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Six Midgets earn honors

Gjerde and Jensen are unanimous picks

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

Two Estherville Lincoln Central players earned unanimous first team Lakes All-Conference honors for their play this past season. Two more ELC players earned second team honors with two earning honorable mention.

Earning first team honors for the Midgets were junior shortstop Megan Jensen and sophomore outfielder Carson Gjerde.

Jensen batted .327 in league play with 17 hits including three doubles, three home runs and 16 RBIs. Gjerde batted .356 with an on-base percentage of .420. She finished with 16 hits including five doubles and six RBIs. She also had six stolen bases.

Named to the second team were junior catcher Caitlyn Clayton and junior first baseman Alyssa Friesner.

Friesner batted .405 this season with 15 hits including a double, a home run and seven RBIs. She also drew eight walks for an on-base percentage of .511.

Clayton batted .188 in league play with nine hits including two doubles, a triple and six RBIs.

Earning honorable mention all-conference were senior pitcher Liz Brashear and senior third baseman Sarah Schacherer.

Brashear finished with a 7-6 record in the conference. Of the 63 runs allowed, only 23 were earned as she finished with a 1.79 earned run average. She struck out 71 batters, walked 27 and hit three. At the plate, the senior batted .267 in the league with 12 hits including one home run and eight RBIs.

Schacherer batted .295 in league play with 13 hits including two doubles, a triple and eight RBIs.

Estherville Lincoln Central finished the 2014 season in the middle of the Lakes Conference with a 7-7 record.

Lakes Conference Softball 2014
Spirit Lake13-122-8
Western Christian7-613-8-1
Storm Lake0-122-21
Conference Coach of the Year: Rachel Gerking
1st Team All-Conference
Bailee Newman*- Spirit Lake
Ashton Connelly*- Emmetsburg
Summer Jansen – Western Christian
Whitlee Reitz – Spirit Lake
Madison Heidebrink *- LeMars
First Base
Piper Swanson - Spencer
Megan Jensen* - SS - ELC
Mackenzie Thate – SS – Spirit Lake
Tegan Olson -3B - Emmetsburg
Maddie Richter – 3B – Spirit Lake
Kenzie Bousema – 3B – Western Christian
Karis Rhode – 3B – Spencer
Caitlyn Roberts* - LF – Spirit Lake
Ashley Overberg* - RF - Emmetsburg
Carson Gjerde* - CF - ELC
Jamie Gesink – SS – Western Christian
Emily Haselhoff – P/SS - Cherokee
2nd Team All-Conference
Janessa Milbrodt – LeMars
Caitlyn Clayton – ELC
First Base
Holly Schneider – LeMars
Kassidy Rieken – LeMars
Sarah Simington – Emmetsburg
Kari Kramar – Spencer
Kaely Hummel – Cherokee
Kelsey Delpendang – LF/RF – Spirit Lake
Alexa Naig – LF - Emmetsburg
Crystal Eppling – LF – LeMars
Alyssa Friesner – 1B - ELC
ELC?Honorable Mention
Liz Brashear — Sarah Schacherer



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