All-Herald Softball Team
Elly Strunk, pitcher, Blooming Prairie
The junior pitched 109 innings for BP with an ERA of 3.78. Strunk struck out 99 while allowing 139 hits and 31 walks. At the plate, she hit .318 with 1 home run, 10 doubles and 18 RBIs.
Shayley Vesel, catcher, Austin
The senior hit .438 with 9 doubles and 9 RBIs for the Packers while playing solid defense behind the plate. Vesel, who will play college softball and basketball at NIACC, was selected for the Minnesota All-Star Series.
Grace Mindrup, first base/catcher, Hayfield
Mindrup, who played catcher for the Vikings, hit .511 with 10 doubles, 8 homers and 49 RBIs. Mindrup will play softball at UW-La Crosse next season and she was selected for the Minnesota All-Star Series.
Brooklyn Johnson, second base/third base, Southland
The senior, who mostly played third base for the Rebels, hit .444 with an on base percentage of .506, while racking up 1 homer, 5 doubles, 29 RBIs.
Carrie Rutledge, shortstop, Hayfield
The sophomore hit .394 with an on-base percentage of .522 to go along with 5 doubles, 6 triples, 3 homers and 24 RBIs.
Olivia Matti, third base, Hayfield
The sophomore hit .434 with an on-base percentage of .534 to go along with 4 doubles, 2 homers and 30 RBIs.
Maggie Streightiff, outfield, Hayfield
The sophomore hit .476 with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers and 32 RBIs.
Bria Baldwin, outfield, Blooming Prairie
The junior hit .448 with 1 homer, 8 doubles, 4 triples and 23 RBIs while stealing 11 bases.
Linnea Sunde, outfield, Blooming Prairie
The sophomore slap-hitter hit .447 with 1 double, 9 RBIs and she stole 30 bases.
Kayla Swenson, shortstop, Southland
The senior hit .353 with an on-base percentage of .461 while knocking in 11 runs.
Kelly Johnson, utility, Hayfield
The sophomore hit .423 with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers and 16 RBIs.
Olivia Gray, catcher/shortstop, Southland
The senior hit .461 with 7 doubles, 12 RBIs.
Ramsey Gilson, catcher, Southland
The junior hit .357 with 1 homer, 5 doubles and 13 RBIs.
McKenna Hein, shortstop, Blooming Prairie
The sophomore hit .329 with 5 doubles, 2 triples and 18 RBIs.
Brandi Myers, third base, Austin
The senior hit .348 with 9 RBIs.
Addison Medgarden, outfield, Austin
The sophomore was a standout on defense and she also hit .264 with 3 doubles and 1 triple.
Abby Bollingberg, shortstop, Lyle-Pacelli
The freshman hit .560 with an on-base percentage of .690 with 2 doubles.
Alexis Dudycha, outfield, Hayfield
The sophomore hit .319 with 5 doubles and 16 RBIs.
Ashley Hinz, outfield, Lyle-Pacelli
The junior hit .410 with an on-base percentage of .430 and she had one home run and three doubles.
Faith King, third base, Lyle-Pacelli
The freshman hit .290 with an on-base percentage of .450 to go with 3 doubles, 2 triples and 8 runs.
Kate Kruger, first base, Hayfield
The sophomore hit .407 with 8 doubles, 1 triples, 4 homers and 34 RBIs.
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