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Gruhlke, Fandel earn 3A all-district honors

By Staff | Jul 18, 2008

While the Estherville Lincoln Central baseball team came on late in 2008, the Class 3A Northwest District coaches recognized two players with all-district honors.

Senior outiflder Matt Gruhlke and junior pitcher Keith Fandel both were selected to the first team.

Below is the complete listing of top players in the district. Statistics are from the regular season.

3A Northwest District

First Team

Keith Fandel, a junior pitcher from Estherville Lincoln Central, posted a 9-1 record with a 3.39 ERA. He pitched 62 innings with 39 walks and 70 strikeouts.

Levi Maxfield, a junior pitcher from Sergeant Bluff-Luton, posted a 9-2 record with a 2.75 ERA. He pitched 61 innings with 41 walks and 108 strikeouts.

Conor Krommmenhoel, a junior pitcher from Bishop Heelan, posted a 7-1 record with a 2.03 ERA. He pitched 51 innings with 25 walks and 69 strikeouts.

Tyler Lefeber, a junior pitcher from Harlan, posted an 8-1 record with a 1.08 ERA. He pitched 50 innings with 10 walks and 44 strikeouts.

Colin Straight, a senior catcher from Denison, batted .405 with 30 RBIs.

Kalab Evans, a senior catcher from Creston, batted .440 with 37 RBIs.

Jordan Huffman, a junior first baseman from Sergeant Bluff-Luton, batted .538 with 43 RBIs.

Cole Petersen, a senior second baeman from Atlantic batted, .500 with 38 RBIs.

Cody Van Ness, a junior third baseman from Denison, batted .454 with 40 RBIs.

Brett Keim, a senior shortstop from Glenwood, batted .424 with 40 RBIs.

Matt Gruhlke, a senior outfielder from ELC batted .456 with 41 RBIs.

John Wascarella, a senior outfielder from Sergeant Bluff-Luton, batted .447 with 33 RBIs.

Tyler Candor, a junior outfielder from LeMars, batted 414 with 30 RBIs.

John Sawhill, a senior utility player from Jefferson-Scranton, batted .427 with 43 RBIs.

Jake Landon, a junior utility player from Carroll, batted .424 with 38 RBI.

Nick Tjebben, a senior utility player from Spencer, batted .417 with 27 RBIs.

Second Team

Brett Eliff, a senior pitcher from Glenwood, posted an 8-2 record with a 1.56 ERA. He pitched 63 innings with 12 walks and 66 strikeouts.

Taylor Kaufman, a freshman pitcher from Glenwood, posted a 7-1 record with a .31 ERA. He pitched 46 innings with 17 walks and 78 strikeouts.

Dylan Shoemaker, a junior pither from Bishop Heelan, posted a 4-3 record with a 2.48 ERA. He pitched 48 innings with 22 walks and 32 strikeouts.

Bobby Sievert, a junior pitcher from Harlan, posted a 5-0 record with a 2.19 ERA. He pitched 32 innings with 13 walks and 34 strikeouts.

Tanner Oliver, a senior catcher from Bishop Heelan, batted .356 with 35 RBIs.

David Bloemendahl, a sophomore catcher from MOC-Floyd Valley, batted .421 with 34 RBIs.

Cody Peterson, a senior first baseman from Harlan, batted .468 with 41 RBIs.

Brett Stein, a senior second baseman from Harlan, batted .389 with 17 RBIs.

Jeff Hastert, a junior third baseman from Harlan, batted .468 with 21 RBIs.

Tayler Ostrich, a freshman shortstop from Carroll, batted .462 with 37 RBIs.

Marty Ball, a senior outfielder from Jefferson Scranton, batted .413 with 24 RBIs.

Chris Lensing, a senior pitcher from Spencer, batted .376 with 11 RBIs.

Nick Hinzman, a senior outfielder from Atlantic, batted .378 with 25 RBIs.

Cory Van Gorp, a junior utility player from MOC-Floyd Valley, posted a 5-3 record with a 4.01 ERA.

Eric Swain, a junior utility player rom Jefferson Scraton, batted. 405 with 33 RBIs. He also posted a 4-2-1 record with a 4.2 ERA.

Tayler Peterson, a sophomore utility player from Atlantic, batted .490 with 28 RBIs. He also posted a 10-2 record with a 3.2 ERA.