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2018 all-tournament teams released

By Trevor Squire, SportsEngine, 06/15/18, 3:00PM CDT


See which players were honored for their performances at this year's state tourney.

McKayla Armbruster was one of three Faribault players selected to the Class 3A all-tournament team. Photo by Shari L. Gross, Star Tribune • shari.gross@startribune.com

Faribault and North Branch made their first state tournament appearances memorable by climbing into the Class 3A title game, and with a 2-0 victory over the Vikings, the Falcons captured their first state championship.

Each team also earned three all-tournament team selections, which were announced following the state tournament. The all-tournament teams are selected by coaches attending the event.

Faribault's McKayla Armbruster was dominant in all three games, pitching a no-hitter in a quarterfinal win over Bemidji and allowing one hit to North Branch in the title bout. Both were complete-game shutouts for the junior, as she finished the tournament with a 0.33 ERA, 37 strikeouts and one walk.

Bre Bresnahan went 3-for-9 and drove in three runs and Allison Schak hit a tournament-best two home runs while going 7-for-11 at the plate in three games. The pair round out the Falcons' contingent who earned the honors.

North Branch pitcher Sam Pederson also turned heads at the tournament, finishing with a 0.39 ERA, 27 strikeouts and two walks. Cassandra Sinn and Amber Yoch proved their worth at the plate: Sinn hit 5-for-9 and Yoch went 4-for-10. Both players brought in three runs in the tournament.

Scroll through the tables below to see who was selected to this year's all-tournament teams.

Class 3A

Player Position Grade School
Evette Morgan Utility Player 11 Bemidji
Erin Powers First Base 12 Holy Angels
Alli Clark Shortstop 11 Hill-Murray
Samantha Iverson Outfielder 11 Winona
Cassandra Sinn First Base 12 North Branch
Sam Pederson Pitcher 12 North Branch
Amber Yoch Second Base 12 North Branch
McKayla Armbruster Pitcher 11 Faribault
Bre Bresnahan Shortstop 12 Faribault
Allison Schak Centerfielder 12 Faribault

Class 4A

Player Position Grade School
Autumn Reid Outfielder 10 Forest Lake
Ashley Herold Infielder 11 Shakopee
Emily Hansen Infielder 12 Buffalo
Grace Gilmore Pitcher 12 Centennial
Madi Meduna Outfielder 11 Park of Cottage Grove
Saren Croker Catcher 11 Park of Cottage Grove
Shelby Schabacker Third Base 12 Park of Cottage Grove
Tatiana Tabucol Infielder 12 Stillwater
Allison Benning Pitcher 9 Stillwater
Torri Chute Catcher 11 Stillwater

Class 2A

Player Position Grade School
Isabel Northrup Pitcher 11 Winona Cotter
Sarah Johnson Pitcher 12 Annandale
Shelby Bloemendaal Pitcher 12 Pipestone Area
Mandi Miller Outfielder 11 Pipestone Area
Mackenzie Brey Pitcher 11 St. Peter
Olivia Stevens Third Base 10 St. Peter
Shelby Paul Leftfielder 10 St. Peter
Calli Maki Pitcher 12 Maple Lake
Katie Goelz Rightfielder 10 Maple Lake
Olivia Paumen Third Base 10 Maple Lake

Class 1A

Player Position Grade School
Abigail Mickle Shortstop 10 Carlton
Sarah Mohr Shortstop 9 New Ulm Cathedral
Morgyn Otte Pitcher 9 Randolph
Mackenna Otte Infielder 10 Randolph
Rhiana Roberts Pitcher 12 New York Mills
Allison Stafki Third Base 12 New York Mills
Tiffany Thompson Catcher 10 New York Mills
Sierra Van Dyke Pitcher 11 Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian
Gabby Buckridge Pitcher/Rightfielder 10 Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian
Jessa Nibbelink Centerfielder 11 Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian

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