Stadmeyer, Korsmo Get NWC Baseball Kudos

News Release Date:
Monday, May 11, 2009

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Whitman College baseball players Pete Stadmeyer and Erik Korsmo have earned Honorable Mention recognition on the All-Northwest Conference teams.

            Erik Korsmo
        Pete Stadmeyer

Stadmeyer, a senior left-hander from Silverton, Ore., anchored the Missionary pitching staff for the past three seasons.

Korsmo, a sophomore from Clyde Hill, Wash., earned his spot as a utility player.

Stadmeyer tossed his best of the game season in late March, twirling a two-hit shutout in a 10-0 victory over Pacific. He struck out 10 in seven innings, throwing 68 of his 91 pitches for strikes. 

Taking the mound for a final time in early May, Stadmeyer posted a heroic effort in an extra-inning affair against Puget Sound. In a game slated for seven innings, Stadmeyer dominated the Loggers for eight frames, giving up just three hits and one unearned run while fanning eight. He finally gave way to a reliever in the ninth inning because of a broken, bleeding blister on the index finger of his pitching hand.

For the season, Stadmeyer finished fourth in strike-outs among all pitchers in the NWC.

Korsmo led Whitman in hitting this season while serving as a jack-of-all trades in the field. In addition to making seven pitching appearances, he caught a number of games, played in the outfield and served as the designated hitter.  

Korsmo, who hits from the right side, led Whitman in batting average (.360), total hits (41), extra base hits (13), slugging percentage (.544%) and on-base percentage (.452%). He tied for the team lead in triples and home runs, and he was second in runs scored. 

Korsmo's .360 batting average is the highest for a Whitman regular since the spring of 2005, when current assistant coach Sean Kinney hit .381 to cap his senior season.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.; (509) 527-5902