2017 Gehlen Catholic baseball season recap

Friday, August 11, 2017
(Photo Contributed) Members of this year’s team included: kneeling (from left) — Jason Konz, Deven Paulsen, Mitch Hunt, Elijah Freking, Mason Kellen, Cole Wiltgen, Colin Budden, Lucas McCarty, Jordan Von Arb, Brian Sauer. Standing — Coach Marty Kurth, Gerardo Beltran, Joey Pohlen, Cole Linden, Cooper Davis, Cody Schmit, Jason Stoll, Colin Wise, Jared Stoll, Izaac Herbst, James Kellen, Dustin Schmit, Coach Solomon Freking

This season, the Gehlen Catholic baseball team finished with a record of 19-10 while going 7-4 in War Eagle Conference play. The Jays overcame an 0-4 start and advanced to the district finals while handing Head Coach Marty Kurth his 500th career win along the way with a midseason victory at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. The team loses seven seniors to graduation in Brian Sauer, Joey Pohlen, Jared Stoll, Gerardo Beltran, Cooper Davis, Colin Wise and Jason Stoll. The team was coached by Head Coach Marty Kurth and assistant coaches Solomon Freking and Ty Kurth.

Team Statistics

Wins 19
Losses 10
Runs for 162
Hits222
Batting average .286
ERA2.29
Runs allowed123
Strikeouts179

Individual Statistics

Batting Average

Colin Wise, SR.373
Gerardo Beltran, SR.351
Lucas McCarty, JR.349
Elijah Freking, JR.340
Cooper Davis, SR.302

Hits

Cooper Davis32
Lucas McCarty30
Gerardo Beltran27
Colin Wise25
Cole Wiltgen25
Home Runs
Lucas McCarty2
Joey Pohlen 1
Triples
Lucas McCarty2
Doubles
Colin Wise8
Lucas McCarty5

RBIs

Lucas McCarty26
Cole Wiltgen21
Colin Budden18
Colin Wise16

Stolen Bases

Cooper Davis4

Runs scored

Cooper Davis26
Gerardo Beltran23
Lucas McCarty22

Walks

Elijah Freking14
Gerardo Beltran11
Lucas McCarty11

Strikeouts (Pitching)

Cooper Davis, SR69
Colin Budden, JR54
Isaac Herbst, JR30

ERA (MIN. 20 IP)

Cooper Davis1.30
Colin Wise1.89
Colin Budden2.07

Wins

Cooper Davis7
Colin Budden4
Isaac Herbst4

Innings Pitched

Cooper Davis59 1/3
Colin Budden44
Colin Wise37
Isaac Herbst29 2/3

Starts

Cooper Davis9
Colin Budden7
Colin Wise6
Isaac Herbst5

War Eagle All-Conference

1st Team

Gerardo Beltran

Colin Wise

2nd Team

Cooper Davis

Honorable Mention

Lucas McCarty

Team Awards

Most Improved

Joey Pohlen

Pride Award

Gerardo Beltran

MVP

Colin Wise

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