May 7, 2010
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Junior 2B Luke Crader’s second career selection to the all-MIAA honorable mention team highlighted three Truman baseball players named all-conference for the 2010 season. Two sophomores – RHP Ryan Trimble and SS Steven Rose – picked up their first all-MIAA accolades by also being named to the honorable mention squad.
Crader hit .299 and led the Bulldogs with a .421 on-base percentage after starting in 50 of Truman’s 53 games this season. He started the season as the team’s primary designated hitter but shifted back to his natural position of second base midway through the season, where he posted a .956 fielding percentage.
Trimble finished the 2010 campaign as one of the program’s most accomplished single-season pitchers in recent history, becoming not only the first Bulldog to win five games in a season since 2001, but he also posted the lowest single-season ERA (min. 33 innings) since 1993. His 3.25 ERA helped the Truman pitching staff lower its team ERA by more than two full runs from 2009.
Rose was the only ’Dog to start all 53 games, hitting .295 with nine doubles and two triples while playing shortstop. Hitting primarily out of the No. 5 spot all season, Rose drove in 25 runs and set a program single-season record with 161 assists defensively.