Lakes Conference Names Elite Teams
Several Emmetsburg softball and baseball players earned post-season recognition with their inclusion on the Lakes Conference All Conference Softball and Baseball Teams for 2012. Balloting for the Elite league teams is conducted at the end of the regular season by the league coaches.
In the Lakes Softball race, Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks earned their third consecutive title, this year in a three-way tie with LeMars and Estherville-Lincoln Central. As a result of that tie, Emmetsburg Coach Travis Birkey was named Conference Co-Coach of theYear along with ELC’s Megan Anderson and LeMars’ Doug Heidebrink.
Earning a Unanimous First Team selection for Emmetsburg was senior pitcher Faith Schmidt. Also being named to the Lakes First Team was freshman center fielder Michaela Rehm.
Emmetsburg senior Aly Berven was named as a Second Team selection in the infield and junior Miranda Vlasman was named the catcher of the squad.
Rounding out Emmetsburg’s honorees were senior Kaity Degen in the outfield and sophomore Tegan Olson in the infield.
Emmetsburg’s Faith Schmidt was also named to the Northwest Iowa All District Softball First Team as a pitcher, with 322 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.42 from a record of 29-10.
The E-Hawk Baseball team would finish fifth in the league this season.
Earning First Team All Lakes Conference for Coach Mike Brennan E-Hawks was senior infielder Brady Berkland, along with senior outfielder Ryan Kliegl.
On the Second Team, Emmetsburg junior Jake Jackson earned a spot as an infielder.
Rounding out the E-Hawk selections were senior Jake Carlson as catcher, and junior Taylor Wegner as a pitcher.
Additionally, Emmetsburg’s Brady Berkland was named to the Northwest Iowa All District First Team as a third baseman with a batting average of .357 and teammate Jake Jackson earned a Second Team All District honor as a Utility player with a .328 batting average.
The complete Lakes Conference All Conference Teams are as follows:
Ethan Kenkel, JR, Storm Lake 1.20 ERA, 55K, 21BB
Chris Eckstaine, SR, LeMars 27K, 12 BB
Colan Borchers, SO, LeMars, 1.05 ERA, 30K, 3BB
Nic Amundson, JR, Spirit Lake .324
Dillon Drefke, SR, Cherokee, .381
Andy Heffner, JR, LeMars, .400
Brady Berkland, SR, Emmetsburg, .442
Taylor Tatman, SR, Spencer .359
Aaron Krier, JR, Spirit Lake .512
Hunter Rowe, JR, LeMars .350
Casey Jones* SR, Spirit Lake .324
Parker Rolfes, JR, LeMars .333
Ryan Kliegl, SR, Emmetsburg, .314
Marcus DeJager, SR, Western Christian .289
Brandon Stoll, JR, Spirit Lake .304 2.06 ERA, 47K
Paul Brown, JR, Spirit Lake 1.36 ERA, 45K, 10 BB
Kendall Candor, JR, LeMars .286
Davis Fenchel, SR, Western Christian .317
Jake Jackson, JR, Emmetsburg .333
Nic Seaman, JR, Storm Lake .349
Weston Glienke, JR, Spencer .357
Cody Poock, JR, Spirit Lake .324
Jacob Lamoreux, JR, LeMars .275
Andrew Ites, JR, Spirit Lake .325
Joe Clayton, SR, Estherville Lincoln Central 2.84 ERA, 33K
Jake Carlson, SR, Catcher, Emmetsburg
Taylor Wegner, JR, Utility, Emmetsburg 2.60 ERA, 49K
* – Unanimous selection
Kendall Bosch*, SR, Estherville Lincoln Central
Faith Schmidt*, SR, Emmetsburg
Molly Renken*, JR, LeMars
Madison Heidebrink, SO, LeMars
Emily Mercer, SR, Spirit Lake
Taylor Lago, JR, Estherville Lincoln Central
Michaela Rehm, FR, Emmetsburg
Ashley Phelan*, JR, LeMars
Alissa Christoffer, JR, Spirit Lake
Alissa Polleman, SO, Western Christian
Emily Kirchner*, JR, Estherville Lincoln Central
Emily Ellefson*, JR, LeMars
Paige Krause, JR, Spirit Lake
Megan Hummel, JR, Cherokee
Kellie Christensen, SR, Estherville Lincoln Central
Karis Rhode, FR, Spencer
Cara Vale, SR, Spirit Lake
Jasmine Vander Zwaag, JR, Western Christian
Miranda Vlasman, JR, Emmetsburg
Maggie Freking, Jr, Storm Lake
Kayla Herrig, SO, Spirit Lake
Maddie Gould, SR, Spencer
Elissa Jansman, JR, Western Christian
Aly Berven, SR, Emmetsburg
Caitlyn clayton, FR, Estherville Lincoln Central
Amanda Bueltel, SR, Spirit Lake
Kari Kramer, SO, Spencer
Summer Jansen, SO, Western Christian
Kaity Degen, SR, Outifeider, Emmetsburg
Tegan Olson, SO, Infielder, Emmetsburg
* – Unanimous selection