The Redwood Valley baseball team recently had four players named to the All-Big South (Small Division) Conference team for the 2019 campaign.
Senior Cole Woodford (OF/P) and junior Bryant Haas (P/IF) were both named to the first team, while senior Kyle Lechner (P) and junior Carter Guetter (OF) earned honorable mention accolades.
Woodford had a huge senior season for the Cards, leading the team in batting average (.500), on-base percentage (.566), slugging percentage (.652), OPS (1.217), hits (33) and runs scored (17). He had a team-high six three-hit games, tied for third in RBI (10) and also drew nine walks.
Haas had a breakthrough season, finishing second on the team with a .385 batting average. He was also second in hits (20), had a .418 on-base percentage, a .462 slugging percentage, six RBI and 11 runs scored. As a pitcher he was second with 31 1/3 innings logged with a 6.70 ERA, 24 K’s and 17 walks.
Lechner was the staff ace, finishing with 51 2/3 innings of work including nine starts. He had a solid 2.84 ERA with a team-high 58 K’s to just 29 walks. Offensively, he led the team with six doubles (17 hits), had a .279 batting average and tied for first with 12 RBI.
Guetter batted .232 with 13 hits (two doubles, one HR) and added six RBI.
Senior Jaden Van Hee had another solid season after batting over .500 as a junior. He would finish third on the team with a .360 batting average including a .515 on-base percentage, a .440 slugging percentage and a.955 OPS. He had 18 hits (one double, one HR), 10 RBI, nine runs scored and led the team with 12 walks and was hit by a pitch four times.
Senior Alex Louwagie had a nice season for the Cardinals finishing with a .340 batting average that included a .477 slugging percentage, 16 hits (two doubles, one HR), nine RBI and 12 runs scored.
Fellow senior Brennan Sander batted .310 with 18 hits (second on the team with five doubles), he tied for first with 12 RBI and also scored 10 runs.
Junior Adam Bommersbach batted .311 with 19 hits (four doubles, one triple) and six RBI. He also logged 11 1/3 innings on the hill with 12 K’s.
Cade Schiller saw 13 1/3 innings on the mound with a 4.20 ERA that included 12 K’s.
The Cardinals finished the season 7-13 overall, losing to eventual Section 3AA champion Paynesville Area 3-0 in the opening round of Section play.