BLUE EARTH – On the plate, in the field or on the mound, Blue Earth Areas Logan O’Hara and Anders Fering stood over.
Fering produced a layer height. 439 strokes, while he collected a team height of 29 RBIs in 23 games.
O’Hara was close behind in race production with 28 RBIs, while crushing a team-high three home races, one ahead of Fering’s two.
Fering added six doubles to his 29 total hits, while also going 19 times to improve his base percentage to an incredible 0.565.
O’Hara added 16 rounds to his 21 hits to create a .540 base percentage in his 87 strokes.
The pair anchored the corners in BEA’s defense, with Fering often playing first, while O’Hara manned the hot corner on third, but O’Hara also played a key role for BEA on the mound.
Throughout most of the season, he was Bucs’ late-inning reliever, collecting six saves to complete his 3-1 record in 41 innings.
The junior right-hander worked his way up to a 2.05 ERA, allowing only 12 earned races in 30 hits, while striking out 33 strokes.
Both players got a place on the entire Big South Conference team along with three other members of the 15-8 Bucs, who won two games during the Section 2AA baseball tournament.
For their success on the diamond, O’Hara and Fering have been named Sentinel All-Area co-players of the year.
Here is an insight into the rest of this year’s team.
Keegan O’Brien (Blue Earth Area) – BEA’s fast midfielder anchored the center of the lineup with a stroke average of .414.
The senior added 29 hits, including nine doubles, two triples and two HRs, while scoring 29 runs and knocking in 28 RBIs for a draw for others with O’Hara behind just Fering, while earning an honorable mention on it large South Conference team.
Anthony Carr (Blue Earth Area) – One of Blue Earth Area’s most important starters and a safe defender when he’s not on the mound, Carr led the Bucs by 53 1/3 innings, while striking out 56 strokes to get a spot on the all- The Big South Conference team in the primary school division.
The junior right-hander allowed 26 earned races to lead to his 3.41 ERA, while collecting an 8-2 record to help BEA to a 15-8 record.
Zach Jorgensen (Fairmont) – Fairmont’s secure hand stop anchored the cardinal defense and drove the team’s attack.
The junior produced a .406 batting average with 26 hits on 64 at-bats, while adding three innings to raise his base percentage to .465.
Jorgensen connected four doubles and three triples – both tied for others at the Cardinals, while he added 27 RBIs for the team management and 16 points scored.
Jorgensen added 17 1/3 laps for a 2-2 record, while he allowed 18 hits and 14 earned races. He struck out 18 strokes to help Fairmont to a 14-10 record of the season.
Eli Anderson (Fairmont) – The Cardinals’ fast third baseman led the team with 22 stolen bases, while adding a team-high five triples to his resume.
The left-handed hit junior recorded a .291 batting average and a .398 on the base percentage, while bringing in 18 RBIs and scoring a team-high 27 runs.
Jacob Crissinger (Fairmont) – Fairmont’s hard-throwing right-hander led the team by 52 innings, more than double that of any other cardinal pitcher. He recorded a 4-3 record and allowed 54 hits and 25 earned runs for a 3.30 ERA.
Junior more than doubled any teammate with 44 strikes.
Carter Morphew (North Union) – North Union’s second-year catcher led the team with a stroke of 0.286, while he went 11 times to raise his percentage on the basis to 0.416.
Morphew also led the team with six doubles and a triple, while he picked up 11 RBIs for others on the team.
Morphew played in all 21 of the team’s games, including throwing 32 innings, second on the team, for a 1-2 record. He allowed 33 earned runs and struck out 22 strokes in seven starts and one relief appearance, helping lead the Warriors to a 3-18 record.
Blake Jagodzinske (Martin County West) – The Mavericks’ right-handed leader led the team by 40 innings and worked his way to a perfect 6-0 record, while allowing 11 earned runs for a 1.92 ERA.
Jagodzinske helped throw the Mavericks to a 9-13 record of the season.
The senior struck out 46 strokes, while only going 18. His success was not just on the mound, he hit for a stroke average of 0.333, scored 11 runs and collected 15 RBI, while stealing nine bases to collect a spot on everything – Valley Conference first team.
Zach Anderson (Martin County West) – Martin County West’s prominent sophomore anchored in the middle of the defense from shortstop when he was not pitching.
Anderson recorded a stroke average of 0.275, but added 20 runs for an astonishing 0.500 percent at base, while scoring 20 runs.
He added 15 stolen bases in his offensive production, while throwing 20 2/3 laps and allowing only eight earned runs for a 2.71 ERA.
Anderson struck out 14 strokes, while going 12 to help him earn a selection on the entire Section 2A team.
Jaxson Rohman (Martin County West) – The Mavericks’ compact swinging right-hander was regular from game to game, collecting 24 hits throughout the season for a stroke average of 0.393.
The senior added a .472 on the base percentage in his CV, while scoring 19 runs and knocking in 18 RBIs.
The fast third baseman added 22 stolen bases to help build his place on the All-Valley Conference second team.
Owen Wolter (Truman / Martin Luther / Granada-Huntley-East Chain) – Jaguar’s reliable shortstop gave an astonishing 500 strokes averaging 33 hits, including five doubles and a triple.
Senior scored 23 races and brought in 15 RBIs.
Wolter also earned an all-Valley Conference selection with his work on the mound, throwing 34 1/3 innings and hitting 37, while allowing 24 earned runs.
Wolter helped lead the Jaguars to a 6-13 record. Wolter finished second in the conference with a stroke average of .531 against Valley teams.
Kaiden Musser (Truman / Martin Luther / Granada-Huntley-East Chain) – The Jaguars’ confident third baseman produced a .386 stroke average to complete a team-high 17 RBI, while also scoring 17 runs.
Mice burned four doubles and two triples to mark their production on the plate.
He threw 38 2/3 innings with 46 strikeouts and 26 earned races allowed to help him achieve honorable mention all-Valley Conference status.