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Meet the 2019 Star Tribune All-Metro first team

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 06/03/19, 5:45PM CDT

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See who made the second and third teams as well.

All-Metro first team











Second team

(seniors unless noted)

Pitchers
Mia Kraimer, New Prague: 1.83 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 99 IP. Hit .554 with eight HR. South Dakota-bound.

Alyssa Montero, Centennial: Cougars’ top pitcher was 9-2 with 1.24 ERA, 114 K in just 87⅓ innings pitched.

Bryanna Olson, Park of Cottage Grove: 13-1 record, only loss to state-tournament bound East Ridge. 121 strikeouts, just 25 walks.

Peyton Zak, Anoka: Two-year starter was staff ace with 13-1, 1.22 ERA, 124 strikeouts during the regular season.

Catcher
Joie Fittante, Shakopee, soph.: Top underclassman catching prospect in the state. Hit .470, did not allow a stolen base.

Position players
Jenna Beckstrom, Lakeville North, jr., SS: Terrific fielder who can hit for average and power. College: Future Gopher.

Taylor Brunn, Concordia Academy, 2B: Owns the state record for career base-hits, currently at 283. College: Minnesota-Crookston.

Gabby Maschka, Chanhassen, CF: Offensive table-setter hit .541 with 40 hits, 27 runs.

Kate Pryor, Minnehaha Academy, jr., SS: In her fifth year as a starter. Collected her 200th career hit this season.

Jade Tomashek, Maple Grove, 2B: Naturally gifted hitter. Batted .486 with 34 H, 20 RBI. College: Winona St.

Third team

(seniors unless noted)

Pitchers

Abbey Cook, East Ridge; Lauren Lindahl, Shakopee; Ashton Putzier, North St. Paul; Allison Benning, Stillwater, soph.

Catchers

Logan Anderson, Forest Lake, soph.; Katelyn Mohr, Farmington; Aubree Terris, St. Francis

Position players

Shelby Novotny, Elk River, SS; Jordyn Peterson, Blaine, CF, soph.; Elle Potts, St. Michael-Albertville, 3B; Tori Tollefson, Chanhassen, SS, jr.


How the team was chosen

The Star Tribune’s all-metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with coaches and staff observations.

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