CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Five Coe College baseball players earned All-Iowa Conference honors this week, with two of them being named to the first team.
Senior Craig Konrardy (Waterloo, Iowa/Columbus) and freshman Kevin DeLaney (Coralville, Iowa/West) were first team selections. It was the third-straight year Konrardy has earned all-league honors, being a first team selection last season and second team as a sophomore. Senior Michael Redmond (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) and juniors Ben Jacobson (Ottosen, Iowa/Humboldt) and Andrew Brierton (Cary, Ill./Cary Grove) were named to the second team. It was the first time earning the honor for the three.
Konrardy was third in the Iowa Conference with eight stolen bases. He was the only player to hit two triples in a league game, as he accomplished that feat against Simpson on May 3. Konrardy hit .343 in league play with 35 hits and 22 runs scored. He ranked 10th in the league in runs scored and 12th in hits.
DeLaney was one of three players in the Iowa Conference to hit over .400 in league play at .411. He led the league with 44 hits, including a league-high five against Simpson on March 28. DeLaney also ranked eighth in the league with a .457 on-base percentage and sixth in the league in stolen bases with seven.
Redmond ranked eighth in the league with a .375 batting average. He ranked fourth in the league with 10 doubles and was one of three players in the IIAC with at least 70 chances in the field without committing an error. Redmond ranked eighth in the league with 36 hits and 27 runs scored. He also ranked 12th in slugging percentage at .531.
Brierton hit .293 in league play with 11 runs and 27 hits. He drove in 20 runs while hitting three home runs, five doubles and a triple. Brierton ranked third in the IIAC with three sacrifice flies.
Jacobson ranked second in the Iowa Conference with 47 innings pitched. He ranked third with five victories and 12th with 28 strikeouts. Jacobson ranked third with seven games started and 14th with a 4.79 ERA.
The Kohawks return three all-conference performers to next year's team. Coe will also return four position players that started at least 26 games, while also returning six pitchers that threw at least 21 innings apiece, including three that had over 50 innings each.