Lakes honors top players
The Estherville Lincoln Central baseball team took a small tumble this season finishing with a 6-10 record in the Lakes Conference and the All-Conference balloting reflects the change.
Three Midget players earned all-conference honors this season with senior Keith Fandel earning first team honors. While Fandel pitched half the conference games, he earned the honor as an infielder.
Shortstop Alex Arends and left fielder Scott Schmidt both earned second team honors.
Spirit Lake had two all-conference players, both earning honors as a utility player. On the first team is sophomore Mitch Peschon with senior Derrick Miner on the second team.
Below is the complete list of all-conference selections. Statistics are conference games only.
* indicates unanimous selection
* Cody Ege, a junior pitcher from Cherokee, posted a 5-0 record with a .21 ERA. He pitched 34 innings with 60 strikeouts and 13 walks.
* Matt Koch, a senior pitcher from Cherokee, posted a 4-1 record with a 1.91 ERA. He pitched 33 innings, striking out 63 batters and walking six.
Ben Seaman, a senior pitcher from Storm Lake, posted a 5-3 record with a 2.43 ERA. He pitched 46 innings with 43 strikeouts and 12 walks.
*Tyler Jones, a senior catcher from Cherokee, batted .412 with 10 RBI
Bobby Mortenson, a senior catcher from Emmetsburg batted .389 with 14 RBI
*Jesse Vander Zwaag, a junior first baseman from Western Christian, batted .353 with 22 RBI
* Taylor Zeutenhorst, a junior infielder from Sheldon, batted .500 with 24 RBI
Aaron Fisher, a senior infielder from LeMars, batted .375 with 15 RBI
Aaron Fisher, a senior pitcher from LeMars, batted .375 with 15 RBI.
Keith Fandel, a senior infielder for ELC, batted .322 with 12 RBI.
Michael McCabe, a sophomore infielder from Storm Lake, batted .391 with 21 RBI
*Kyle Schuett, a senior outfielder from Cherokee, batted .500 with 21 RBI.
Tyler Candor, a senior outfielder from LeMars, batted .420 with 13 RBI.
Dan Ridenour, a senior outfielder from Sheldon, batted .456 with 12 RBI
Josh Pollema, a senior outfielder from Western Christian, batted .404 with 13 RBI.
Jay Penning, a senior utility player from LeMars, batted .372 with six RBI. Pitching, he posted a 4-1 record with a 2.86 ERA. He threw 33 1/3 innings with 46 strikeouts and 17 walks.
Mitch Peschon, a sophomore utility player from Spirit Lake, batted .347 with 16 RBI. He also pitched 32 innings with a 1-3 record and a 3.43 ERA. He had 28 strikeouts and eight walks.
Brayton Ringsdorf, a junior pitcher from LeMars, had a 4-1 record with 2.36 ERA. He pitched 36 2/3 innings with 42 strikeouts and 21 walks.
Cole Kleinwolterink, a junior catcher from Sheldon, batted .407 with 17 RBI.
Ben Van Kekerix, a senior first baseman from Sheldon, batted .279 with six RBI.
Adam Nilles, a junior infielder from Sheldon, batted 3.62 with 17 RBI.
Alex Arends, a junior pitcher from ELC, batted .350 with 11 RBI.
Taylor Morris, a senior infielder from Emmetsburg, batted .326 with 12 RBI.
Tanner Dowling, a junior outfielder from LeMars, batted .336 with 30 RBI.
Scott Schmidt, a senior outfielder from ELC, batted .380 with four RBI.
Keaton Rowe, a junior outfielder from LeMars, batted .412 with nine RBI.
Derrick Miner, a senior utility player from Spirit Lake, batted .320 with four RBI.
Bryce Groenweg, a junior utility player from Western Christian, batted .432 with eight RBI.