The Gustavus Adolphus College baseball team had two players selected to the 2005 All-Conference Team. First baseman Ben Sherer, a junior from Bismarck, N.D., and pitcher Anders Schmidt, a junior from Lakeville, Minn. were both selected to the team.
Sherer led the team in hits (45), runs (30), rbi (33), total bases (66), and doubles (9), and was second on the team in home runs with four. He had a .357 batting average, posted a slugging percentage of .524, and posted an on-base percentage of .432. He also led the team with 231 putouts, while compiling 15 assists and four errors for a .984 fielding percentage. This is the second consecutive year that Sherer has been selected to the All-Conference team.
Schmidt led the Gustie pitching staff with an overall record of 7-2. He recorded a 2.65 earned run average in 60.2 innings of work. The Lakeville native tossed four complete games for Gustavus and converted the only save for Mike Carroll’s squad this season. Schmidt walked only 13 batters this season while striking out 56. He led the MIAC in innings pitched (45), strikeouts (38), and shutouts (2).
Sherer and Schmidt helped Gustavus finish the season at 21-18 overall and 11-9 in the MIAC. Coach Mike Carroll’s squad hit stride late in the season winning 10 of its final 12 games. The Gusties missed the MIAC playoffs by one game.