Hormann earns co-MVP honors for MRC baseball

Isaac Hormann
Isaac Hormann

The Central High School baseball team received several mentions on the Minnesota River Conference all-conference squads.
Shortstop and pitcher Isaac Hormann led the honors for Central (9-7), being named co-mvp of the MRC, sharing the honors with Matt Elsenpeter of Watertown-Mayer, who helped them to the state tournament and a 17-9 record.
Also named to the team were outfielder Zach Stockman and infielder and pitcher Casey Clemensen, while Jordan Kohls earned honorable mention honors as a pitcher and first baseman.
Hormann, a sophomore, led the Raiders at the plate and on the mound. He led the team in hits with 19 and a .463 batting average. He also led the team with 11 RBIs. On the mound he went 3-1 with a 1.77 ERA.
He was a team leader and go to guy. The team looks forward to his play for the next two years. Isaac is the son of Karla and Dewey Hormann of NYA.
Zach Stockman, an eighth-grader, was a great surprise for the Raiders and a young man the team could not keep out of the lineup. He hit .432 and learned how to play the outfield. Zach is a pitcher/1st baseman by trade, but he was moved to the outfield and did a great job.
Zach is going to improve and the team is excited about his future. Zach is the son of Stacy and Rick Stockman of Plato.
Casey Clemensen, a  junior, had a solid year as the team’s leadoff hitter. He hit .270 with an on-base percentage of .438. He led the team in walks with 12. He was second in runs scored with ten and hit .300 with runners in scoring position. On the mound, Casey went 0-2 with both losses being scores of 2-1. His ERA was 1.64. He did a great job leading off and setting the table for the offense. Defensively, Casey played both secondbase and shortstop.
He was very solid and will be looked upon for more great things next season. Casey is the son of Julie and Jeff Clemensen of Cologne.
Coaches also gave Jordan Kohls, a junior, honorable mention, and named  Brody Rodning of Sibley East HS as the Pitcher of the Year and Brent Goracke of Jordan the Coach of the Year.