Wildcats dominate All-DC softball team

Blair-Taylor players made up more than a fourth of the 2021 All-Dairyland Conference softball team.

That number shouldn’t be surprising considering the Wildcats went 18-0 in DC play as part of a 28-1 season that ended in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Semifinal game. As a result, four players were named to the All-DC first team and two more to the second team.

The team used three pitchers, all three played other positions and made the first-team. Abby Thompson was the team’s primary pitcher, going 15-1 on the season and playing shortstop when she didn’t pitch. Lindsay Steien went 11-0 in the circle and played centerfield. Chloe Wagner was 2-0 in the circle, playing shortstop when Thompson pitched and center field when Steien pitched.  Their battery mate, catcher Alivia Boe, was also named to the All-DC team.

The team’s corner infielders both earned second-team honors. Third baseman McKenna Boe and first baseman Callie Wagner were two of the 10 players picked for that team.

Out of the six Wildcats honored, only two — Alivia Boe and McKenna Boe — are seniors.

Independence/Gilmanton was also represented with one first-team member and two second-team selections.

Pitcher and outfielder Emerson Pronschinske was a first-team selection. Catcher Hilari Klopp and third baseman Emerson Pronschinske both earned second-team honors.

B-T won the conference with an 18-0 mark, ahead of C-FC, 16-2; Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, 13-4; Augusta, 12-6; I/G, 10-8; Pepin/Alma, 8-10; Melrose-Mindoro, 6-12; Whitehall, 3-14; Alma Center Lincoln, 3-15 and Eleva-Strum, 0-18.

Other first-team members include Jordyn Halverson and Emma Baures, C-FC; Kennedy Korger, Augusta; Faith Kazemba and Claire Schierenbeck, ECI and Teagan Frey, Mel-Min.

Other second-team members include: Brianna Krueger and Samantha Winsce, Augusta; Cadence Wegner, C-FC; Hannah Kazemba and Kari Wales, ECI. 

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