 25th-ranked University of Jamestown earned several awards.

Tom Hager was named coach of the year after leading the Jimmies to a 35-8 record and NSAA regular season and tournament titles.

Tanner Dahl was named pitcher of the year. The sophomore from West Fargo posted a record of 9-1 and an earned run average of 3.61. He worked 67 1/3 innings, allowing 59 hits with 69 strikeouts.

Landon Uetz, also a West Fargo native, was named freshman of the year. Uetz leads the Jimmies in hitting (.395), RBI (41) and is second with four home runs.

The Jimmies will find out their postseason destination on Sunday when pairings for the 45-team national tournament are released.

First baseman Mitch Stevens, second baseman Nolan Skowronek, shortstop Rudy Strnad, center fielder Spencer Flaten and Dahl were named to the all-conference team.

Uetz and pitcher Ryan Sheeley were named honorable mention.

Stevens, third baseman and Strnad were named to the gold glove team.

NSAA All-Conference team

C: Zach Mihic, Jr., Mayville State; C: Dan Buehner, Sr., Valley City State; 1B: Mitch Stevens, Sr., UJ; 2B: Nolan Skowronek, Sr., UJ; SS: Rudy Strnad, Jr., UJ; 3B: Rudy Baldonado, Fr., Presentation College; OF: John Pistulka, Jr., Mayville State; Spencer Kidder, Sr., Mayville; Spencer Flaten, Sr., UJ; Aaron Miller, Soph., Mayville; Utility: Brady Anderson, VCSU; DH: Cole Honl, Sr., VCSU.

Honorable mention

Danny Flahie, Sr., Dakota State; Joe Davis, Jr., Dakota State; Alex Brockphaler, Sr., Mayville; Christian Berry, Jr., Mayville; Landon Uetz, Fr., UJ; Ryan Sheeley, Soph., UJ; Tony Hoffman, Soph., PC; Chad Ellingson, Sr., PC; Corey Pudas, Soph., VCSU; Bryce Venaas, Sr., VCSU.

Gold Glove team

C: Mihic, Jr., Mayville; 1B: Stevens, Sr., UJ; 2B: Spencer Mallonee, Jr. Mayville; SS: Strnad, Jr., UJ; 3B: Erik Peterson, Jr., UJ; LF: Kayl Hamre, Sr., VCSU; CF: Kidder, Sr., Mayville; RF: Pistulka, Sr., Mayville. P: Pudas, Soph., VCSU.

Individual awards

Player of the year: Brady Anderson, VCSU.

Most valuable senior: Spencer Kidder, Mayville.

Pitcher of the year: Tanner Dahl, Jamestown.

Freshman of the year: Landon Uetz, Jamestown.

Coach of the year: Tom Hager, Jamestown.