2022 North Dakota State Bison baseball team


The 2022 North Dakota State Bison baseball team represented North Dakota State University during the 2022 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Bison played their home games at Newman Outdoor Field adjacent to NDSU's campus. The team was coached by Tyler Oakes in his 1st season as head coach at NDSU. Oakes had been associated with NDSU Baseball since December of 2013.[2] The Bison claimed their first Summit League Regular Season title during the season, winning every conference series played.
The Bison entered the Summit League Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. They lost to Omaha to start the tournament, then beat South Dakota State to advance to the semifinals, before falling to Omaha yet again to be eliminated from the tournament. NDSU finished the season with a 31-19 record and a 17-5 record in the Summit League, the second of which is their best for the program since entering Division I.

2022 North Dakota State Bison baseball
North Dakota State Bison wordmark.svg
Summit League Regular Season Champion
ConferenceSummit League
Record31-19 (17-5 Summit)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Brandon Hunt
  • Tanner Neale
Home stadiumNewman Outdoor Field
Seasons
← 2021
2023 →
2022 Summit League baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
North Dakota State  ‍‍‍ 17 5   .773 31 19   .620
Oral Roberts  ‍‍y 17 7   .708 38 18   .679
South Dakota State  ‍‍‍ 13 9   .591 22 23   .489
Omaha  ‍‍‍ 12 12   .500 26 31   .456
St. Thomas  ‍‍‍ 10 14   .417 16 29   .356
Northern Colorado  ‍‍‍ 8 16   .333 12 39   .235
Western Illinois  ‍‍‍ 5 19   .208 8 44   .154
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of December 5, 2022[1]
Rankings from D1Baseball

Previous seasonEdit

The Bison finished last season 42-19 and 20-11 in Summit League play.[3] This led them to the Summit League Tournament where they won; beating Omaha[4] and Oral Roberts[5] to advance to their second NCAA Tournament berth since entering Division I. It was their first conference tournament title since 2014. NDSU entered the NCAA Tournament as the four seed in the Stanford Regional.[6] The Bison lost to number 7 overall seed Stanford[7] before winning their first NCAA Division I Tournament game against regional three seed Nevada.[8] NDSU was eliminated from the tournament when they lost to number 17 overall seed UC Irvine.[9]

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2022 North Dakota State Roster
 

Pitchers

  • 16 - Nolan Johnson - Freshman
  • 18 - Jake Drew - Senior
  • 22 - Hayden Style - Sophomore
  • 24 - Evan Sankey - Senior
  • 25 - Riley Johnson - Senior
  • 27 - Ben Smith - Junior
  • 28 - Tyler Kliniske - Junior
  • 30 - Reese Ligtenberg - Freshman
  • 31 - Max Loven - Junior
  • 32 - Andrew Baumgart - Freshman
  • 35 - Leland Wilson - Freshman
  • 37 - Jaxon Edwards - Freshman
  • 38 - Shea Zetterman - Junior
  • 40 - Tristen Roehrich - Junior
  • 44 - Skyler Riedinger - Freshman
 

Catchers

  • 5 - Logan Williams - Senior
  • 7 - Will Busch - Sophomore
  • 15 - Bennett Freiter - Freshman

Infielders

  • 2 - Peter Brookshaw - Junior
  • 3 - Noah Dehne - Sophomore
  • 9 - Garret Hill - Sophomore
  • 12 - Drew Grindahl - Sophomore
  • 13 - Druw Sackett - Junior
  • 17 - Zach Kluvers - Freshman
  • 26 - Carson Hake - Sophomore
 

Outfielders

  • 1 - Terrell Huggins - Junior
  • 6 - Calen Schwabe - Senior
  • 19 - Cadyn Schwabe - Sophomore
  • 20 - Chase Nett - Sophomore

Utility

  • 4 - Charley Hesse (INF/OF) - Senior
  • 8 - Caden Edwards (P/INF) - Freshman
  • 10 - Cade Feeney (P/INF) - Sophomore
  • 11 - Brock Anderson (UTIL/P) - Junior
  • 14 - Wyatt Nelson (P/OF) - Sophomore
  • 33 - Hunter Koep (P/INF) - Senior
  • 34 - Joey Danielson (P/C) - Junior
 
Reference:'[10]

Coaching staffEdit

2022 North Dakota State Coaching Staff
Name Position
Tyler Oakes Head Coach
Brandon Hunt Assistant Coach
Tanner Neale Assistant Coach
Trent Keefer Volunteer Assistant Coach
Reference:[11]

Schedule and resultsEdit

2022 North Dakota State Bison Baseball Game Log
Regular Season (30-17)
Postseason (1-2)
  •   Win
  •   Loss
  •   Postponement
  • Bold: Bison team member
  • Reference:[12]
  • Rankings from D1Baseball.com:
  • (#) Tournament seedings in parenthesis.

Awards and honorsEdit

Summit League Coach of the Year

  • HC Tyler Oakes

First Team All-Summit League

  • OF Calen Schwabe
  • DH Logan Williams

Second Team All-Summit League

  • C Will Busch
  • 1B Brock Anderson
  • 2B Druw Sackett
  • SS Peter Brookshaw
  • OF Jack Simonsen
  • P Evan Sankey

Reference:[13]

Summit League All-Tournament Team

  • P Cade Feeney
  • 2B Druw Sackett

Reference:[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Summit League Conference Standings". D1Baseball.com. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  2. ^ "Tyler Oakes Named NDSU Baseball Head Coach". North Dakota State Bison. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  3. ^ "2021 Baseball Schedule". North Dakota State Bison. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  4. ^ "Bison batterymates lift NDSU into winner's bracket". The Summit League. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  5. ^ "Bison secure SummitBSB title with 11-6 winnter-take-all triumph over top-seeded Oral Roberts". The Summit League. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  6. ^ "Bison bound for Stanford Regional". The Summit League. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  7. ^ "North Dakota State vs. Stanford". ESPN. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  8. ^ "Bison Beat Nevada 6-1 to Advance at NCAA Baseball Regional". North Dakota State Bison. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  9. ^ "Num 17 UC Irvine Defeats NDSU Baseball in NCAA Regional". North Dakota State Bison. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  10. ^ "2022 Baseball Roster". North Dakota State Bison. Retrieved February 19, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "2022 Baseball Coaching Staff". North Dakota State Bison. Retrieved February 19, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "2022 Baseball Schedule". North Dakota State Bison. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  13. ^ "Omaha's Boeve Collects Top SummitBSB Award". The Summit League. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  14. ^ "Second-seed Oral Roberts rolls to its 20th SummitBSB Championship title". The Summit League. Retrieved May 29, 2022.