This week's Pirates of the Week are Jade Selzler, Emma Boll, Blake Fee, Aleece Durbin and Ben Andringa.
Jade Selzler - So. C/P/IF
Head Coach Mitch Bakken says, “Jade has worked extremely hard this spring to improve all areas of his game. We are looking at Jade to play some third base, pitch and catch this year. Jade stood out in the first game of the year catching for us against Frazee. He was solid behind the plate and blocked everything. His ability to block and keep baseballs in front of him gave our pitchers the confidence to keep working down in the zone knowing that he would make the plays needed. Jade is going to improve in all aspects of his game as the season goes on and we are excited to watch him contribute in every game.”
Emma Boll - Fr. IF
Head Coach Robbe Nessler says, “Despite being one of our younger players as a freshman, Emma has some varsity experience and has been a steady presence for us throughout the first week of games. She has a great glove and makes contact when she's up to bat. Further, she brings infectious enthusiasm to games, practice and she is a hard worker who is always willing to go the extra mile to make herself and her team better. She is respected by her teammates and coaches alike and will be a key player for our program this year and into the future as well.”
Blake Fee - Jr.
Head Coach Cody Brekken says, “Blake came out of the weekend winning three of his four matches against strong competition. He is a junior with strong leadership presence and shows potential to be even better."
Aleece Durbin - Sr.
Head Coach Amy Boll says, “Aleece is a senior and a captain on the Crookston girls’ track team. She runs the 100M, 200M, 400M, 100H, 300H, 4x200M, 4x400M, long jump and triple jump. Aleece has been on the varsity track team since seventh grade. Aleece works hard and leads the team by example. She has very high expectations and pushes herself every meet.”
Ben Andringa - So.
Head Coach Wayne Folkers says, “Ben is a sophomore who is an excellent long distance runner. He runs the 3200m and anchors our 4X800m. So far, Ben is having a good season and started out with a second place finish in the outdoor meet at TRF. We look forward to watching him run.”