Stoloski is tied for the team lead in RBIs with 24 and is third on the team with a .330 batting average. He is the team’s leading power hitter, pacing the squad with eight home runs, four in NSIC play, and a .616 slugging percentage. He has recorded the most extra base hits on the team with 15 and is one of three BSU players to hit a triple this season. Stoloski also has a .453 on-base percentage which is second on the team and drew a team leading 18 walks. He also leads the team in total bases (69) and is second on the team with 37 hits.
He batted .357 in conference play (25-for-70) with four home runs and 15 RBI with a on base-percentage of .600. He tied for third in the league throwing out six base runners from the catcher position.
Stoloski has appeared in 38 of BSU’s 41 games this season, and 36 of 37 starts came at the catcher position. He has garnered nine multi-hit games and had a team-leading four games with three or more hits. He had seven games with two or more RBI and had a four RBI day in BSU’s Game 2 win at Northern State on Apr. 19. The Half Moon Bay, Calif. native is one of two BSU players to hit a grand slam this season.
He is also one of BSU’s most-consitent hitters. Stoloski has hit safely in 24 of BSU’s 41 games and had a season long four game hitting streak. He has struck out just 18 times in 112 at-bats.
The award is the second consecutive season that Stoloski has been named to the All-NSIC Second Team.
Wayne State senior Nick Schumacher was named the 2008 NSIC Pitcher of the Year; Northern State senior Adam Kampson and Wayne State senior Marc Manganaro were named the NSIC Co-Players of the Year; Concordia-St. Paul senior Joe Abellera was Newcomer of the Year and Wayne State’s Nick Bidroski and Minnesota, Crookston’s Jake Poehler were NSIC Co-Freshman of the Year. Upper Iowa’s Mark Danker was named NSIC Coach of the Year.
Stoloski helped the Beavers garner their first win in the NSIC tournament since 1997 as BSU upset No. 2 seed Upper Iowa University, 5-2 in the first round of the tournament on Wednesday morning. Stoloski led the sixth inning off with a solo home run, his eighth of the season, to give BSU a 3-1 lead.
Bemidji State (16-24-1; 13-13 NSIC) will continue play in the NSIC tournament tomorrow afternoon, Friday, May 9, when the Beavers will play the winner of No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul and No. 4 Southwest Minnesota State at 4 p.m. in Wayne, Neb.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).