The Lancers are coming off a 2011-12 GPAC Conference Tourney Championship season where the squad ran through the conference tournament with a 5-0 record defeating Northwestern by a score of 1-0 in the championship game. This is the second championship in three years for the Lancers. The Lancers have also added to the strong tradition of Mount Marty Baseball by playing for four championships in the last six years. They have also been strong on the classroom being awarded the NAIA Scholar Team Award the last nine years.
The goal for the 2012-13 Lancers is to continue to play championship level baseball and to excel in the classroom. The program returns a wealth of talent and a recruiting class of twelve new players. The Lancers return five position players that started last season and two pitchers that were in the conference rotation 2011-12. First Team All-GPAC selection, Derrik Nelson (Jr.), batted .405 last season and has the ability to play in the infield and pitch. First baseman, Jared Miller (Jr.), is a two-year starter and batted .371 last season and received 2nd Team All-GPAC honors for his efforts. Mathias Godsil (Sr.) and Zach Hollenback(So.) will return and patrol the outfield for the Lancers. Godsil, also a two-year starter, finished the 2011-12 season with a .302 batting average and was named Honorable Mention All-GPAC.
On the mound the Lancers return Cassidy Key-Darlington (Sr.) and Dominic Wieseler (Jr.). Key-Darlington led the team last season with seven victories and was named Honorable Mention All-GPAC. Wieseler is a two-year starter that enters the season with nine career wins. Also returning to the pitching staff is reliever Josh Homme. Homme has tallied 40 career appearances out of the bullpen.
The Lancers recruiting class has the ability to provide an instant spark to the program. Junior college recruits, Mike O' Connell (Miles Community College), Bryton Carlson (Itasca Community College), and AJ Griffith, have the ability to make an immediate impact in addition to an outstanding group of incoming freshman.
The MMC program looks to be strong on the field and in the classroom this season with the ability to have a special season is in front of them. If the roster can stay healthy and committed to the standards that the tradition of the program has set, then the potential to be playing for a conference championship is quite attainable.