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Three Leathernecks collected All-League postseason honors on Friday.
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Three Leathernecks collected All-League postseason honors on Friday.
College Sports Madness Name Three to All-League Teams
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Wednesday 05/25/2012
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MACOMB, Ill. - College Sports Madness released its All-League teams on Friday morning and Western Illinois baseball laid claim to three spots on the two teams. Austin Cowen was named First Team infielder and Dan Dispensa was named First Team outfielder while Ryan Cowhey collected Second Team outfielder honors.

Cowen and Dispensa were both named Second Team All-Summit League earlier this week while Cowhey picks up his first league honor.

Cowen started all 53 games and hit .317 with nine doubles, two triples and four home runs while driving in a team-high 41 runs batted in. His 41 RBI were seventh most in the league. 

Dispensa appeared in all 53 games in 2012 and led the team, and was fourth in The Summit League with a .344 batting average. Dispensa drove in 28 RBI with 12 doubles, three triples and two home runs and a team-high 90 total bases. 

Cowhey stole 26 bases in 29 attempts after being perfect for much of the season while starting all 53 games. The 26 stolen bases was tied for most in the league and seventh most in Western's program history. Cowhey hit .277 with 12 doubles and two home runs with 24 RBI and drew a team-high 27 walks.

2012 Summit League Madness All-Conference Teams


  Field Player of the Year   Pitcher of the Year  
  Tim Colwell, North Dakota State   John Straka, North Dakota State  
  Freshman of the Year   Coach of the Year  
  Jose Trevino, Oral Roberts   Tod Brown, North Dakota State  
  First Team   Second Team  
  P Alex Gonzalez, Oral Robert   P Kurt Giller, Oral Roberts  
  P John Straka, North Dakota State   P Luke Anderson, North Dakota State
  P Drew Bowen, Oral Roberts   P Stephen Bougher, South Dakota State
  IF Austin Cowen, Western Illinois   IF Cam Schiller, Oral Roberts  
  IF Zach Wentz, North Dakota State   IF Bo Cuthbertson, Southern Utah  
  IF Wes Satzinger, North Dakota State IF Clay Hathaway, IPFW  
  IF Jose Trevino, Oral Roberts   IF Daniel Marra, South Dakota State  
  IF Jared Schlehuber, Oral Roberts   IF Max Casper, North Dakota State  
  OF Tim Colwell, North Dakota State OF Tim Ryan, Oakland  
  OF Dan Dispensa, Western Illinois   OF Beau Hanowski, South Dakota State  
  OF Nick Anderson, North Dakota State OF Ryan Cowhey, Western Illinois  
  UTIL Nick Colwell, North Dakota State UTIL Mike Carson, Oakland



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