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2004 and 2005 Baseball Team
The 2004 and 2005 Wayne State College baseball teams won more games (89) in a two-year span than any teams in school history. The 2004 team was 44-18, winning the NSIC regular season (19-8 record) and tournament championships while advancing to the NCAA Central Regional championship game. The 2004 team hosted the NSIC Tournament for the first time and ended the year ranked 24th in the country. Nathan Miller was named NSIC Pitcher of the Year and was an All-Central Region selection. Senior first baseman Tim Richt hit .478 with 13 home runs and was named NSIC Co-Player of the Year, First Team All-Central Region and Rawlings/ABCA First Team All-American. The 2005 team finished 45-14 and won the NSIC regular season (19-3 record) and tournament titles for a second straight season. WSC also advanced to the NCAA Central Regional Tournament and finished third with a 1-2 record. Sophomore pitcher Nick Schumacher (Nebraska City) was named the NSIC Pitcher of the Year after going 8-2 with 80 strikeouts and a 2.88 ERA. Senior outfielder Brian Van Driel led the Wildcat offense with a .429 batting average and was voted NSIC Newcomer of the Year along with NCBWA All-American Second Team honors. Wayne State hosted the NSIC Tournament for a second straight season and defeated Southwest Minnesota State in the title game. Sophomore outfielder Dustin Jones was voted the Most Valuable Player of the NSIC Tournament. The teams were inducted into the WSC Athletic Hall of Fame on October 8, 2016.