Lalum, Lee named to All-State team
Andrew Lalum and Tyler Lee of the Lewistown American Legion Redbird team were both named to the All-State team for Class A at the conclusion of the baseball season. Lee and Lalum led the Redbirds at the plate, on the field and on the mound.
Lee, who was the main catcher for the Redbirds this season and a repeat All-State player, was one of many versatile players for Coach Scott Sparks. He also pitched and played shortstop and third base for the Redbirds. At the plate, Lee led Lewistown with a .396 batting average in the 63 games he played. He also led the team in hits with 82, doubles with 19 and only struck out 11 times at the plate. Lee pitched in 18 games and ended the season with a 2.48 earned run average. He finished the season with an 11-3 win-loss record and earned two saves. In his 79 innings pitching, Lee struck out 61 opponents, while only walking 30.
Lalum was the regular starter at shortstop for the Redbirds, but he too played a variety of positions, including third base, second base, pitcher and designated hitter. Lalum’s batting average of .375 was second to Lee’s. Lalum played in 66 games and batted 216 times. He led the Birds in home runs with two and was one behind Lee in hits with 81 He was second in RBIs with 61. Lalum walked 24 times at the plate, while only striking out 10 times. On the mound, Lalum finished the season with 6-1 record, striking out 44 opponents. He finished the season with a fine ERA of 1.67.
Schell joins Lee and Lalum on All-Conference squad
Hunter Schell joined Lalum and Lee on the Northern District All-Conference team. Schell played all three outfield positions over the course of the season and also pitched for the Redbirds. Schell led the team in RBIs with a total of 61. He had a total of 70 hits to end the season with a .337 batting average. On the mound, Schell started 14 games and pitched 64 and 2/3 innings. His ERA for the season was 3.68.