Pomeroy named 1st team All-MIAA; Nine Gorillas earn All-Conference honors

Dawson Pomeroy is a 1st team All-MIAA selection for Pitt State baseball.
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Nine members of The Pittsburg State University baseball team have earned All-MIAA honors today (May 12) following a vote of the conference head coaches.

Junior utility player Dawson Pomeroy earned first-team All-MIAA honors, while junior starting pitcher David Henderson and freshman outfielder Ryan Koval garnered second-team All-MIAA accolades. Junior second baseman Mason Hartman and sophomore outfielder Aaron Gerdes were named to the third-team All-MIAA squad, while junior shortstop Cruz Aranda, junior starting pitcher Peyton Ingalls, junior first baseman Garrett McGowan and junior relief pitcher Justin Root all received honorable mention All-MIAA recognition.

In addition to his All-MIAA honors, Gerdes also was named to the MIAA Gold Glove squad.

Pomeroy (Topeka) has started 33 games for the Gorillas, batting .273 with 24 runs scored, four doubles, six home runs and 22 RBIs. On the mound, he has made nine relief appearances, posting a 1-0 record with five saves and a 2.25 ERA.

Henderson (Lenexa, Kan.) has made 12 starts on the mound for the Gorillas, posting a 7-3 record with a 3.18 ERA. He has allowed just 55 hits in 68.0 innings and registered 61 strikeouts.

Koval (Olathe, Kan.) has started 38 games. He’s hitting .348 with 34 runs scored, 10 doubles, four triples, four home runs, 32 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. He ranks third in the MIAA in triples this season.

Hartman (Wichita) has started 37 games and batted .257 with 30 runs scored, three doubles, 10 RBIs and a team-leading 19 stolen bases. He ranks second in the MIAA in stolen bases this season.

Gerdes (Omaha, Neb.) is sporting a team-leading .358 batting average with 23 runs scored, eight doubles, three home runs and 24 RBIs in 35 games played. He has a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 72 total chances in the outfield.

Aranda (Salina, Kan.) has started all 39 games for the Gorillas, batting .325 with 36 runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, 33 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He ranks third in the MIAA in stolen bases.

Ingalls (Parker, Colo.) has a 6-1 record with a 5.65 ERA on the year. He’s made 14 appearances, 10 starts, and recorded 50 strikeouts in 51.0 innings of work.
McGowan (Blue Springs, Mo.) has started 38 games for the Gorillas, batting .270 with a team-leading 39 runs scored, 11 home runs and 39 RBIs. He ranks in a tie for eighth place in the MIAA in home runs and he ranks ninth in the league in runs and RBIs.

Root (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) has made a team-leading 18 pitching appearances on the season. He has a 3-1 record with two saves and a 2.88 ERA in 34.3 innings of work.