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.
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:
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)
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