As if christening a new turf softball/baseball field wasn’t enough, the Owensville Dutchgirl softball foursome of Addison Wright, Anna Finley, Caelie Horstmann and Katelyn Landolt had more …
As if christening a new turf softball/baseball field wasn’t enough, the Owensville Dutchgirl softball foursome of Addison Wright, Anna Finley, Caelie Horstmann and Katelyn Landolt had more reasons to remember the recently completed softball season.
Following recent voting by coaches from the Four Rivers Conference and the Class 3, District 7 Softball Tournament at Borgia, all four of the above-named players were selected to their respective teams giving them All-FRC and All-District recognition.
Able to either get a hit or get on base more than half the time, Finley batted a team-high .609 to go along with a team-leading .636 on-base percentage.
Both of those numbers landed her in the top 10 in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
A regular hit factory, Finley led the team in singles with 50 to go along with tying Wright for the team lead in triples with three.
Finley’s season-high in hits came in mid-September when she had five singles. She also drove in a season-high six runs batted in (RBI) against the Lady Tigers.
For her solid bat, Finley was named to the All-FRC and All-District First Team on the infield along with the 2019 Class 3 All-Region Second Team infield for districts 5-8.
Shifting from shortstop to the pitching circle, Wright’s arm and her bat led her to earn an All-FRC First Team At-Large selection and a All-District First Team nod at pitcher.
Wright was second to Finley on the team in several offensive statistical categories.
Scoring 32 runs, recording 39 total hits of which 21 were singles, 13 were doubles, three were triples and two left the park for home runs.
Wright drove in 38 runs to lead the team at the plate.
Inside the pitching circle, the Dutchgirl sophomore went 10-12 with a 3.80 earned-run average (ERA). What proved to be impressive was that she struck out 117 batters compared to just 32 walks.
Showing control the biggest majority of the season, Wright faced a total of 612 batters only throwing two wild pitches and hitting just nine batters in 22 games.
Moving to the outfield, Horstmann closed her Dutchgirl softball career earning All-FRC and All-District First Team honors for her outfield play on defense and her clutch hitting at the plate.
Horstmann’s best game at the plate came in mid-September on the road at Belle with four hits and three RBIs. Both of which were season highs for the Dutchgirl senior.
Days later against St. Clair, Horstmann came around to score four times in four plate appearances.
Of Caelie’s 35 hits in 86 official at-bats, her nine doubles led Wehar’s Dutchgirl offense.
Shifting back to the infield, spending the majority of the season at second base, Landolt was named to both the All-FRC and All-District Second Team.
Landolt’s best game of her junior season arguably came against St. James going 3-3 with a walk, two singles, a triple and a season-high four RBIs against the Lady Tigers.
Nearly equaling four RBIs in two other games, Landolt also drove in three runs in victories against New Haven and Belle within a four-day span during the month of September.
All four players helped Wehar’s first season in the third base coaches box be a successful one finishing with a 14-13 record for their first season with double digits wins in over a decade.