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Representing the North Central Region

Grand Valley State Lakers

CONFERENCE: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE: 2004(Runner Up)

CHAMPIONSHIPS: None

2005 RECORD : 34-15

COACH: Steve Lyon (8th year)

TOP PLAYERS:

  • P Grant Payton (9-3, 1.19 ERA, 70K)
  • C Nick Smith (.410, 5 HR, 48 RBIs)
  • OF Nick Sandy (.291, 10 HR, 32 RBIs)
  • P Jeremy Dow (7-1, 2.12 ERA, 80K)

NOTES:

  • The Lakers are back after earning their third straight North Central Regional title beating Wisconsin-Parkside in the finals.
  • Jeff Sinicki pitched a three hitter to earn the win.
  • Senior Scott Allen has broken several career school records including at bats (660), hits (231), RBIs (160) and doubles (45)
  • Grant Payton was named the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year. the junior lefthander has allowed just nine earned runs in 66 innings of work. Six other players were named to the all-conference team.
  • Catcher Nick Smith, infielders Scott Smith and Scott Allen, outfielder Brandon McFarland and starting pitcher Jeremy Dow were also named.
  • In 2004, GVSU became the first team from the GLIAC to reach the D-II championship game.


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