Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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June 24, 2014

Eleven area players make ICA All-State teams

Ledbetter, White, Borries make first teams

EFFINGHAM — Altamont won a state title earlier this month, and with the effort placed five players on the Illinois Coaches’ Association Class 1A All-State teams in the process.

In total, 11 area players made the All-State teams, with eight making the 1A squads and three making the Class 2A squads overall.

The Class 1A first team included the Altamont battery of pitcher Deidre Ledbetter and catcher Lauren White, while the Class 2A first team featured Teutopolis ace Kadi Borries.

On the second teams, Altamont had twins Madison and Lauren Ohnesorge both make it joined by Cumberland’s Kaylee Carlen, while the 2A team had Anni Borries and Allison Apke representing Teutopolis.

The third team in 1A rounded out the bunch, with Altamont’s Josie Phillips, Stew-Stras/Windsor’s Kendall Knop and Cumberland’s Kyla Thornton making the squads.

Ledbetter hit .476 with two home runs and 48 RBIs while going 26-3 with three saves in 183 2-3 innings, striking out 284 with a 1.11 ERA. White hit .417 on the season with four home runs and 40 RBIs, and two of the homers came in two state tournament games. Kadi Borries had a 1.84 ERA and struck out 121 in 127 2-3 innings, while hitting six home runs and driving in 38 with a .462 batting average.

On the second team, Madison Ohnesorge led Altamont with a .490 batting average and scored a team-high 43 runs, while Lauren Ohnesorge hit .442 with 37 RBIs and a team-high five home runs. For Cumberland, Carlen hit .337 with three home runs and 21 RBIs, while also going 14-5 on the mound with one save, a 2.25 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 121 1-3 innings.

Teutopolis’s second team was led by Apke’s .526 batting average, nine home runs and 40 RBIs, with a slugging percentage of .938. Anni Borries hit .444 on the year with three homers and 31 RBIs while holding down the catcher position.

Phillips hit .432 with two home runs, 31 RBIs and 41 runs scored on the year. Knop hit .470 for the Comets with six triples, driving in 15 runs while stealing 30 bases on the season. She also was 12-4 in the circle with a 2.40 ERA, striking out 83 in 105 innings. Thornton rounded out the squads, as Cumberland’s leadoff hitter led the team with a .398 batting average, drove in 22 runs, scored 44 times, hit 12 doubles and stole six bases.

 

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