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Seven Tornadoes make all-conference

Monday, July 23, 2007

Seven players on Storm Lake's second-place Lakes Conference softball team have garnered all-league honors.

Four of them landed on the first team: senior Morgan Darrow as a pitcher, freshman Slone Masters as a catcher, junior Michaela Brungardt as an outfielder and junior Amanda Proczak as a first baseman. Darrow, Masters and Proczak were unanimous selections.

Junior Amber Woodford made the second team as an infielder, while senior Lindsay Guenther and junior Maleia Miller both received honorable mention as outfielders.

Masters led the conference with a .452 batting average and is currently hitting a team-best .447 for the Tornadoes (34-7), who play Algona at Algona in 3A regionals tonight at 7. Masters also has a team-high 40 runs.

Proczak has team bests in RBIs (47), home runs (3) and doubles (11) and is hitting .418, while Darrow is batting .400 with 31 runs, 20 RBIs, 10 doubles and 19 walks. Proczak has the team's best fielding percentage at .991.

Brungardt has a team-best eight triples to go with six stolen bags, 27 runs, 27 RBIs and a .394 batting average.

Darrow has been dominant in the circle in her first year as a full-time pitcher, going 27-5 with 200 strikeouts against just 40 walks and four hit batsmen, and a 1.12 earned run average. Her opponents are hitting just .153 against her.

Woodford has a team-high 10 stolen bases while playing a sure-gloved second base. She has 28 runs, 22 RBIs, a .336 batting average and a .934 fielding percentage.

Guenther has 29 RBIs and has drawn 13 walks, both second best on the team. Miller, a tireless worker, has contributed 20 runs, 16 RBIs and a .257 batting average while playing a solid right field for the Tornadoes.


First Team

Pitchers - Amanda Christensen* (JR, ELC); *Morgan Darrow (SR, STL); Maddy Woodruff (FR, EM)

Catchers - *Slone Masters (FR, STL); Kristi Juergens (JR, ELC)

First Base - *Amanda Proczak (JR, STL); Stephanie Kommes (JR, LM)

Outfield - Erin Beardsley (JR, ELC); Michaela Brungardt (JR, STL); Kelli Carsten (JR, SPE); Emily LeBrink (SO, LM)

Infield - *Ricca Soper (SR, ELC); Christa Clayton (JR, ELC); Emily Beaton (JR, SPE); *Kayla Clearey (SR, LM)

Utility - Allison Youngers (SR, SH); Jordi Gerking (SR, SPL)

Second Team

PItcher - Jen Stevenson (SR, LM)

Catcher - Liz Doppenberg (JR, SPE)

First Base - Lynn Carlson (SO, CH)

Outfield - Brenna Wegner (JR, ELC); Amber Woodford (JR, STL); Kassandra Heynen (SR, HWC)

Utility - Taylor Jacobson (SO, ELC); Emily Wassom (JR, SPE); Lacie Drennon (JR, CH)

Honorable Mention

Storm Lake - Lindsay Guenther (SR, OF); Maleia Miller (JR, OF)

*Unanimous selection

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