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Kirchner named to All-Tournament Team

July 29, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

FORT DODGE - Estherville Lincoln Central's Emily Kirchner was selected to the 2013 Class 3A State All-Tournament Team on Friday.

In three games at the state tournament, the senior shortstop went 6-for-12 with a triple and an RBI while stealing three bases.

Defensively she had 17 chances with seven putouts, eight assists and two errors for a fielding average of .882.

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Estherville Lincoln Central senior shortstop Emily Kirchner was named to the Class 3A State All-Tournament Team last Friday. Above, Kirchner squeezes her glove on a pop fly during the Midgets’ consolation victory over Monticello.
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Kirchner, a five-year starter at shortstop, will be remembered for the many plays she made-often laying out to stop a grounder and then throwing from her knees to make an out.

Bondurant-Farrar won the Class 3A Title. The Lady Jays began the tournament with am 8-2 win over Monticello and then defeated Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3-2 in eight innings. They won the championship on Friday 6-3 against Clarke.

Class 3A Tournament scores are as follows:

Fact Box

2013 Class 3A State All-Tournament Team

Sarah Pate, Clarke

Erin Sawatzky, Bondurant-Farrar

Emily Kirchner, Estherville Lincoln Central

Maddie Kaalberg, Mid-Prairie

Miles Ludwigs, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Raelyn Webster, New Hampton

Sam Koehn, Bondurant-Farrar

Libby Bemis, Clarke

Emily Wilson, Bondurant-Farrar

Carley Robins, Clarke

Cailey Schlenker, Bondurant-Farrar (captain)

First Round

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 13, ELC 4

Bondruant Farrar 8, Monticello 2

Clarke 6, East Marshall 3

New Hampton 4, Mid-Prairie 3

Class 3A Consolation Round

ELC 11, Monticello 5

Mid-Prarie 8, East Marshall 3

Class 3A 7th Place

Monticello 7, East Marshall 6 (8)

Class 3A Fifth Place

Mid-Prairie 6, ELC 2

Class 3A Semifinals

Bondruant Farrar 3, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2 (8)

Clarke 17, New Hampton 8

Class 3A Third Place

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5, New Hampton 2

Class 3A Championship

Bondurant-Farrar 6, Clarke 3



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