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Dorhout named MVP for Monarch baseball team

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D-S baseball banquet

The Denison-Schleswig baseball team’s postseason banquet took place last Tuesday night at the Denison High School cafeteria.

Under first-year head coach Travis Wessel, the Monarchs went 10-10 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference (sixth place) and 15-17 overall.

Senior pitcher/infielder Dawson Dorhout was recognized as the team’s most valuable player.

At the plate, Dorhout hit .313 with 31 hits in 99 at bats, achieving two doubles and one triple to go with 15 runs batted in and 15 runs scored overall.

On the mound, Dorhout went 5-4 overall with one save.

He threw 52 innings, allowing 50 runs (32 earned) on 64 hits with 46 strikeouts and 23 walks.

Junior Jack Mendlik was named the team’s hardest worker. Senior Dylan Gehlsen was honored as the team’s most improved player.

Mendlik hit .320 with 32 hits on the year, including five doubles and one triple, while driving in 20 and scoring 29 runs on the season.

Senior Austin Scheuring received the team’s Monarch Award and freshman Trey Brotherton was named the team’s rookie of the year.

Scheuring and fellow-senior Austin Freese both were also honored on the Hawkeye 10 summer all-academic team for the Monarchs.

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