Olson, Stoakes, Carver, McKinney, Hanson and Rattenborg 1st team all-NCC
WEBSTER CITY — Webster City went undefeated in North Central Conference play and won its second straight league title and third in four years this summer.
And what’s even more impressive? The statistical dominance the Lynx showed throughout the course of the reduced seven-game slate.
All of that led to an overwhelming showing on the all-NCC teams, as WCHS gobbled up six first-team nods and nine awards in all.
Tyler Olson (pitcher), Devon Stoakes (catcher) and Sean Carver (outfield) were all unanimous picks to the first team. Ty McKinney (infield), Connor Hanson (outfield) and Chase Rattenborg (utility) joined them on the elite squad.
Second team selections went to Beau Klaver (infield) and CJ Hisler (outfield). Trey Lyons (infield) was placed on the third team.
WCHS led the conference in almost every offensive category, including hits (131), runs scored (112), batting average (.347) and RBIs (94). The Lynx also had the top ERA (.0.62) in league contests.
The NCC doesn’t name a Player of the Year, but if it did? Olson would have been the runaway winner.
The junior all-stater was the top hurler and offensive producer in 2020. On the mound he went 4-0 with a 0.65 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 242⁄3 innings of work. At the plate, Olson hit .579 with a .652 on base percentage and 10 RBIs.
Olson went 6-1 overall on the mound and raked at a .468 clip.
WCHS boasted the top three individual batting averages and seven of the top 10 in conference games. Carver (.526) and McKinney (.474) followed right behind Olson to give WCHS the top three spots. Stoakes, Hanson and Hisler (.421) shared the sixth-place slot, and Rattenborg (.412) was ninth.
Olson, McKinney, Klaver, Hisler, Carver, Rattenborg and Hanson were all among the top 10 in RBIs as well.
Lyons hit .421 inside the league.
And the best part? WCHS will return all nine of its all-conference award winners and, in fact, its entire roster next season as it looks to win three straight NCC crowns.
Humboldt senior pitcher Jacob Thurm was the only other unanimous selection to the first team. The Wildcats earned four nods in all, trailing only WCHS and Clear Lake (6). Algona and CGD also had four honorees.
Pitcher — *Tyler Olson, jr, Webster City; *Jacob Thurm, sr, Humboldt; Cael Kolacia, jr, St. Edmond.
Catcher — *Devon Stoakes, soph, Webster City.
Infield — Ty McKinney, fr, Webster City; Erik McHenry, sr, Clear Lake; Drew Uhlenhopp, sr, Hampton-Dumont/CAL; Reed Abbas, jr, CGD.
Outfield — *Sean Carver, jr, Webster City; Connor Hanson, fr, Webster City; Tyler Stein, sr, CGD.
Utility — Chase Rattenborg, jr, Webster City; Cade Witzke, jr, Humboldt.
*Denotes unanimous selection
Pitcher — Cameren Rindone, jr, Algona; Eric Ritter, jr, Clear Lake; Peyton Scott, jr, St. Edmond.
Catcher — Wyatt Streit, jr, Algona.
Infield — Beau Klaver, soph, Webster City; Mario De La Cruz, jr, Hampton-Dumont/CAL; Andrew Formanek, jr, Clear Lake; Caden Matson, soph, Humboldt.
Outfield — CJ Hisler, fr, Webster City; PJ Feuerbach, jr, Clear Lake; Nevan Foss, fr, CGD.
Utility — Dylan Madden, jr, Iowa Falls-Alden; Tyler Manske, soph, Algona.
Trey Lyons, jr, Webster City; Caleb Kruger, sr, CGD; Connor O’Tool, sr, Clear Lake; Colby Clarken, jr, Humboldt; Sam Off, jr, Iowa Falls-Alden; Benji Sauke, jr, Hampton-Dumont/CAL; Austin Warnke, jr, Clear Lake; Aaron Weringa, jr, Algona.