116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Mustang senior right-hander Derrick Weber, a two-time Midwest Collegiate Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week this spring, was named honorable mention all-conference, the league announced this week.
Weber led Mount Mercy in wins for the third year in a row, finishing 7-4 with a 4.04 earned run average. The Waterloo native logged 78 innings, striking out 45 and walking 35 while allowing 73 hits. He threw seven complete games and had one save.
Weber, a first-team all-MCC and NAIA honorable mention all-American as a sophomore, finished his career in the top 10 in six categories for the Mustangs. He ranks second in school history in appearances (57) and fourth in starts (43), wins (23), innings pitched (252) and strikeouts (164). Weber, 23-10 with Mount Mercy, is also sixth on the all-time chart with 14 complete games.
2011 MCC Baseball Honors:
MCC Player of the Year: Brady Wathen (Grand View)
MCC Pitcher of the Year: Jorge Martinez (Iowa Wesleyan)
MCC Coach of the Year: Brett Monaghan (Iowa Wesleyan)
All-MCC First Team (by school):
Infielders: Chris Cutler (Grand View); Drew Koeppel, Josh Sturges (Iowa Wesleyan); Jerry Hernandez (William Penn). Outfielders: Jordan Nuss (Ashford); Brady Wathen (Grand View); Michael Mendoza (Iowa Wesleyan); Brandon Buelow (Viterbo). Catchers: Nico Piscopo (Clarke); Marco Prieto (Iowa Wesleyan). Starting Pitchers: Bill Becker (Ashford); Michael Bennion (Grand View); Jorge Martinez (Iowa Wesleyan); Matt Klaus (Waldorf). Relief Pitcher: Sean O'Connor (Clarke). Designated Hitter: Blake Shepherd (Viterbo).
All-MCC Honorable Mention:
Nate Grier, Mike Ray (Ashford); Jesse Cummings, Jake Moser, Jared Minson, Cameron Sherrer (Clarke); Nick Billinger, Dane Carlson, Austin Denny, Jared Meggison (Grand View); Roderick Barcelo, Jansel Encarnacion (Iowa Wesleyan); Derrick Weber (Mount Mercy); Alex Behling, Tyler Gilles, Zach Rohlf (St. Ambrose); Brady Banse (Viterbo); Tevin Padgett (Waldorf); Darren Gay, Kyle Humphrey (William Penn).
MCC Gold Glove Team:
First Base: Kyle Humphrey (William Penn); Second Base: Chris Cutler (Grand View); Shortstop: Ehulio Ahumada (William Penn); Third Base: Alex Behling (St. Ambrose); Outfielders: Jared Munson (Clarke), Jordan Nuss (Ashford), Brady Wathen (Grand View); Pitcher: Bill Becker (Ashford); Catcher: Justin Daniels (Viterbo).