Layne Somsen Summit League Pitcher Of The Year
by Jeff Rusack, Reporter
May 22, 2013 10:55 PM
ELMHURST, Ill. - Summit League regular season champion Omaha, along with North Dakota State, led the way as both schools placed six selections on the baseball all-league teams. The awards were announced at the banquet Wednesday night and were voted on by the league's head coaches.
Omaha's Ryan Keele was named the league's Player and Newcomer of the Year, while his head coach Bob Herold earned Coach of the Year honors. South Dakota State's Layne Somsen received the Pitcher of the Year award.
Somsen records his first career Pitcher of the Year award after leading his Jackrabbit squad and ranking third in the league with a 1.91 ERA this season. The senior had a 4-4 overall mark this season with 73 strikeouts in 75.1 innings pitched while holding the opposition to a .202 batting average, which ranks second in the league. He has surrendered just 16 earned runs while tossing one complete game entering tournament play. Somsen earned the league's Pitcher of the Week award on March 18.