Crimson baseball announces award winners

The Maple Grove High School baseball program recognized the following individuals for their performance this past season.

Jack Kuebelbeck: A senior two-year starter in centerfield, Kuebelbeck was awarded Northwest Suburban All-Conference honors, Section 5AAA All-Tournament team honors, Cable 12 Second Team All Area Selection, and the peer selected Crimson Leadership Award.  Offensively, Kuebelbeck led the team in the following categories this season: hits (26), doubles (6), batting average (.356), slugging percentage (.438), runs scored (13), and he was second in stolen bases with (14).

Nate Erickson: A senior two-year starter at first-base Erickson was awarded Northwest Suburban All-Conference honors, Section 5AAA All-Tournament team, and Cable 12 Second Team All-Area Selection. Erickson set the school record for highest fielding percentage for a first baseman this season with no errors committed in 162 total chances. He was first on the team in on base percentage (.426), and second on the team in slugging percentage (.421), batting average (.333), RBI’s (10), hits (19), and doubles (five).

Brett Schulze: A sophomore two-year starter at pitcher Schulze was awarded Northwest Suburban All-Conference honors, Section 5AAA All-Tournament Team, and Cable 12 First Team All-Area Selection. He led the Crimson in pitching wins (six), strikeouts (48), complete games (four), and innings pitched (45). He was second on the team in lowest E.A. at 1.71 (12th lowest in school history). Highlights included a one-hit complete game performance against Blaine in the regular season.

Riley Byland: A senior two-year mainstay at pitcher for the Crimson, Byland was awarded second team Northwest Suburban All-Conference honors. He led the Crimson in lowest ERA. at 1.28 (fifth lowest in school history), and was second in strikeouts (26), and innings pitched (27).

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