The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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July 30, 2013

Eight Sabers honored

SOLON — Players from both Central DeWitt and Maquoketa received honors when the WaMaC Conference East Division unveiled its 2013 all-conference selections. Several of the Sabers and Cardinals already have all-district recognitions to tout.

DeWitt catcher Jake Thumann and utility man T.J. Sikkema were named to the first team. Both players batted in the .400s for the Sabers, who advanced as far as the substate final with a school-record 32-win season. Thumann, a senior, knocked 41 hits with five home runs and 29 RBIs. Freshman Sikkema applied his arm and his bat to the Sabers’ successes; offensively he recorded 42 hits and 26 RBIs and as a pitcher he blazed the WaMaC with a 5-1 record and a 1.06 earned-run average.

They were joined by four teammates on the second team and two honorable mention Sabers. Freshman pitcher Max Steffens, junior shortstop Emmitt Enyeart, senior outfielder Austin Lechtenberg and senior utility player A.J. Smith all received second-team nods. Grant Henning and Marty Green — both juniors — were DeWitt’s honorable-mention selections.

The eight Saber selections made DeWitt the most recognized team in the conference.

Maquoketa’s Trent Bollman topped the list of Cardinals’ selections with a second-team nod. As an infielder, Bollman led his team with 28 hits in the WaMaC, batting .308 with five doubles and two triples.

He was joined by seniors Tyler Regan and Josh Kirk as Maquoketa’s honorable-mention players.

Elsewhere in the WaMaC state-bound teams Dyersville Beckman and Mount Vernon were both honored with seven and six selections, respectively. Tom Jenk of Beckman and Jeremy Elliott of Mount Vernon were named Co-Coaches of the Year.

WAMAC EAST ALL-CONFERENCE

First Team

Pitchers — Joey Lehmann (Beckman, sr.), Todd Oberthien (Solon, sr.)

Catcher — Jake Thumann (DeWitt, sr.)

Infielders — Ian Ross (Beckman, sr.), Elijah Kane (Solon, jr.), Trey Ryan (Mount Vernon, jr.), Dallyn Putz (West Delaware, so.)

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