Mustang baseball players Lance Spongberg and Jacob Lamoreux were both named NBC All-Americans.

Lance Spongberg

Jacob Lamoreux

Morningside’s Lance Spongberg and Jacob Lamoreux were both named National Baseball Congress (NBC) First-Team All-Americans for their performances at the recent NBC World Series held in Wichita, Kan.

Spongberg, a junior pitcher from Sutton, Neb., and Lamoreux, a sophomore outfielder from Le Mars, Iowa, helped lead the Haysville Aviators to a fifth place finish.

The Aviators, based out of Haysville, Kan., had their highest finish ever at the NBC World Series.

The Aviators, managed by Morningside assistant coach Gabe Grinder, finished the season with a 34-21 record.

Spongberg was also named the Walter Johnson League Pitcher of the Year after he finished the campaign with a record of 9-1 with a 1.35 earned run average. Spongberg allowed 67 hits and struck out 82 batters in 87 innings. He set team records for wins, strikeouts, ERA, and innings pitched.

Lamoreux joined the Aviators late in the season and played in the team’s final 15 games. He batted .431 with 10 RBIs and 15 runs scored.