Four named all-conference on Chatfield baseball team

By: 
Bill Bentson

The Chatfield Gophers baseball team finished the regular season with a 9-9 record, then lost in the first round of the playoff to Lewiston-Altura, finishing the 2019 season with a 9-10 record.  The team had a 7-8 record in the Three Rivers Conference and was 2-3 against teams in the TRC-East division.

Team stats

The Gophers scored 107 runs during the season and gave up 109, an average of 5.63 vs. 5.74.  The team had a batting average of .256, with 120 hits in 468 at-bats.  Of the 120 hits, 93 were singles, 20 were doubles, two were triples and five were homeruns.  The team walked 100 times and struck out 136.  The team had 89 runs-batted-in, of the 107 runs scored.  The Gophers had an on-base average of .397.

The team was 3-2 in shortened games and 0-1 in extra-inning games.

Pitching stats

Record: Austin Storm (2-2), Henry Gathje (1-0), Hunter Johnston (1-0), Max Aug (4-2), Seth Allen (1-2) and Zach Roline (0-4).

Saves: Storm, 3; Allen, 1.

Innings pitched, leaders: Storm, 24.2; Gathje, 11; Aug, 41.1; Allen, 19.0; Roline, 15.1.

Strikeouts: Aug, 48; Allen, 23; Roline, 13; Storm, 10.

ERA: Aug, 2.202; Storm, 4.257; Allen, 5.158.

Hitting stat leaders

Batting average: Aug, .393 (22/56); Roline, .333 (17/51); Gathje, .316 (18/57); Lincoln Salisbury, .288 (15/52); Storm, .235 (12/51); Allen, .231 (12/52); Paul Griffin, .228 (13/57).

Hit leaders: Aug (22), Gathje (18), Roline (17), Salisbury (15).

Extra-base hits: Salisbury, 8 (6 doubles-1 triple-1 homerun); Allen, 6 (5-0-1); Gathje, 4 (2-0-2); Aug, 4 (2-1-1); Roline, 4 (4-0-0).

Runs-batted-in: Gathje (20), Roline (20), Aug (19), Salisbury (13).

Runs scored: Allen (26), Salisbury (19), Aug (15).

Walks: Allen (17), Salisbury (17), Aug (13), Johnston (13), Roline (12).

Hit-by-pitch: Roline (5), Allen (3), Sam Stevens (2).

On-base-percentage: Aug, .500; Roline, .493; Salisbury, .465; Johnston, .459; Allen, .444; Gathje, .388; Storm, .310.

All-conference: Lincoln Salisbury, Zach Roline, Max Aug and Henry Gathje.  Honorable Mention: Seth Allen.

Graduating seniors: Zach Roline, Seth Allen, Lincoln Salisbury.