By Paul Lecker
Stratford senior Dawson Gebelein and Auburndale senior Paul Willfahrt were unanimous first-team selections to the 2015 All-Marawood Conference South Division baseball team.
Gebelein hit .410 (16 of 39) with 12 RBIs and five stolen bases for the Tigers, who finished 7-5 and in third place in the conference. He also was Stratford’s top pitcher, going 4-3 with a 2.32 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings in league play.
Willfahrt was 3-3 with a 2.77 ERA and had 30 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings for the Apaches. He also batted .406 (13 of 32) and led Auburndale with 13 RBIs and 16 runs scored in Marawood South action.
Both Auburndale, which went 6-6 and tied for fourth in the conference, and Stratford also had two second-team and two honorable mention selections.
Senior Wyatt Weiler and sophomore Aaron Willfahrt were second-team picks, and seniors Cooper Krings and Collin Hawkins were honorable mention choices for Auburndale.
Senior Michael Bargender and sophomore Cole Hoffman were chosen to the second team, and junior Dylan Peterson and senior Jake Schmitt earned honorable mention accolades for the Tigers.
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2015 All-Marawood Conference South Division Baseball Team
First Team: Brady Baltus, jr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; *Nathaniel Clark, jr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; *Paul Willfahrt, sr., Auburndale; *Isaac Barber, sr., Marathon; *Alex Blume, sr., Marathon; *Ryan Gassner, jr., Marathon; Landen Williamson, jr., Marathon; *Nathan Dupee, sr., Pittsville; Paul Downs, jr., Pittsville; *Dawson Gebelein, sr., Stratford.
Second Team: Jared Haas, sr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Wyatt Weiler, sr., Auburndale; Aaron Willfahrt, so., Auburndale; Matt Braun, sr., Marathon; Karter Underwood, jr., Marathon; Lee Peterson, sr., Wausau Newman Catholic; Hunter Ladick, sr., Pittsville; Jacob Schulz, sr., Pittsville; Michael Bargender, sr., Stratford; Cole Hoffman, so., Stratford.
Honorable Mention: Brandon Birkhauser, so., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Tony Kuentjes, so., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Cooper Krings, sr., Auburndale; Collin Hawkins, so., Auburndale; Brooks Repking, sr., Marathon; Noah Dirks, jr., Marathon; Connor Wulf, fr., Wausau Newman Catholic; Noah Panzer, jr., Northland Lutheran; Bretten Zuelsdorff, sr., Northland Lutheran; Tim Zogleman, sr., Pittsville; Dakota Landpheir, fr., Pittsville; Dylan Peterson, jr., Stratford; Jake Schmitt, sr., Stratford.
Player of the Year: Alex Blume, Marathon.
Coach of the Year: Steve Warren, Marathon.