2017 Le Mars Community baseball season recap

Friday, August 11, 2017
(Photo Courtesy Roy Tucker Photography) Members of this year’s team included: Not in order of picture— Jacob Pottebaum, Trevor Renken, Kyle Kliever, Trent Hilbrands, Gabe Eckstaine, Logan Lancaster, Chris Deiterman, Anthony Lamoreux, Josh Williams, Keaton Candor, Parker Magnussen, Walker Raymond, Logan Boylan, Collin Nemmers, Connor Ouradnik, Alex Irwin, Brandon Hager, Caden Washburn, Ote Albrecht, Zach Speiler.

This season, the Le Mars Community baseball team finished with a record of 19-14 while going 9-2 in Lakes Conference play, winning the league crown. The Bulldogs lose eight seniors to graduation in Jacob Pottebaum, Kyle Kliever, Trent Hilbrands, Keaton Candor, Parker Magnussen, Walker Raymond, Logan Boylan and Collin Nemmers. The team was coached by Head Coach Trent Eckstaine.

Team Statistics

Wins 19
Losses 14
Runs for 198
Batting average .276
Runs allowed148

Individual Statistics

Batting Average

Keaton Candor, SR.390
Kyle Kliever, SR.360
Brandon Hager, JR.346
Gabe Eckstaine, JR.327


Keaton Candor41
Kyle Kliever41
Gabe Eckstaine31
Parker Magnussen30
Home Runs
Keaton Candor10
Kyle Kliever 2
Kyle Kliever5
Collin Nemmers2
Parker Magnussen2
Keaton Candor13
Gabe Eckstaine11
Parker Magnussen7
Kyle Kliever 7


Keaton Candor29
Gabe Eckstaine23
Kyle Kliever22
Trent Hilbrands20

Stolen Bases

Gabe Eckstaine13
Kyle Kliever13
Keaton Candor12
Collin Nemmers11

Runs scored

Keaton Candor32
Kyle Kliever27
Gabe Eckstaine24
Parker Magnussen19
Collin Nemmers19


Chris Deiterman15
Trent Hilbrands15
Keaton Candor14
Gabe Eckstaine14

Strikeouts (Pitching)

Gabe Eckstaine, JR59
Trent Hilbrands, SR51
Trevor Renken, JR37

ERA (MIN. 20 IP)

Trevor Renken1.80
Trent Hilbrands2.02
Gabe Eckstaine3.30


Trent Hilbrands7
Gabe Eckstaine5
Trevor Renken4

Innings Pitched

Trent Hilbrands59
Gabe Eckstaine46 2/3
Trevor Renken42 2/3


Trent Hilbrands9
Gabe Eckstaine9
Trevor Renken8

Opponent Batting Average

Trent Hilbrands.215
Trevor Renken.220
Gabe Eckstaine.259

Lakes All-Conference

1st Team

Trent Hilbrands

Gabe Eckstaine

Kyle Kliever

Keaton Candor

2nd Team

Parker Magnussen

Collin Nemmers

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