Candor, Wesselmann named to GPAC baseball second team
SIOUX CITY — A pair of Plymouth County natives were named to the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) baseball all-conference lists.
Keaton Candor, a Le Mars Community graduate, was named to the second team as an outfielder. He helped the Concordia baseball team to a GPAC tournament championship.
In 52 games this season, Candor is hitting .323 (60-for-186) with nine doubles, 16 home runs and 56 RBIs to go along with a .421 on-base percentage and .629 slugging percentage. The right fielder from Merrill owns program career records for games played (217), runs scored (165), home runs (45), RBIs (184) and walks (105). His 225 hits rank second on Concordia’s all-time list. Candor owns a career batting average of .317 and has been part of three separate teams that have won GPAC championships.
Jacob Wesselmann, a graduate of Remsen St. Mary’s, was named to the second team as a pitcher. He was the only Briar Cliff player named to either the first or second team.
Wesselmann, a senior from Remsen, posted a 4-6 record in 10 starts with seven complete games. He had a team high 71 strikeouts to only 13 walks and held a 3.60 ERA with a .241 opponents’ batting average. His best game of the season was a one-run, 13 strikeout complete game win over Presentation. He reached double-digit strikeouts twice and threw one shutout. Wesselmann became BC’s career strikeout leader this season with 282 K’s.