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Lubbock Christian's Stramp earns Series' MVP award

May 30, 2009

Story courtesy of Bert Sahlberg, Media Coordinator

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lubbock Christian University (Texas) senior outfield Will Stramp has been chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the 53rd annual Avista-NAIA World Series after leading the Chaps to the championship on Friday night (May 29) at Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho.

 

Stramp heads the 2009 Avista-NAIA Baseball All-Tournament Team, as selected by the NAIA-Baseball Games Committee and attending media. The all-tournament team was announced following Lubbock Christian’s 11-8 win over Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) in the title game.

 

Stramp hit three home runs in the tournament – all in consecutive games, including his 27th of the season in Friday’s win. In the championship game, Stramp went 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

 

For the tournament, Stramp finished 12-of-28 for a .429 batting average. He had nine runs scored and 10 RBI, both of which were tournament highs. He also had a slugging percentage of .821

 

Lubbock Christian and Point Loma Nazarene placed five players apiece on the All-Tournament Team.

 

Other awards were dished out including the Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Team Award (Lubbock Christian University) and Buffalo Funds-NAIA 5-Star Champions of Character Team Award (Point Loma Nazarene). Both accolades recognize the team that has best exhibited the five core character values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership and Sportsmanship.

 

Nathan Quesenberry, a senior second baseman from Campbellsville University (Ky.) was pegged as the Hank Burbridge Champion of Character player. This marked the fifth straight year for recognizing this award in memory of Hall of Fame Coach Hank Burbridge who won over 1,000 games in 40 years at Spring Arbor (Mich.).

 

2009 AVISTA-NAIA Baseball All-Tournament Team

Pos.

Name

School

Year

Hometown

1B

Andrew Starr

Berry (Ga.)

Sr.

Panama City, Fla.

2B

Jake Barrow

Southern Polytechnic St.

Jr.

Kennesaw, Ga.

SS

Armando Dominguez

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

Sr.

Presidio, Texas

3B

Wes Kartch

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

Jr.

Irvine, Calif. 

INF

Chris Warters

Lee (Tenn.)

Sr.

Los Angeles, Calif

C

Tyler Johnson

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

Jr.

Fort Worth, Texas 

C

Tim Winslow

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

Jr.

Tucson, Ariz. 

OF

Sean Halton

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho

Sr.

Fresno, Calif.

OF

Will Stramp

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

Sr.

Keller, Texas

OF

Kurt Steinhauer

Point Loma Nazarene

Sr.

Rolling Hills, Calif. 

OF

Jason Machado

Oklahoma City

Sr.

Frisco, Calif.

DH

Junior Rodriguez

Lee (Tenn.)

Jr.

Coral Gables, Fla.

P

Brandon Dixon

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

Jr.

Tucson, Ariz. 

P

Rene Garcia

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

Jr.

Chino, Calif.

P

Andrew Bovich

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)

Sr.

San Clemente, Calif.

P

Jakob Cunningham

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

Sr.

Lubbock, Texas

 

AVISTA-NAIA Most Valuable Player - Will Stramp, Lubbock Christian (Texas)

Charlie Hustle Award - Kurt Steinhauer, Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)
Gold Glove Award - Todd Muecklisch, Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)
Hank Burbridge Champion of Character Player - Nathan Quesenberry, Campbellsville University (Tenn.)
Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Team - Lubbock Christian University (Texas)
Buffalo Funds-NAIA 5-Star Champions of Character Team Award - Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.)