Netty is the Trojans’ all-everything player, having played shortstop, third, centerfielder and catcher this season. A three-time all-Mississippi Valley Conference first-team selection, Netty is batting .446 with seven extra-base hits and 23 RBIs this season. “She can play any position and play them at a high level. She is probably one of the most versatile players in the state,” East coach Gene Laughlin said. Netty also plays volleyball and is a National Honor Society member.
The first-year starter in the outfield ranks second on the Wahawks with a .369 average. Stackhouse had three doubles in a sweep of Cedar Rapids Washington last week. She is tied for the team lead with six doubles and has hit three home runs while driving in 16 runs. “Just an all-around good kid who is a hard worker and a great teammate. We have a lot of confidence in her,” West coach Ashley Reimer said. Stackhouse also participates in volleyball and track for the Wahawks.
After coming off the bench last year, Lutgen is leading the Dons (20-3) with a .521 batting average. He ranks second on the team in runs scored (36) and third in runs batted in (26). The standout wrestler is also 2-0 as a starting pitcher. “He has stepped into a starting role this year and has been a huge leader for us. He is a player that kept working hard and has gotten better every year,” Don Bosco head coach Blaine Rhoads said.
Little is having her best offensive year since breaking into the starting line-up two years ago as an eighth-grader. The sophomore left fielder is batting .425 with 19 RBIs and a .444 on-base percentage. Her 37 total hits rank third for the potent Sailor offense. “Maliyah is doing an outstanding job for us” Sailor head coach Chris Olmstead said. “She has a very ‘quiet’ swing, which helps her to make good contact. She is an excellent bunter, as well, and that has given us versatility to use her at different spots in the lineup.” Little also participates in basketball and track and is a 3.05 GPA student.
The Wolverines’ third baseman was having a quiet season until last week when he hit five home runs in five games. The future Wartburg College baseball player now has seven home runs on the season while hitting better than .400 and leading the team in RBIs and runs scored in addition to his team-best home run total. “We don’t rely on his power, but we definitely feel good when we’ve got guys on in front of him,” D-NH head coach Sean Leonard said. Weichers also played football and basketball for the Wolverines.