Tanner, Schnathorst named all-NCC 2nd team

WEBSTER CITY – The Webster City baseball team garnered four sports on the 34-player North Central Conference all-conference teams, it was announced last week.

The nine league coaches placed 13 players on the first and second teams and eight more on the third team.

Sophomore catcher Jordan Tanner and junior center fielder Ty Schnathorst claimed second-team honors for the Lynx. Teammates Cole Reigelsberger, a senior infielder, and Corey Wagner, a junior designated hitter/infielder, were placed on the third team.

League runner-up and Class 2A state qualifier Clear Lake picked up eight honors, the most of any team. Third-place finisher Algona secured six accolades and, perhaps surprisingly, NCC champion Humboldt was left with just five spots, which tied it for third-most with Fort Dodge St. Edmond.

Humboldt swept through the league en route to a 14-0 record, two games ahead of Clear Lake.

Clear Lake (four) and Humboldt (three) combined to take more than half of the first-team slots. Unanimous honors went to Wildcats’ senior pitcher Chris Witzke and senior infielder Brady Shelgren, Algona senior outfielder Blake Elsbecker, and St. Edmond senior utility player Jason Setterdahl.

Other first-team members included Clear Lake’s Ben Mason (pitcher), Ethan McHenry (infield) and Zach Lester (catcher); Humboldt’s Devon Clark (infield); Algona’s Alex Remy (pitcher) and Collin Besch (utility); and Hampton-Dumont’s Nate White (outfield).

Schnathorst possessed one of the top gloves in the conference, as he was the quarterback of the WCHS outfield throughout the season. He also led the team at the plate with a .348 batting average, 24 hits and 17 RBI.

Tanner was arguably the best defensive catcher in the conference, as he was behind the plate for all but one of the Lynx games. At the plate, Tanner hit .219 and he also swiped 15 bases in 15 attempts.

Reigelsberger, the only senior on the WCHS roster, hit at a .270 clip. He laced two doubles and one home run.

Wagner was the Lynx top power hitter and owned a club-best .482 slugging percentage. He also hit .304 with five doubles, one triple and one home run. He drove in 11 runs.