Giebel named to All-WIAC baseball teamFormer Wildcat Brian Giebel has been named to the All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team and the All-WIAC Sportsmanship Team for his play with the UW-Stout baseball team this season.
Former Wildcat Brian Giebel has been named to the All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team and the All-WIAC Sportsmanship Team for his play with the UW-Stout baseball team this season.
Giebel, a 2005 graduate of River Falls High School, received honorable mention to the 2009 All-WIAC team. He was a four-year starter in the outfield for the Blue Devils and set a new Stout career record with 140 runs scored in 140 games.
This year Giebel roamed centerfield, finishing with a fielding percentage of .981. At the plate, he was the Blue Devils’ lead-off batter throughout the season, hitting at a .359 clip. Giebel was 56-of-156 with a team-high 43 runs scored and led the team in home runs with five and slugging percentage of .558. He pounded out 10 doubles and three triples, driving in 31 runs.
Giebel consistently found a way to get on base, leading Stout with an on-base percentage of .442. He led the team in walks drawn with 16 and was hit by a pitch eight times. The team’s leading base stealer, Giebel pilfered 11 bases. He finished with one sacrifice fly and two sacrifice hits.
Giebel was fourth in the WIAC this season in hits, fifth in runs scored, third in triples, fourth in home runs and third in stolen bases. He finished his career at Stout with a .334 batting average, 33 doubles, 6 triples, 19 home runs and 83 RBI.
Giebel is also a five-year veteran of the St. Croix Valley Baseball League, playing two seasons with the Spring Valley Hawks before moving with the team when it became the River Falls Fighting Fish in 2008. Last year he batted .358 in 31 games for the Fish, helping the team to a SCVBL championship and a berth in the Wisconsin Baseball Association finals.
Giebel was a three-sport star at River Falls High School, earning second team All-Big Rivers Conference honors in basketball and baseball and honorable mention all-conference in football. During his senior year of 2004-05, he was captain of the football and baseball teams and a member of the Wildcat basketball team that won conference, regional and sectional championships and qualified for the WIAA State Tournament.
Giebel graduated from Stout on Saturday, May 14, with a degree in business and is completing an internship in River Falls this summer. His parents are Terry Giebel and Linda Quam.