DENVER – Augustan righthander Derek Hansen was named the NCAA Division II Central Region Pitcher of the Year yesterday. Hansen was the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year. He is also a first team all-region selection as a utility player. Hansen went 7-4 with a 1.60 earned run average this season, striking out 103 batters in just 67.2 innings. Opponents were limited to a .181 batting average and he allowed just one home run all season. As a first baseman/designated hitter, he batted .363 with 37 RBIs, 31 runs scored, 10 doubles and seven home runs with 11 stolen bases.
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