All-Herald Baseball Team
Chris Webber, pitcher, Southland
The senior hurler gave the Rebels a chance to win every time he took the mound as he went 8-4 with an ERA of 1.74. Webber struck out 80 in 56 and 1/3 innings and he allowed 43 hits and 17 walks. At the plate, Webber hit .417 with six doubles, one triple and 18 RBIs.
Hunter Guyette, catcher, Austin
The sophomore had a strong season for the Packers as he played strong defense behind the plate, while hitting .342 with an on-base percentage of .448. Guyette had six doubles, 16 RBIs and he scored 19 runs.
Brad Staska, first base, Blooming Prairie
The junior hit .530 with one homer, nine doubles, two triples and 23 RBIs, while striking out just six times in 73 plate appearances for BP.
Phillip Zynda, second base, Austin
The junior hit .362 with an on-base percentage of .446 to go along with six doubles, 21 RBIs and 10 runs scored.
Jack Dankert, shortstop, Austin
The junior hit .339 with an on-base percentage of .494. Dankert had two doubles, nine RBIs and 22 runs scored. As a pitcher, Dankert was 3-2 with a save an ERA of 2.03. He struck out 30, while allowing 28 hits and 22 walks in 31 innings.
Adam Fjerstad, third base, Hayfield
The senior was the clean-up hitter for the Vikings, but he did most of his production as a pitcher. Fjerstad was 8-4 with one save and he finished with an ERA of 2.11. He struck out 61 and had 18 walks on the season. Fjerstad will play college baseball at Bethany Lutheran College next season.
Lane Canny, outfield, Hayfield
The senior hit .433 with four doubles, three triples and he scored 22 runs. Canny had an on-base percentage of .495.
Lee Wilson, outfield, Southland
The sophomore hit .378 with four doubles, four RBIs, 16 stolen bass and 17 runs scored.
Bryce Strouf, outfield, Lyle-Pacelli
The sophomore hit .345 with with an on-base percentage of .478 to go along with one double, 14 RBIs, 17 stolen bases and 19 runs scored.
Kolby Tapp, outfield, Hayfield
The freshman hit .360 with seven doubles, 19 RBIs and he scored 13 runs. Tapp had an on-base percentage of .433.
Colton Mandt, utility, Southland
The senior hit .386 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Jared Landherr, catcher, Southland
The junior hit .329 with three doubles and six RBIs.
Seth Peterson, infield, Blooming Prairie
The sophomore hit .390 with five doubles, one triple and 10 RBIs.
Payton Simon, infield, Blooming Prairie
The sophomore hit .313 with three doubles and five RBIs.
Nate Murphy, pitcher, Austin
The sophomore filled in with the varsity team as a spot starter and he went 4-1 to lead the Packers in mound wins. Murphy had an ERA of 1.385 as he struck out 20, while allowing 25 hits and 10 walks in 30 innings.
Tanner Steene, outfield, Austin
The senior hit .321 with an on-base percentage of .424 as he finished with one double, one triple, five RBIs and five runs.
Pete Conner, outfield, Austin
The junior hit .290 with an on-base percentage of .386 to go along with three doubles, 16 RBIs and10 runs scored.
Riley Wempner, utility, Austin
The sophomore made plenty of highlight plays on defense for the Packers and he also hit .293 with an on-base percentage of .406. Wempner had six RBIs and 17 runs scored on the season.
Cory Weber, third base, Lyle-Pacelli
The sophomore hit .385 with seven doubles and 11 RBIs.
Zach Bollingberg, pitcher, Lyle-Pacelli
The eighth grader was 4-4 on the mound with an ERA of 3.38. Bollingberg struck out 27, while allowing 43 hits and 16 walks.
Taylor Arett, pitcher, Lyle-Pacelli
The junior was 2-2 with an ERA of 4.81 as he struck out 35, while allowing 29 hits and 26 walks. At the plate, Arett hit .317 with a homer and 18 RBIs.