THE SUCCESS OF NORTH LINN BASEBALL
The 2019 North Linn Baseball team is currently 25-1 with their lone loss to Beckman, Dysrville. North Linn has multi-sports athletes that understand what it takes to compete at a high-level consistently day in and day out. The team is so successful because of the big game experience of the current roster and excellent team leadership which is spearheaded by Jake Hilmer, arguably the best player in the state. When you look at the team, they are leading in almost all categories including hits(288), RBIs(217), and 3rd in stolen bases with 150.
On the individual level, 4 players from North LInn lead the state in hits. Jake Hilmer(51), David Seber(43), Austin Hilmer(42) and Travor Boge(41). Jake also leads the state in stolen bases with 42. These players also often show up on our 'Top Performers of the Week'.
The strength of the team is pitching. "We have a lot of kids coming back this year with experience. We can go deeper than most small schools can with our pitching staff and we have the luxury of having 4 or 5 kids we can throw out there in any game and know they will compete and give us a chance to win on any given night." says Coach Griff, North Linn's head coach.
The team is currently heading into Tri-Rivers conference play with a lot of challenges ahead of them with formidable opponents such as Calamus Wheatland, Alburnett, and Midland. The Tri-Rivers is a strong conference and it would be a huge accomplishment to come out on top.
Check out their Team Page for more information, including schedules, rosters, box scores, game previews, and more.
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