The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

June 25, 2014

Accolades for Morrison

CLINTON — A 12-0 season will get a team many accolades. That’s exactly what the Morrison Mustangs got last week when four Mustangs received first team honors by the Three Rivers Athletic Conference coaches.

Along with that, the Mustangs picked up three second team players and one honorable mention representative.

Head Coach Ben Sondergroth also received Coach of the Year.

Joey Brackemeyer and Justin Jensen were two of the Mustangs who got on the first team, and they also were named co-conference Players of the Year.

Brackemeyer never allowed an earned in his five starts as one of the Mustangs’ starting pitchers.

“He was dominant on the mound, for sure,” Sondergroth said. “He as well as Justin were very deserving of the honor, and I’m very proud of what they did.”

Brackemeyer also never lost an outing, going a perfect 5-0 needing 52 1/3 innings.

Jensen, meanwhile, hit .458 throughout the season, and according to Sondergroth, Jensen was over .500 over the Three Rivers portion of the season.

“A lot of coaches would come up and tell me that he would be their hardest out to get,” Sondergroth said. “He was a very dominant hitter for us throughout the season.”

Jensen led the team in four categories — batting average, on-base percentage (.571), RBIs (22), and in slugging percentage (.695).

The other two Mustangs on the first team include sophomore Ben Tegeler and senior Bill Lee Greul.

“Bill was our senior leader, and he did a lot for us,” Sondergroth said. “He had good nights on the mound, and hit really well.”

Greul was 6-4 with a 3.06 ERA in 48 innings of work. Greul also hit two home runs with 20 RBIs.

Tegeler led Morrison with eight doubles and three triples along having the third most RBIs with 18. Tegeler led the team with 21 runs scored.

Erie/Prophetstown received three spots while Fulton picked up one spot in the first team mix. Kenneth Cole, Jordan Chandler, and Kallen Jepsen each were on the first team for the Panthers.

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