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Winona State's Barrone named baseball player of the year

Winona State University senior Ben Barrone, a Dover-Eyota High School graduate, has been named the Rawlings/ABCA NCAA Division II baseball player of the year.

Barrone, a catcher/relief pitcher, batted .449, sixth best nationally. His 27 home runs led the nation. Barrone also had 64 RBIs, 50 runs scored and 16 doubles. As a catcher, he threw out 16 of 50 base runners trying to steal, and picked off four runners. He finished a two-year career at WSU as the school’s all-time leading home run hitter, with 43.

Winona State finished 29-15 this season, reaching the NCAA Central Regional Tournament.

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