Tornstrom is softball MVP, All-TRC, All-Section

Katie Tornstrom, shown here tagging out a Houston base runner, was named to both the All-Section Softball Team and the All-Three Rivers Conference Team in addition to being voted Most Valuable Player by her Caledonia/Spring Grove teammates. File photo
S. Lee Epps

Senior shortstop Katie Tornstrom is the most honored 2019 Caledonia/Spring Grove softball player, being named both All-Section and All-Three Rivers Conference in addition to being voted Most Valuable Player by her Warrior teammates.

The Cal/SG Team Player Award went to Anna Mauss while Kaydi Breeser was the choice for Most Improved. Lydia Lange received Honorable Mention All-TRC.

Gabby Hoscheit, a senior second baseman, earned Academic All-State credentials, an impressive state recognition for senior letter winners with at least a 3.8 cumulative GPA through their high school career. The team had a state Silver Academic Award for a team GPA of at least 3.5.

Tornstrom batted .308 with six extra-base hits, including a team-high two home runs. She tied for second with 11 runs batted in while scoring eight times herself.

Mauss, a senior third baseman and two-year letter winner, batted .322 with five extra-base hits. All four of her RBIs came with two outs.

Breeser, a junior outfielder, batted a team-best .387 with a team-high .441 on-base percentage. 

Lange, a junior first baseman and two-year letter winner, led the team in both extra-base hits (9) and RBIs (12) with the second-best batting average of .361.

The Warriors won 7 and lost 12 with a 5-11 record in the Three Rivers Conference.

"I often felt like this team was often one inning, one crucial hit or one big defensive play away from winning a number of more ball games," said veteran coach Michelle Anderson. 

"This group of (four) seniors kept things lively…and have been dedicated to our team.

"We do have a number of returning players for next season, including four pitchers with a great deal of potential," added Anderson.  "Looking forward to seeing the progress all the girls can make over the next year."

Six letter winners retain eligibility for 2020.