Wildcats place 7 on all-NCC baseball team

Humboldt third baseman Cade Witzke throws to first base for an out in the Wildcats' first round district tournament loss to Webster City on July 19. Independent photo.

Humboldt went 21-12 overall, finished 2nd in NCC at 11-3

Humboldt, runner-up in North Central Conference baseball this past season, placed seven players on the coaches’ post-season all-conference team.
Humboldt head coach Jason Thurm announced the selections in the team’s potluck dinner banquet held on July 21 at the high school cafeteria.
Senior first baseman Owen Newton was selected to the first-team unit, along with teammates Jacob Thurm, a junior pitcher, and Joey Busse, a senior infielder. Newton was a unanimous pick, one of five across the conference on the first-team.
Second-team picks for Humboldt include senior outfielder Michael Brightly, senior outfielder Hudson Gargano and sophomore utility player Cade Witzke, who played infield, pitcher and outfield. Senior leftfielder Sawyer Savery was a third-team pick for Humboldt.
Newton was also a first-team all-district pick at first base in Class 3A. Busse was chosen as a first-team all-district player at utility. Jacob Thurm was a second-team all-district pick at utility and Brightly was a second-team all-district outfield selection.
The Wildcats were in the running for the league championship right up until the final game of the regular season to finish 11-3 in the NCC, runner-up to conference foe Webster City (12-2).
Humboldt finished 21-12 overall, bowing 5-4 to Webster City in the first round of the Class 3A district tournament to end their season.

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