Thirteen New Records Set in 1979 The varsity baseball team set thirteen new school records and tied one in 1979. Many of these records were set by pitcher Reggie Hastings and catcher Corky Summers. Reggie Hastings pitched a record 97 innings. He broke another record by striking out 132 batters. He had ten wins, also a new record. Reggie became the first Prairie pitcher to pitch a perfect game. Corky Summers had a record 41 hits and twelve doubles. He tied a record with 28 RBI's. Six team records were also broken. The team had 205 hits for an overall batting average of .293. They scored 161 runs and had 219 RBI’s. As a team, they faced 284 batters and struck 219. Three no-hitters were pitched. Corky Summers was chosen as the Most Valuable Player. He was named to the ECIC first team, the All-District team, and the All-State first team and the All-Star team. Reggie Hastings had an impressive win- loss record of 10-3. He was named to the ECIC first team and the All-District team. Pitcher Phil Schulte had a 7- 2 record. One of the wins was a no-hitter. He had the best individual batting average of .483. He was named as the Most Improved Player and first team ECIC as an infielder. Kurt Tjelmeland was given the Coaches’ Award and named to the ECIC first team as an outfielder. Infielder Don Jansa and outfielder Dennis Bruns were named to the ECIC second team. Jim Rotter and Lynn Schrader received honorable mention. A record three no- hitters were pitched in 1979. The team placed second in the ECIC and second in the Top Left: Craig Voelker just makes it home. Top Right: Jim Rotter stretches to reach the ball and get the Metro Tournament, runner out. Above: VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM, Front Row: Jim Rotter, Craig Voelker, Kurt Tjelmeland, Phil Schulte, Don Jansa, Dan Schrader, Kevin Cooling. 2nd Row: Joe Nekvinda, Mike Meyers, Loren Lippman, Bruce Schrader, Jim Shebetka, Jeff Kulhavy. Back Row: Coach Mick Mattiace, Les Untiedt, Dennis Bruns, Scott Lynch, Curt Woods,Jim Wilcoxson. Sixteen people returned to play on the 1980 baseball team along Wit'four new players. Coach Mick Mattice expected a very exciting season. 79 Baseball

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