Multiple Lutheran High School Baseball players garnered post season accolades recently announced by TAPPS and Head Coach Andrew Eickstead. The Mustangs finished fourth in TAPPS 2A District 5 out of a possible six teams with a 4-6 district winner.
Sophomore Bryce Connolly was named to the 1st Team All District Team. Connolly led the team in many hitting and pitching categories. He finished the year with a .440 batting average, a .628 on base percentage, and a .720 slugging percentage. On the mound, Connolly went 2-3 with a 2.75 ERA while striking out 46 in 28 innings of work.
Junior Luke Watson also earned 1st Team All District Honors. He led the team with a .486 batting average and 11 RBIs. He sported a .581 on base percentage. On the mound, Watson was 1-0 with 1 save. He posted a 2.75 ERA while striking out 16 in 15 2/3 innings of work.
Sophomore Collin Hunick was named a 2nd Team All District Performer. Hunick hit .267 on the year and led the team in stolen bases with 20 and runs scored with 16. Hunick had an on base percentage of .522. On the mound, the southpaw struck out 14 batters in 11 1/3 innings. Hunick was named to the 2nd Team in 2014.
Sophomore Phillip Williams was also named to the 2nd Team All District. Williams batted .286 on the season with 11 RBIs and 10 stolen bases, while posting a .386 on base percentage. On the mound, Williams had a 4.20 ERA. He struck out 28 batters in only 13 1/3 innings of work. Williams was a Second Team All District honoree in 2014.
Freshman Will Wren rounds out the All District 2nd Team. He hit .375 on the season with 8 RBIs and 7 runs scored to go along with a .531 on base percentage.
Senior Dale Allison and Sophomore Yuki Takazawa were name to the Honorable Mention All District Team. Allison, spent the year as the team’s primary catcher, his first year ever behind the dish. All he did was lead a pitching staff that compiled a 4.00 team ERA with 104 strikeouts. His .948 fielding percentage was one of the best on the team. Allison was a Second Team All District honoree in 2014.
Coaches from the district voted on the teams. Allison and fellow senior Zach Moore are the team’s lone seniors and their leadership will be missed. The Mustangs will bring back a solid group of guys and hope to build on this season’s effort.
“We finally were able to pull out a win in a close game at the end of year, and hopefully that will give us some confidence and desire to come out and work hard over the off season to help us get in the playoffs next year,” said Eickstead.