Ryan Friedges

Jordan shortstop Ryan Friedges was named the MVP of the Minnesota River Conference by the conference’s baseball coaches.

The Minnesota River Conference has announced its all-conference baseball team and honorable mentions, and six Jordan baseball players were honored.

Jordan’s Ryan Friedges, Adam Kreuser, Jonathan Huss, Micheal Lambrecht and Kyle Hvidsten were named to the all-conference team.

Noah Schmitt received an honorable mention.


Senior Ryan Friedges started in all 14 MRC conference games. As a team captain the last two baseball seasons, he hit .630 (29-46), including eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 25 runs, 26 RBIs, and eight walks. He had a .655 OBP, 1.022 SLG, just two K’s, nine stolen bases, and a .731 BA/RSP.

He was a captain and his parents are Dan and Ann Friedges.


Senior Adam Kreuser started in all 14 MRC conference games and served as a captain. He hit .476 (20-42), seven doubles, one home run, 15 runs, 19 RBI, 5 walks and only 5 K’s. From the mound, he pitched 23.33 innings, with a 1.50 ERA, 21 K’s, 3-1 W-L record.

His parents Dan and Patty Kreuser.


Senior Jonathan Huss started in all 14 MRC conference games and was a senior leader for the Hubmen. He hit .420 (21-50), had three doubles, scored 30 runs, eight RBI, five walks, .532 OBP, .480 SLG, seven hit by pitches, and 20 stolen bases. He also pitched 5 innings with 8 K’s and a 0.00 ERA in relief.

His parents are Bob and Jody Huss.


Senior Michael Lambrecht started 13 conference games, hit .306 BA (11-36), scored 11 runs, four doubles, 10 RBI, six BB. He was a captain and leader for the team. He also pitched 26 innings with a perfect 5-0 W-L record. He had an ERA of 2.15 with 27 K’s and six walks.

His parents are Richard and Karen Lambrecht.


Freshman Kyle Hvidsten started 13 games and hit .500 (21-42). He had nine doubles, one triple, three home runs, scored 25 runs, had 18 RBI. He walked eight times, had an OBP of .600, .976 SLG, struck out only once, had four HBP, stole five bases and had .500 BA/RSP. He pitched six innings with a 0.00 ERA and 1-0 record.

His parents are Corey and Julie Hvidsten.


Other all-conference selections: Burke Nesbit, Le Sueur-Henderson, senior, OF/1B/pitcher; Mitch Casperson, Le Sueur-Henderson, junior, shortstop/pitcher; Thomas Gupton, Le Sueur-Henderson, junior, pitcher/2B; Zack Berndt, Le Sueur-Henderson, sophomore, 3B; Kaden Czech, Southwest Christian, senior, pitcher/2B/3B; Nick Forar, Southwest Christian, senior, pitcher/1B; Jack Widdifield, Southwest Christian, freshman, Outfield; Nick Johnson, Tri-City United, senior, pitcher/Infielder; Tyler Sladek, Tri-City United, senior, pitcher/Outfielder; Luke Luskey, Belle Plaine, freshman, pitcher/Infielder; Dylan Kahle, Belle Plaine, junior, Infielder/pitcher; Holden Rickaby, NYA, senior, Left Field; Hayden Molva, NYA, junior, pitcher; Lucas Dose, Sibley East, junior, 1B/pitcher; Brendan Feltmann, Mayer Lutheran, senior, 1B/DH.


Those deserving honorable mentions include: Noah Schmitt, Jordan, senior, CF/catcher; Logan Kahlow, Le Sueur-Henderson, senior, catcher; Koby McBroome, Southwest Christian, sophomore, Shortstop; Devin Vosejpka, Tri-City United, senior, IF/pitcher; Joey Burgemeister, Belle Plaine, sophomore, catcher; Jesse Broin, NYA, sophomore, catcher; Ty Knacke, Sibley East, senior, Third Base; Zach Froman, Mayer Lutheran, junior, CF/pitcher.

The coaches named Ryan Friedges of Jordan as 2019 MRC Baseball Most Valuable Player.

The coaches named Tommy Gupton of LSH and Michael Lambrecht of Jordan as 2019 MRC Baseball Most Valuable Pitcher.

Jordan’s Brent Goracke was named the 2019 MRC Baseball Coach of the Year.

Sports editor

Todd Abeln has been the Shakopee and Jordan sports editor for more than 10 years. He enjoys highlight big accomplishments and competitive games. Todd also enjoys golf, softball and watching his kids play baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball.


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