Trojans place 11 on All-MCAA squads

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN STAFF
Six members of the Hillsboro High School softball team and five

members of the baseball team have received All-MCAA commendation.



Jill Hein, Emily Donahue and Holly Lindsay, all sophomores, were
named

to the softball first team, while junior Dionne Jost, senior Sara

Janzen and sophomore Robyn Penner received honorable mention.



Senior Tyson Ratzlaff was named to the first team in baseball,
while

senior Kane Adams, juniors Grant Brubacher and Dan Funk, and
freshman

James Bina received honorable mention.



Hein, who led the second-place Trojans with a .350 batting average
and

18 runs batted in, was named to the first-team outfield. She had a

.722 fielding percentage.



Donahue, picked for first base, hit .308 and drove in 15 runs. She

made only two errors all season for a fielding percentage of .986.



Lindsay, one of four pitchers picked for the first team, was 8-4
with

an ERA of 2.12. During the season, she threw two five-inning
no-hit

games over a stretch of 16 and one-third hitless innings.



Jost, with a .270 batting average and a fielding percentage of
.884,

received honorable mention at second base. Janzen, who hit .322
and

had a fielding percentage of .841, was picked for shortstop.
Penner,

who hit .351, was honorable mention as a utility player.



Even though Hillsboro won the league baseball title, only one
Trojan

was picked for the league?s first-team?and that was a shared
honor.



Ratzlaff, who earlier was named honorable mention all-state at
second

base, shared league honors with Lyons? Jeremy Riggins. Ratzlaff
batted

.426 and had a fielding percentage of .828.



Meanwhile, Brubacher, who, a few days earlier, had been picked
Class

3A first team at shortstop, took a backseat to Brad Bengston of
Smoky

Valley for all-league honors.



Brubacher led his team in hitting (.552), runs batted in (29),
runs

scored (45), hits (37) doubles (7), triples (3) and home runs (5).
His

fielding percentage was .884.



Adams was picked for honorable mention at first base. He hit .347
with

23 RBIs and three home runs for the Trojans and had a fielding

percentage of .930.



Funk was picked as an outfielder. He hit .479 and drove in 21 runs

this season. His fielding percentage was .974.



James Bina, only a freshman, was the Trojans? starting catcher all

season.



Bina hit .431, drove in 15 r

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