By Bob Kuehl
The Mound Westonka High School baseball team held its season-ending banquet on June 4 at Good Shepard Lutheran Church. The celebration followed the White Hawks’ heartbreaking 8-7 loss to Dassel-Cokato the previous Thursday.
In the Section 6AAA game, the White Hawks held a 7-1 lead over the Chargers after two innings and ended up losing 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Mound Westonka stranded 10 runners in the last five innings, including six in scoring position. Senior Cole Kahmeyer had four hits in what would be his last high school game.
At the banquet, all of the varsity players were recognized. Graduating seniors included Kahmeyer, Carsten Doepnerhove, Sam Dufault, Alex Farwell, Josh Leech, Ethan James, Thomas Miller and Shane Stevenson.
Award winners were announced (voted by their teammates):
- Most Improved: junior Tyler Stevenson
- Most Dedicated: Shane Stevenson
- Best Hitter: sophomore Trent Bowe
- Best Fielder: junior Calvin Mackell
- Best Pitcher and MVP: Sam Dufault
Wright County All-Conference awards went to Bowe and Dufault. Selected as All-Conference Honorable Mention were Farwell and Kahmeyer.
Thank you to all the players and parents for a great season.