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Mid-Prairie Softball Gets Nine on All-Conference List

Posted: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 8:30 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

The Mid-Prairie softball team had seven all-conference players and two honorable mentions.

On first team for the Golden Hawks is Felicia Schulty who hit .605 in the conference with 18 RBI’s, two homeruns, and six triples. Olivia Lugar who had a 6-1 record with a 1.64 ERA, 28 strikeouts and opponents hit .269 off of her. Erika Murphy who came up clutch in many game situations for the Golden Hawks, she hit .314 with 14 RBI’s and four homeruns, and had no errors in 53 chances, and finally Mallory McArtor who hit .391 with nine RBI’s, two triples and two doubles.

On second team for Mid-Prairie is Mariah Swartzentruber with her .325 average, nine RBI’s and two doubles, Amber Kral with a .372 average, 12 RBI’s and homerun and six doubles, and Maddie Kaalberg with a .405 average, 17 RBI’s and two homeruns and doubles.

The honorable mentions for Mid-Prairie are Taylor Kurtz who had a 6-1 record in the circle with a 1.58 ERA, 23 strikeouts and opponents hit .225, and Alex Rath with a .360 average.

Mid-Prairie head coach Justin Lutjen said this is a team that leaves a legacy that new players want to continue even before they get to high school.

“It’s hard to say that this team stands out, because every year we have lost a couple of great seniors, but that core of that team has been together since they were freshmen, and the legacy they leave is unbelievable. The kids that were in fourth grade the first time they went to state, now they are coming into a program that has gone to state every year, not it is an expectation,” Lutjen said. “Now, without even having to earn anything yet, they believe they are the team to beat, and they believe that Fort Dodge is the destination, where they should end up every single year.”

Mid-Prairie finished as conference champions with a 12-2 record.