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Warriors place eight on honors list

Four Titans earn honors

August 1, 2014
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

With North Union sweeping through the final year of the Cornbelt Conference softball schedule, the 8-0 Warriors landed eight players on the all-conference teams-five on the first team and three on the second.

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, which tied for second in the league with West Bend-Mallard at 4-4, had two players on the first team and two on the second.

Warriors named to the first team were junior pitcher Peyton Oleson, junior catcher Autumn Boland, sophomore first baseman Erica Anderson, sophomore shortstop Sara Rolling and senior third baseman Dena Looft.

Oleson pitched six of the conference games. In 32 innings, she gave up seven runs (five earned) on 23 hits with a 1.09 earned run average. She struck out 32 batters, walked six and hit one as opponents batted .192 against her.

Rolling batted .619 in league play with 13 hits including two doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs. Boland batted .524 with 11 hits including two doubles, a triple, two home runs and 16 RBIs.

Looft batted .500 with 12 hits including two doubles and 11 RBIs. Anderson batted .458 with 11 hits including two doubles and 10 RBIs.

Named to the first team for the Titans were senior shortstop Brooke Hoffman as a utility player and junior outfielder Lauren Flaharty.

Hoffman batted .357 in league play with 10 hits and two RBIs. Flaharty batted .217 in league play with five hits, a double and four RBIs.

Named to the second team for North Union were senior second baseman Taylor Mathine, freshman outfielder Kyarsten Mullen and freshman utility player Anna Ingalls.

Mathine batted .647 in league play with 11 hits including one double and nine RBIs. Mullen batted .522 with 12 hits including one double and four RBIs. She also had nine stolen bases. Ingalls pitched two conference games. In six innings, she gave up two earned runs with a 2.33 earned run average. At the plate, she batted .500 with 10 hits including a triple and nine RBIs.

Named to the second team for the Titans were junior third baseman Morgan McGrauth and junior utility player Daisy Jordan. McGrauth batted .409 in league play with nine hits including three doubles, a home run and seven RBIs. Jordan batted .333 with eight hits including a double and four RBIs.

Cornbelt Conference Softball 2014
North Union8-026-6
West Bend-Mallard4-414-12
Harris-Lake Park3-513-19
Clay Central-Everly1-74-17
Conference Coach of the Year: Art Ingalls, North Union
1st Team All-Conference
Macy Gunderson12PitcherHarris-Lake Park
Peyton Oleson11PitcherNorth Union
Autumn Boland11CatcherNorth Union
Erica Anderson101st BaseNorth Union
Kiersten Carpenter102nd BaseHarris-Lake Park
Sarah Rolling10ShortstopNorth Union
Dena Looft123rd BaseNorth Union
Miranda Brueggeman12OutfieldHarris-Lake Park
Lauren Link11OutfieldWest Bend-Mallard
Lauren Flaharty11OutfieldGTRA
Brooke Hoffman12UtilityGTRA
Cassie Gearhart12UtilityWest Bend-Mallard
2nd Team All-Conference
Taylor Fogarty9PitcherWest Bend-Mallard
Josie McCarty11CatcherClay Central-Everly
Katherin Ihnen101st BaseHarris-Lake Park
Taylor Mathine122nd BaseNorth Union
Rachel Wirtz11ShortstopWest Bend-Mallard
Morgan McGrauth113rd BaseGTRA
Morgan Eggers11OutfieldHarris-Lake Park
Harrison Schmidt12OutfieldWest Bend-Mallard
Kyarsten Mullen9OutfieldNorth Union
Daisy Jordan11UtilityGTRA
Anna Ingalls9UtilityNorth Union
Ashley Schmidt12UtilityWest Bend Mallard



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