Hannah Sweet, UW-Stout sophomore third baseman from Elk River, was named to the all region team after hitting .317 this season (38-for-120) with two homers and 22 RBI which ranked second on the team. The Blue Devils were 20-22.
She was named to the NFCA NCAA Division III Great Lakes All-Region team.
The UW-Stout web site stated: “Sweet could hit for power, but could also lay down a bunt, finishing the season with four sacrifice hits. Defensively, Sweet numerous times used her long reach to snag line shots and made several over the shoulder foul catches for outs. With a strong arm, she recorded 51 assists, to go along with her 51 putouts.”
Michala Bruns, freshman from Elk River on the Minnesota-Moorhead softball team, started all 43 games at second base or shortstop. She hit .174 (19-for-109) with five doubles, six RBI and 12 runs. The Dragons were 9-34.
Colton Buege of Rogers, a member of the U of M golf team, played in just one tournament this year, his freshman season with the Gophers after a redshirt year. There’s a good opportunity to break the lineup next year with several players graduating.
Tim Peterzen, sophomore from Elk River on the Gopher golf team, played in five tournaments, four in the fall and one in the spring. He averaged 77.06 strokes, sixth on the team.
Jamie Klein of Elk River closed her UW-River Falls softball career hitting .200 (10-for-50) in 30 games with two homers and eight RBI, and pitching 10 innings (relief) with an 0-1 record. The Falcons had a new main pitcher this year and went 34-15. In her career, Klein had a 21-17 record and 3.53 ERA while hitting .234 with 62 hits, five homers, 31 walks and 50 RBI in 100 games.