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Boys Of Summer Named To All Conference Teams

By Staff | Jul 28, 2015

A trio of Emmetsburg E-Hawk boys of Summer were honored with selection to the 2015 Lakes Conference All Conference Baseball teams at the conclusion of the season. The honors were bestowed following voting by the conference coaches.

Earning recognition for the E-Hawks were senior Zach Anderson on the Second Team, senior Luke Jackson earning Honorable Mention recognition and junior Wes Schultes also earning Honorable Mention recognition.

Zach Anderson was named to the Lakes Conference Second Team as a catcher and held down the duties as the E-Hawks’ primary catcher this season, but also saw duty on the hill for Emmetsburg. In four starts, Zach earned a 2-2 record. Anderson pitched 20 and two-thirds innings and allowed 23 hits, gave up 29 runs, of which 25 were earned, for an ERA?of 8.47. He issued 24 walks, hit four batters, recorded 23 strikeouts and faced 85 batters while pitching.

At the plate, Anderson batted 73 times and collected 19 hits, including three doubles and a triple for nine RBI’s, while scoring 14 runs. Zach issued two sacrifices and drew 14 walks, struck out 20 times, stole five bases, was hit by three pitches and ended the season with a batting average of .260.

Defensively, Anderson played in 28 games and got in on 26 assists while making 124 put outs and 156 catches and committing six errors for a fielding percentage of .962. He caught three runners stealing and allowed 25 stolen bases.

Luke Jackson earned Honorable Mention recognition as a Utility player for Coach Brett Hansen and the E-Hawks.

As a pitcher for Emmetsburg, Luke made eight starts and earned a 3-5 record in those starts. In 11 appearances on the mound, Jackson pitched 40 and two-thirds innings, allowing 39 hits and 40 runs, of which 21 were earned, for a 3.61 ERA. Luke issued 31 walks, tallie 30 strikeouts and hit four batters in facing 172 batters.

At the plate, Luke would step into the batters’ box 93 times, where he had 32 hits, including seven doubles and a home run to tally 13 RBI’s on the season, and scored 17 runs. He issued two sacrifices, while earning nine walks, struck out 23 times, stole four bases and was hit by a pitch for a .344 batting average.

Defensively, Jackson also saw action as a shortstop and in the outfield, where he played in al 28 games during the season and made 25 assists with 28 put outs off 80 catches, while committing 17 errors for a fielding percentage of .788.

Wes Schultes also received Honorable Mention recognition for his play this season as the E-Hawks’ primary first baseman and also as a catcher. However, Schultes made two appearances in relief on the hill for one and a third innings. He allowed three hits and gave up two runs, one earned, for an ERA?of 5.25, with two walks and two strikeouts of the seven batters he faced.

Offensively, Wes stepped into the batters’ box 77 times and tallied 18 runs while collecting 28 hits, including six doubles and two home runs for 10 RBI’s. With one sacrifice, Wes was walked 15 times, struck out 30 times, stole 21 bases and was hit by a pitch to end the season with a batting average of .364 to lead the E-Hawks during the season.

At first base and in limited duty as catcher, Schultes would play in 28 games, where he made 13 assists and tallied 184 put outs with 206 catches, while committing nine errors for a fielding percentage of .956. Wes caught one runner stealing a base and saw an average of nine stolen bases behind the plate catching.

For the season, the E-Hawks, as a team, tallied 136 runs off 182 hits, which included 29 doubles, two triples and eight home runs for 101 RBI’s, with 19 sacrifices. The E-Hawks were issued 110 walks, struck out 185 times, stole 43 bases, had 20 players hit by pitches and had a team batting average of .264.