Emmetsburg Athletes Earn All State, All District Honors
A trio of Emmetsburg High School athletes were accorded post-season honors in softball and baseball at the conclusions of the summer athletic seasons.
In softball, Kate Jackson, a junior, not only earned Second Team All Lakes Conference honors as a shortstop, but was also named to the Class 2A Northwest All District Third Team and the All State Honorable Mention team for Class 2A
Jackson would start in 33 games during the season for the Lady E-Hawks and went to the plate 100 times, coming away with 29 hits for a .290 batting average and scored 24 runs. Jackson’s bat produced six doubles, a triple and a Home Run, while accounting for 30 RBI’s. with five sacrifices. Kate was walked 11 times during the season and struck out 17 times. She stole six bases during the season. Defensively at shortstop, Jackson made 35 put-outs and had 92 catches for a fielding percentage of .891.
For the E-Hawk baseball program, senior Dillon VanOosbree earned First Team All Lakes Conference honors as a pitcher, and was named to Class 2A Northwest All District First Team as a Utility player.
Dillon VanOosbree would make eight starts on the mound for the E-Hawks during the past season and appeared in seven more games to amass a 5-5 record. In 64 and a third innings of work, Van Oosbree allowed 62 hits and 18 earned runs for an ERA of 1.96 while issuing 21 walks and striking out 61 batters and hitting five batters. Opposing batters had a .241 batting average when facing VanOosbree.
Offensively, VanOosbree played in 31 games and went to the plate 91 times, scoring 23 runs off 33 hits, including four triples and four doubles with 23 RBI’s. He was walked 19 times, struck out just five times and stole five bases for a .363 batting average to lead Emmetsburg. When playing defense, Dillon made 56 put-outs in 65 attempts and made 135 catches for a .896 fielding percentage.
Also earning honors on the Class 2A Northwest District All District Second Team was senior Wes Schultes as a utility player.
Schultes made six starts on the hill for the E-Hawks and earned a record of 4-3. In 37 and a third innings of work, Schulties allowed 37 hits for 15 earned runs for an ERA?of 2.81. He walked 15 batters, struck out 22 and hit three batters. Opposing batters managed a .250 average against Schultes.
Offensively, Schultes played in 31 games and went to the plated 92 times, collecting 26 hits and scoring 20 runs with seven doubles and one home run for 21 RBI’s. He was walked 13 times, struck out 25 times and stole five bases for a .283 batting average.
Anchoring Emmetsburg’s defense behind the plate as catcher, Schultes made 145 pout outs off 178 catches. He also caught 12 runners stealing out of 22 attempts at stolen bases during the season for the E-Hawks