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Baseball trio land on all-conference teams

Truman Schmitt
Truman Schmitt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A trio of Simpson baseball players were recognized on the American Rivers All-Conference teams for their performances on the diamond this spring. Truman Schmitt, Brady Held and Devin Creger received the honors.

Schmitt was placed on the second-team for his stellar work at the plate during his junior season. Held and Creger were both listed on the honorable mention team after their freshman campaigns.

As a team, Simpson finished 13-23 overall and 5-19 in the conference. The Storm started out league play with a series win over the conference tournament champions, Buena Vista.

2019 American Rivers All-Conference Team

Truman Schmitt | Second Team, Designated Hitter

  • Junior from HInton, Iowa
  • Batted .326 in league play and had a conference-leading .390 average overall
  • Tied for first in the conference with five home runs and 14 doubles
  • Finished the season with an 11-game hit streak
  • Had hit streaks of eight and seven contests during the year
  • Named A-R-C Male Athlete and Position Player of the Week on March 18
  • Selected to the Team of the Week once this year

Devin Creger | Honorable Mention, Third Base

  • Freshman from Altoona, Iowa
  • Finished the year with 35 hits and a .297 batting clip
  • Tallied nine doubles, four triples and drove in 14 runners

Brady Held | Honorable Mention, Utility

  • Freshman from Indianola, Iowa
  • Tallied the fourth-most strikeouts in league play at 48 and third-most overall with 74
  • Ended with a 5-2 record for the year with three complete games
  • Named A-R-C Pitcher of the Week after tossing a complete-game shutout and one-hitter in his first collegiate start
  • Held the fourth-highest batting average in league play at .383