ELC Midgets share 2020 Lakes title
Seven Estherville Lincoln Central softball players received honors on the 2020 Lakes Conference All-Conference list for their play this year.
The Midgets shared the conference championship with Spirit Lake, as both teams finished 4-1. Only the first round of conference games counted toward the conference record.
Four ELC players earned first team honors. ELC eighth grade pitcher Tatum Dunlavy was one of five conference players to earn unanimous selection to the first team. The others were Spirit Lake catcher Karli Olsen, Spirit Lake outfielder CJ Ahrenstorff, Storm Lake outfielder Holly Dierenfield, and Spencer outfielder Allison Piercy.
Varsity bound stats included all games ELC played against conference foes in its conference statistics.
Dunlavy struck out 45 batters, walked 25 and had a 1.47 earned run average in league play.
Other ELC players named to the first team were seniors Lena McCoy and Jadynn Moore, both as infielders, and Jaydan Nitchals was selected to the first team as a utility player.
McCoy and Nitchals each batted .526 in league play with 10 hits each while Moore batted .478 with nine hits.
ELC junior catcher Kendyl Ruschy earned second team all-conference honors. She batted .286 in league play.
Junior Amara Heinrichs and sophomore Gabrielle Paul both received honorable mention.
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Tatum Dunlavy – ELC *
Skylar Cole – Storm Lake
Karli Olsen- Spirit Lake *
CJ Ahrenstorff- Spirit Lake *
Holly Dierenfield – Storm Lake *
Allison Piercy- Spencer *
Elli Carney- Spirit Lake
Lena McCoy- ELC
Jadynn Moore- ELC
Tori Wynja- Western Christian
Jaydan Nitchals- ELC
Jada Piercy- Spencer
Jadyn Faber Western Christian
*indicates unanimous vote
Emily English- Spencer
Kendyl Ruschy- ELC
Josie Hernandez- Storm Lake
Stella Donkersloot- Spirit Lake
Jera Merchant- Western Christian
Taylor Christensen- Cherokee
Izzy Backhaus- Spirit Lake
Mallorie Jacobson- Storm Lake
Olivia Huckfeldt- Spencer
Hannah Jansma- Western Christian
Emma Jenness – Spirit Lake
Dena Claycamp- Cherokee
Spirit Lake- Taylor Schneider & Irish Knutson
ELC-Amara Heinrichs & Gabrielle Paul
Storm Lake- Mia Kleespies
Western Christian- Josie Zeutenhorst & Claire Bleeker
Spencer- Matayah Lowe
Cherokee- Natalie Harman & Sarah Mesler
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