Cornbelt Conference champions North Union were well represented on the all-conference baseball selections released recently.
The Warriors finished with a 9-1 league record in their first season under the new name, which includes players from North Kossuth, Sentral and Armstrong-Ringsted. The only blemish was a loss to West Bend-Mallard.
North Union had six first team all-conference selections-Brett Thackery, Jake Adams, Evan Hagebock, Sawyer Doocy, Brett Deitering and Garrett Johnson- with three on the second team-Zack Hurlburt, Alex Deitering and Cody Runksmeier.
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire finished tied for third in the conference with a 6-4 record. The Knights had two first team selections-Blaze Alesch and Mitch Girres- and two second team selections-Tyler Dalen and Logan Flaharty.
Looking at the first team selections from both teams, here is how they performed in conference play.
Thackery, a senior pitcher, posted a 2-0 record in league play. In nine innings, he gave up three runs (one earned) with a 0.78 earned run average. Opponents batted .143 against him. At the plate, Thackery also batted .385 with 10 hits, 10 RBIs and one double.
Adams, a junior catcher, batted .545 in league play with 12 hits including four doubles and four RBIs.
Hagebock, a senior second baseman, batted .423 in league play with 11 hits including three doubles and 13 RBIs.
Doocy, a junior third baseman, batted .516 with 16 hits including 10 doubles, two home runs and 22 RBIs.
Brett Deitering, a senior outfielder, batted. 480 with 12 hits including two doubles, three triples and 12 RBIs. He also drew 10 walks and had 11 stolen bases.
Johnson, a junior utility player, batted .357 in league play with 10 hits including one double and nine RBIs.
For GT/RA's first team selections, Alesch, a junior shortstop, batted .545 in league play with 18 hits including four doubles, two triples and 15 RBIs.
Girres, a senior utility selection, batted .393 in league play with 11 hits including one double, one home run and 13 RBIs.
For North Union's second team selections, Zack Hurlburt posted a 3-1 record in league play. In 20 2/3 innings, he gave up four earned runs and had a 1.35 ERA. He had 23 strikeouts with to seven walks. Opponents batted .197 against him.
Alex Deitering, a junior outfielder, batted .280 with seven hits and four RBIs.
Runksmeier, a sophomore utility selection, posted a 1-0 record in league play.
Dalen, a senior pitcher, posted a 4-2 record in league play. In 30 2/3 innings he gave up 30 runs (16 earned) for a 3.65 ERA. He had 24 strikeouts with 16 walks. Opponents batted .209 against him.
Flaharty, a junior outfielder, batted .400 in league play with 12 hits including two doubles and four RBIs.
|2012 Cornbelt Conference|
|Brett Thackery||12||Pitcher||North Union|
|Jason Zinnel||10||Pitcher||West Bend-Mallard|
|Jake Adams||11||Catcher||North Union|
|Tanner Hiveley||11||1st Base||Harris-Lake Park|
|Evan Hagebock||12||2nd Base||North Union|
|Sawyer Doocy||11||3rd Base||North Union|
|Brett Deitering||12||Outfield||North Union|
|Ryan Mann||12||Outfield||Harris-Lake Park|
|Mitch Bonnstetter||12||Outfield||West Bend – Mallard|
|Garrett Johnson||11||Utility||North Union|
|Colin Brons||11||Utility||Harris-Lake Park|
|Jesse Zinnel||10||Utility||West Bend-Mallard|
|Connor Gunderson||12||Utility||Harris-Lake Park|
|Eli Ihnen||11||Pitcher||Harris-Lake Park|
|Zack Hurlburt||12||Pitcher||North Union|
|Nathan Kyle||12||Catcher||Harris-Lake Park|
|Brady Jensen||10||2nd Base||West Bend-Mallard|
|Chris Schmidt||12||Shortstop||West Bend-Mallard|
|Kyle Saboe||12||3rd Base||Clay Central-Everly|
|Alex Deitering||11||Outfield||North Union|
|Jordan Buhs||10||Outfield||West Bend-Mallard|
|Brock Breidinger||12||Utility||Clay Central-Everly|
|Cody Runksmeier||10||Utility||North Union|
|2012 Final Standings|
|Coach of the Year – Jared Rahe, Harris-Lake Park|