Eleven Comets Earn All-NEIC Honors This Summer

Charles City Comets

The Northeast Iowa Conference recently released its All-Conference softball and baseball teams, and some Charles City Comet athletes were recognized.  The Charles City Comet softball team led the NEIC in selections as they had eight players that earned postseason honors as senior pitcher Megan Roethler, junior infielder Bailey Mitchell and senior utility player Shae Etherington earned first team honors, sophomore infielder Tayler Schmidt, senior infielder Jamie Sindlinger, junior outfielder Sara Martin and senior utility player Megan Staudt were selected as second-teamers and sophomore Ciana Sonberg was awarded an honorable mention.  Roethler had a 16-7 pitching record with a 1.51 ERA and struck out 99 batters this season.  Mitchell had 44 hits this season, scored 26 runs and was a sure-handed shortstop for the Comets this season.  Etherington led Charles City in hits with 63, runs with 37, stolen bases with 35 and batting average at 485.  Schmidt had 42 hits, was second on the team in runs batted in with 26 and was 25-25 in stolen bases.  Sindlinger had 43 hits including seven doubles and had 25 RBI.  Martin led the Comets with in home runs with 11 and RBI with 49 and was second on the team in hits with 46.  Staudt finished the season with 45 hits, 35 runs scored, 18 stolen bases and struck out a team-low eight times.  Sonberg had 27 hits, 16 runs scored and drove in 17 runs this season.  Charles City softball finished the conference season in second place with a 10-5 NEIC record and ended up fifth overall in Class 4A by going 2-1 at the State Softball Tournament.

The Charles City Comet baseball team landed three players on the All-Conference list as junior Nate Lasher was selected to the second team as an infielder and sophomoreTheo Arndt as an infielder, and senior Brady Sickman as an outfielder were named Honorable Mentions.  Lasher finished the year batting 308, tied for the team lead in hits with 24, led the team in stolen bases with 16, and had a team-low three strikeouts.  Arndt led the Comets with a 329 batting average, tied for the team high with 24 hits and had a team high 3 doubles.  Sickman finished the season with a team high 17 runs, was second on the team with 13 RBI and had 11 stolen bases.  The Charles City baseball team finished the conference season in sixth place with an NEIC record of 4-14.

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