Tribune All-Area baseball teams
Published 3:25 pm Saturday, June 29, 2013
Makael Lunning, Albert Lea, senior, centerfielder
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Makael Lunning led Albert Lea and the entire area at the plate with a .423 batting average. He also led the Tigers with 15 runs scored, three triples, 13 stolen bases, an on-base percentage of .583 and a slugging percentage of .673. Lunning also tied Derek Burkard with a team-high 12 RBIs and Wyatt Paulsen with a team-high two home runs.
Trey Allis, United South Central, senior, catcher
Trey Allis had a consistent year at catcher and hitting the ball. He threw out 21 of 34 base runners who attempted to steal, and his batting average was .404. Allis, a three-year starter at catcher and an Academic All-State selection, will attend Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids where he will continue his baseball career.
David Stenzel, United South Central, senior, pitcher
David Stenzel led the area’s pitchers with a record of 6-2 and an earned-run average of 2.1. He also excelled at the plate with a .385 batting average. The third-year starter had 18 RBIs and six doubles this season.
Brad Claycomb, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, senior, outfielder
Brad Claycomb led the Panthers at the plate with a batting average of .410. He scored 11 runs on 16 hits. Claycomb was an active base-runner, and he tied teammate Nic Mangskau with a team-high seven stolen bases and eight walks. Claycomb drove in seven runs on the season.
Jordan Johnson, Alden-Conger, senior, catcher
Jordan Johnson was the backbone of the Knights’ lineup this season with a batting average of .385. He only struck out once this year. Alden-Conger head coach Sam Hintz said Johnson was a well-rounded player who was a two-time All-Conference selection.
Dillon Parpart, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, junior, pitcher
Dillon Parpart earned a batting average of .390, and he was 2-1 in 20 1/3 innings on the mound. Parpart struck out 16 batters and walked 12. He totaled six stolen bases on the season and tied four other Panthers with a team-high two doubles.
Colin Becher, United South Central, senior, rightfielder
Colin Becher was a clutch hitter for the Rebels. He made three game-winning hits to go along with a .385 batting average. Becher was also perfect in his two games at pitcher. In 40 at-bats, he only struck out twice.
Dylan See-Rockers, Albert Lea, senior, leftfielder
Dylan See-Rockers, the Tigers’ ace pitcher, was .500 on the mound (3-3), and he had a batting average of .328. See-Rockers led Albert Lea in doubles with four and hit one home run. He scored 11 runs on 22 hits. From the mound, he struck out 37 batters in 32 innings and gave up 15 earned runs. See-Rockers’ earned-run average was 2.50.
Johnathan Fleek, Albert Lea, senior, shortstop
Johnathan Fleek was Albert Lea’s sure-handed shortstop. Fleek scored 14 runs on 19 hits. His batting average was .302, his on-base percentage was .380, and his slugging percentage was .349. Fleek drove in four runs, he stole 11 bases and hit one double and one triple.
Cole Stencel, United South Central, senior, leftfielder
Despite missing five games with an injury, Cole Stencel posted a 2-1 record on the hill. His season batting average was .400, and he provided even more production in Gopher Conference games with a batting average of .560. Stencel was All-Conference honorable mention.
Nic Mangskau, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, senior, pitcher
Nic Mangskau was 3-4 from the mound. In 40 innings, he retired 41 batters, walked 19 and gave up 18 earned runs. At the plate, Mangskau scored six runs on 12 hits with a batting average of .273. He tied Claycomb with a team-high seven stolen bases.
Walker Linde, United South Central, junior, shortstop
Walker Linde, a three-year varsity starter, hit .305 and had a solid year at shortstop. Linde led the Rebels with a .675 on-base percentage, and he was walked 16 times as the lead-off hitter. Linde totaled 13 stolen bases and scored 18 runs.
Lucas George, United South Central, senior, infielder
Lucas George earned a batting average of .320 with a team-high eight doubles. The three-year varsity starter knocked in 13 runs and was 1-2 from the mound.
Shawn Redman, United South Central, senior, infielder
Shawn Redman was 1-0 with two saves as a pitcher. He was a two-time All-Conference selection. Redman earned a batting average of .300.
Ryan McLaughlin, Albert Lea, senior, infielder
Ryan McLaughlin earned a batting average of .294 and an on-base percentage of .368. He scored six runs on five hits in 17 at-bats. McLaughlin also tallied three stolen bases on the season.
Zach Bordewick, Albert Lea, senior, catcher
Zach Bordewick led the Tigers at catcher. He earned 17 hits in 63 at-bats for a .270 batting average. Bordewick drove in seven runs, he hit three doubles and scored five runs. Bordewick’s on-base percentage was .329, and he stole one base during the season.
Lucas Hansen, Albert Lea, senior, pitcher
Lucas Hansen was 2-2 on the mound for the Tigers. In 34 innings of pitching, he struck out 20 batters, walked 19 and gave up 18 earned runs. Hansen’s earned-run average was 3.71. He also hit one home run and stole three bases on the year.
Matt Jensen, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, sophomore, third baseman
Matt Jensen earned a batting average of .444 in 18 at-bats. The sophomore third baseman scored three runs on eight hits. He also drove in two runs and was walked twice.