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Chris Trejo, Sr., 3B/P, Shullsburg/Benton baseball
Shullsburg/Benton senior Chris Trejo finished his prep baseball career by playing three games for the South All-Star team at last week’s 2017 Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game held in Oshkosh last Friday and Saturday.
Trejo, who is the first player from either Shullsburg or Benton to compete in the All-Star Classic, played third base in all three games and took the mound in one game for the South, which posted a 1–2 record in the round robin tournament.
The South fell to the North 13–4 on Friday night, then split a pair of games on Saturday with a 9–6 win over the East and a 15–10 extra inning loss to the West.
Trejo went 1-for-5 at the plate and scored a pair of runs in his three games. He scored a run in Saturday’s win over the East on a ground out by Highland’s John Ross Linscheid. Against the West, in game three, Trejo scored a run in the bottom of ht eighth inning on a two-run double by Janesville Craig’s Evan Spry. The South led 7–0 through four innings, but the West mounted a comeback to tie the game at 7–7 in the top of the seventh, then exploded for eight runs in the eight to grab a 15–7 lead.
Spry surrendered 13 runs, six earned, on 12 hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss. Trejo relieved him on the mound in the eighth and gave up two unearned runs on three hits before securing the final out.
The South All-Star team was coaches by Highland’s Terry Coool, Stoughton’s Jeremy Dunnihoo and Kickapoo’s Eric Wiegel, who is a 1991 graduate of Shullsburg High School.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Evan Kirschbaum, Cassville High School Trap Shooting Team
Kirschbaum was the top area finisher at the recent Wisconsin State High School Clay Target State Tournament held June 10 in Rome, Wis. He placed fourth in the male division by breaking 96 of 100 clay targets to lead the Comets to a 12th place finish out of 52 teams.
Karlie Klas, Potosi High School Trap Shooting Team
Klas shared honors of the top female finisher at the recent Wisconsin State High School Clay Target State Tournament held June 10 in Rome, Wis. She tied Lancaster’s Abbie Schildgen for 13th place in the varsity female division by breaking 80 of 100 clay targets.
Abbie Schildgen, Lancaster High School Trap Shooting Team
Schildgen shared honors of the top female finisher at the recent Wisconsin State High School Clay Target State Tournament held June 10 in Rome, Wis. She tied Potosi’s Karlie Klas for 13th place in the varsity female division by breaking 80 of 100 clay targets.