Chargers honor athletes responsible for another winning season

Bailey Schaefer posts huge numbers to earn MVP.

Brandon-Evansville softball award winners include (left to right) Taylin Kramer, Miss Hustle, all conference; Mikenna Pattrin, all-state honorable mention, Pheasant Conference Pitcher of the year; Sydney Schaefer, Gold Glove, all conference; Bailey Schaefer, team MVP, Silver Slugger, all-state, Pheasant Conference MVP; Korrie Randt, Best Teammate, all-conference honorable mention; and Kylee Dingwall, all-conference honorable mention. Not pictured is Morgan Bitzan, team's most improved. (Contributed photo)

The Brandon-Evansville softball team put together another winning season that included a seventh straight Pheasant Conference championship and a 17-4 overall record.

Seniors Bailey Schaefer and Mikenna Pattrin were a big part of that, and both players had the honors to show for it after the season. Schaefer, who will play Division II college volleyball in Crookston, was a first-team all-state softball player and All-Section 6A, while Pattrin earned honorable-mention all-state status.

Schaefer earned the Chargers’ MVP and Silver Slugger Awards along with being named the Pheasant Conference MVP. Schaefer dominated the competition in 18 games played this past spring, hitting .636 with a .706 on-base percentage.

She homered seven times, hit five triples and five doubles on her way to 35 runs scored and 32 RBIs. Defensively, she did not commit an error as this team’s catcher.

Pattrin was the Pheasant Conference Pitcher of the Year. She posted a 2.39 ERA in 67 1/3 innings through 16 games. She struck out 74 and issued 20 walks on her way to building up a 10-2 record from the circle.


Sydney Schaefer (Gold Glove), Taylin Kramer (Miss Hustle), Morgan Bitzan (Most Improved) and Korrie Randt (Best Teammate) also earned team awards from the Chargers.

As a group, B-E hit .348 this past spring as they added a 13-1 record in conference play to their 17-win total. Sydney Schaefer and Taylin Kramer were first-team all-conference award winners along with Bailey Schaefer and Pattrin, while head coach Kasi Sieling was the league’s coach of the year. Randt and Kylee Dingwall were honorable-mention all-conference selections.

The Chargers racked up accolades from the classroom as well where they earned a team academic gold award with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above. Randt, Pattrin and Bailey Schaefer were all seniors who were academic all state.

B-E SOFTBALL LETTER WINNERS -- Bailey Schaefer, Korrie Randt, Mikenna Pattrin, Morgan Bitzan, Olivia Otto, Kiley Lund, Kaytlyn Pattrin, Sydney Schaefer, Taylin Kramer, Kendra Klimek, Sophie Koep, Kylee Dingwall

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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