Eight Tigers get 2008 all-MBC softball honorsThe three-time Middle Border Conference champion New Richmond softball team dominated the 2008 all-conference team, with eight Tigers getting all-MBC honors this season.
The three-time Middle Border Conference champion New Richmond softball team dominated the 2008 all-conference team, with eight Tigers getting all-MBC honors this season.
Somerset had two girls who received all-MBC honors for the 2008 season.
New Richmond had six players named to the all-conference first team. They included seniors Nikki Singerhouse, Hannah Bygd, Libby Jensen and Paige Spaulding and sophomores Dani Lagerstrom and Kristy Martinson. Selected as honorable mention all-MBC players were seniors Ashley Stoffel and Alyssa Martinson.
Somerset senior Bre Krohn was a first team all-MBC selection this season. Freshman Ashley Martell received honorable mention status.
Singerhouse may be the most dominating pitcher the MBC has ever seen. She finished the 2008 season with a 17-2 record and a 1.44 earned run average. She struck out 125 batters in 112 innings pitched.
The 2008 edition of the Tigers was one of the best offensive teams in Tiger history and one of the most balanced offensively. Eight Tigers drove home 15 runs or more and those eight all scored 17 or more runs. The Tigers finished the season with an astounding .371 team batting average.
The Tigers had the three top hitters in the conference in 2008. Lagerstrom led the MBC with a .553 batting average. She was followed by Kristy Martinson at .543 and Spaulding at .529. Spaulding’s 27 hits and 24 runs were tops in the MBC.
Krohn and Martell were Somerset’s leading players this season. Krohn was the Spartans’ best defensive player. Martell ranked in the top five in the MBC in hitting.